July 4th is a fun travel time for families, and whether you will be attending a parade, enjoying a barbeque or traveling with family, it is important to not let down your guard about keeping kids safe.
The National Crime Prevention Council, (home of McGruff the Crime Dog), and AlertID join forces to provide important safety tips and advice to help families keep safe over the holiday and every day.
“Keeping kids safe while traveling can prove challenging for parents. Being prepared and practicing simple safety rules will help protect your children every day, including while on travel,” said Ann M. Harkins, NCPC President and CEO.
Enjoy Independence Day and keep these important travel and safety tips in mind to help protect you and your children:
—Parents should prepare in advance to become familiar with any places they and their family will visit over Independence Day:
—Parents may register for FREE at AlertID.com, enter an address and see an easy-to-read map showing sex offenders residing or working in the vicinity, view local crime information in many major cities and receive alerts for these as well as those for severe weather, earthquake and traffic alerts.
—Snap a photo of the child prior to any event, and enter up-to-date descriptions into AlertID’s My Family Wallet (located on AlertID’s free mobile app). If the child goes missing, members may access the information on their smartphones and send it quickly to law enforcement when every moment counts.
—Review safety rules with kids before you leave home, such as your cell number and what to do in case you become separated.
—Dress kids in bright colors that are easy for you to remember and recognize in a crowd.
—Accompany and supervise children in public facilities, including restrooms.
—Keep children with you at all times and strictly enforce a buddy system for older children, including designating a time and place to meet.
—Have children memorize or keep handy your cell phone number and address, as well as the name, phone number, and address of the place you are staying.
—Remind children to remain in the area where they become separated, and teach them to dial 9-1-1 in emergency situations.
—Point out unsafe places to play and discourage kids from taking shortcuts or playing near dangerous intersections.
—In the event they are grabbed by a stranger, instruct children to yell “This person is trying to take me!” or “This is not my mother/father!” and to resist by pulling, walking or running away.
—Stay in contact with your friends and neighbors by using AlertID’s Secure Social Network. See something suspicious? Members may send an alert to their neighbors, members in their current location, members of an AlertID group, and report it directly to law enforcement or even the Department of Homeland Security.
“Summer and Holidays are fun times for family, but we also need to remember to keep safety in mind when it comes to our kids. With families traveling over Independence Day and throughout the summer, being informed and prepared can truly help keep families and children safer,” according to AlertID’s Founder, Keli Wilson.
For more information and tips on travel safety, visit the National Crime Prevention Council’s website.
To sign up for a free AlertID account to help your family Live Safely or for more information, go to www.AlertID.com.
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Montara Meadows will be hosting a number of independence-themed events during the weekend of July 5-7. Each event is free and open to the public, unless otherwise noted. Montara Meadows, www.montarameadows.com, is located at 3150 E Tropicana Avenue.
Who: Montara Meadows, an independent retirement communit
What: Special Independence-Themed Events
When: July 5-7, 2013
Where: Montara Meadows, located at 3150 E Tropicana Avenue in Las Vegas
The events include:
Friday, July 5 at 6 p.m.: Hawaiian Luau
Saturday, July 6 at 1 p.m.: Outward Bound Event
Sunday, July 7 at 1 p.m.: Let’s Talk Seniors – Travel Safety
To learn more, please call Montara Meadows at 702-979-2815.
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Conscious Energy Psychology Workshop at Stillpoint will focus on the role of the conscious mind in everyday life, and the intimate and spiritual connection that exists between the soul, mind and body. The act of being conscious allows us to stand steadily in present time, which better prepares us to handle whatever situation is in front of us-moment by moment.
Being fully aware means we take in the valuable information coming to us via the physical senses: smell, taste, sight, touch, hearing, and the sixth sense: intuition. Through the combination of these senses, we receive a more subtle level of information that relates to why the situation presents itself in the first place, and the means we use to affect beneficial changes.
Conscious Energy Psychology is designed to be interesting, helpful, user friendly, and self-empowering.
Date: Saturday, June 29th
Time: 9:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Presenter: Alice Strauss
Workshop Fee: $40
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Nearly 25 local vendors to provide free services and information on Saturday, June 29.
WHAT: The Boulevard Mall, in partnership with Las Vegas Review Journal, El Tiempo, Mundo Fox TV, La Buena and ESPN Deportes hosts aBoulevard Mall Health and Fitness Fair on Saturday, June 29 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event is planned to occur annually to provide the public with convenient access to a variety of health and wellness resources in the community.
The Fair includes a variety of free services and information, such as health screenings and workshops. Participating vendors include; American Heart & Stroke Association, American Lung Association in Nevada, Behavioral Bilingual Services, CareMore Medicare Advantage Program, First Person Care Clinics, Health and Wellness, Helping Kids Clinic, Kopolow & Girisgen, Doctors of Optometry, Nathan Adelson Hospice, Nevada Donor Network Inc., Nevada Health Centers, Nevada State Immunization Program – NVWeblz, Planned Parenthood of Southern Nevada, Vitamin World, State of Nevada Office for Consumer Health Assistance, Sunrise Children Foundation WIC, Three Square and US Senator Harry Reid.
WHEN: Saturday, June 29, 2013, 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
WHERE: The Boulevard Mall, East Event Area, 3680 S. Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89169
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Boom 702, a local physician-supervised training facility, has team up with the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation to create the first ever BOOM-A-THON. The BOOM-A-THON will take place on June 29 at the Boom 702 facility and will consist of three athletic events, available at two different levels. The “Full” level will consist of a 2,500-meter row, 1,000 jumps and a 1-mile run. The “Sprint” level will include a 1,000-meter row, 500 jumps and a 1/2-mile run.
All of the proceeds raised by the BOOM-A-THON will benefit the Goodie Two Shoes Foundation. Goodie Two Shoes is a Las Vegas charity which provides disadvantaged children, age pre k-21, with new shoes and socks. Funds and donations raised through the BOOM-A-THON will help the foundation meet their goal of serving 10,000 children per year.
Boom 702 is a physician-supervised functional training facility, which focuses on using one’s own body, instead of machines, to achieve personal fitness goals. Boom 702 was created by Dr. Victor Leach and Dr. Josh Satterlee. Their extensive experience in treating musculosketal conditions as well as their mastery of functional movement has allowed them to create this revolutionary facility.
The BOOM-A-THON will take place on June 29 at the Boom 702 facility, located at 10909 S. Eastern Ave., Henderson, NV 89052. Shoe donations will be accepted; athletic shoes must be new, boxed and tagged. Registration is $25; email email@example.com or call 702-558-2151 to register. To learn more about the BOOM-A-THON, visit Boom702.com or connect with the event at facebook.com/BOOM702.
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Nevada Youth Alliance in partnership with Las Vegas Convention and Visitors Authority, WalMart Super Stores, WalMart Neighborhood Markets, Amerigroup, Sams Club, Large Vision Business Network Mixer, Three Square, LOWE’S, Southern Nevada Health District, University Nevada School of Medicine Department of Pediatrics, Nevada Health Centers, REACH Promotores, Appreciation Financials, Southern Nevada Regional Housing Authorities, Sierra Ice, Mexico Vivo Dance Company, Red Rock ~ Tents & Events, First Med Health & Wellness Center and many others partners will be hosting the 15th Annual Community Back to School Health & Educational Fair (BTSF) on Saturday, July 20, 2013 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00noon at Cashman Center, 850 N. Las Vegas Blvd, Las Vegas, NV 89101.
The event has grown and will continue its exciting tradition of showcasing dance, music fashion entertainment coordinated by Mexico Vivo Dance Company who will coordinate various acts during the fair inside Cashman Center starting 10:00am to 1:00pm. Additional FREE activities are: dental check-ups, eye/hearing screenings (youth/adults), youth physicals, immunizations, school supplies, blood pressure & blood sugar checks for family members, youth/family education and prevention program information. Families can also learn about Nevada Health Exchange, Nevada Check Up and Medicaid card uses/benefits sign-up instruction and much, more!! There will be nearly 80 vendors/agencies who will provide educational and community resource materials to youth and families attending.
The event kick off will start at 8:00 a.m. inside Cashman’s main exhibit hall. Nearly 100 volunteers will participate in support of the many families across Clark County. Participant estimates are approximately 10,000 to 15,000. The attendees will receive a welcome by leading officials from, City of Las Vegas along with our major sponsors, Wal Mart, Amerigroup various radio/TV station personalities.
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