Angel Tree gift distribution

Juhi Shah, president of SAMC's TeenAge Volunteers, helps load gifts for the SAMC sponsored Christmas families. 3664ChristmasDonations310x153 SAMC collected gifts for approximately 35 individuals through the Salvation Army's Angel Tree program. Several departments selected a needy child or family and purchased Christmas gifts for them. Way to go team, for being so generous this holiday season and all year long!

Holiday security tips

Houston County Chief Deputy Jeff Carlisle gave a talk on home security to the 2nd Cup of Coffee 3217SecondCupOfCoffeeHomeSecurity310x153 Senior Discovery group in SAMC's Terrace Cafeteria. Carlisle gave participants a home security checklist which included such items as:

  • Lock all exterior doors at night and every time you leave the house.
  • Have doors with wide-angle peep holes at heights all family members can use.
  • Have dead-bolt locks on all exterior doors.
  • Keep a spare key with a trusted neighbor instead of under a doormat or plant.
  • Keep all windows locked.
  • Install a dowel or pin to secure sliding glass doors to prevent them from being shoved aside or lifted off the track.
  • Keep shrubs and bushes trimmed outside.
  • Keep outdoor lights on in the evening.
  • Stop mail and newspaper deliveries when away from home.
  • Lock all outdoor sheds and gates.
  • Secure bicycles with padlocks.
  • Store firearms unloaded and locked in storage boxes with trigger guard locks.
  • Inscribe electronic valuables with an identifying number approved by local police.
  • Have an up-to-date home inventory with photos.

KidFit team visits Wicksburg Elementary

The SAMC Foundation/Kohl's KidFit team is visiting Wicksburg Elementary school this month. This is Wicksburg's KidFitWicksburg310x153 second year in the program. The Koh'ls Kids Fit for Life program has promoted a healthier lifestyle to more than 80,000 Dothan area children and their families this school year. The program is part of a six session curriculum taught during the school's physical education time, led by the Living Well Fitness staff.