Live Healthier, Happier and more Balanced Lives!
Across the First Coast there are a variety of resources available for people living with diabetes. Here is a list of a few good places to start.
American Diabetes Association
7825 Baymeadows Way
Diabetes and Nutrition Resources
820 Prudential Dr.
YMCA Diabetes Support Group
Yates Family YMCA
221 Riverside Ave.
Northeast Florida Pediatric Diabetes Center
825 Prudential Dr.
Howard Bldg. Suite 303
Baptist Health / Nutrition and Diabetes Resource Department
820 Prudential Drive
Do you have a health nut in your life that wouldn’t touch a fruitcake with a ten foot pole?
Here is a list of some great healthy gifts to give those hosts and hostesses that would shy away from a tin of cookies!
Local Artisan Soaps
For the clean freak that loves organic, there is a variety of great local artisan soaps available at Riverside Arts Market and various boutiques in town. We love Long Hammock Organic soaps, because they come in a sweet little muslin bag. You can pick up a stack of bars at Violet in the 5 Point neighborhood in Riverside.
Local Fruit Basket
Those poor souls that watch their diet even during the holiday season, a fruit basket of locally grown fruit is a great alternative to a pound cake. Winter is citrus season, and persimmons abound in November. The Beaches Green Market is a safe bet for picking up a variety of local produce for a gift basket.
Spice it Up
A little bag of spices and rubs are a gift with a long shelf life. For those who love to go lean and mean on the grill, a new addition to the spice cabinet is always a safe bet. Native Sun has a fantastic selection of organic and unique spice blends.
Instead of bringing a bottle of wine, bring a beautiful glass jug of fresh juice. You can hit up Pulp or one of the local juice bars for a fresh squeeze.
Dress it Up
The Olive Oil store at the St. Johns Town Center has an awesome selection of olive oils and unique vinegars that would make an excellent gift for anyone who loves a good salad!
This holiday season take some time to give back to those in need in our community. By donating money, food, toys, clothes, or just your time in general you will be embracing the true spirit of the season.
Here is a list of local shelters that could use your help.
City Rescue Mission
234 State St. W.
IM Sulzbacher Center
611 E Adams St.
Trinity Rescue Mission
627 W Beaver St.
Clara White Mission
613 W. Ashley St.
Youth Crisis Center
3015 Parental Home Rd.
800 Shetter Ave.