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Tuesday, November 28, 2017

Soul Food Junkies: Film Screening for the Southwest Community

Join Cascade Civic Alliance, BLKHLTH, and the Southwest Atlanta community in a FREE film screening of "Soul Food Junkies" - a documentary about the history of soul food in African-American culture.

The evening will also include: 1) A townhall discussion on nutrition, health, and food justice in Southwest Atlanta. 2) A healthy food cooking demonstration.

Make sure to register for the event on our website at

Monday, August 21, 2017

Atlanta Mission Day: Presented by National Church Residences

National Church Residences provides housing and supportive services for seniors and vulnerable individuals, and enables them to live healthier and more satisfying lives.  On Friday, August 25, 2017 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., National Church Residences will host its’ annual Atlanta Mission Day, a special day for residents, families, businesses, and the community.

Atlanta Mission Day is the largest fundraiser event organized by National Church Residences. The event benefits residents of their seven senior affordable housing communities and one permanent supportive housing community. Each property will champion fundraising efforts for their seniors’ property needs.
Mission Day has been a grassroots fundraiser that takes place in National Church Residences communities across the country,” said National Church Residences Executive Vice President of External Affairs and Strategic Initiatives Michelle Norris. “It is a wonderful opportunity to raise awareness and donations to support future programs, improvements and initiatives.”

All eight National Church Residences properties in metro Atlanta will participate in Atlanta Mission Day include:
  • Baptist Gardens, 1901 Myrtle Drive, SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
  • Baptist Towers, 1881 Myrtle Drive, SW, Atlanta, GA 30311
  • Betmar Village, 345 Ashwood Avenue, SW, Atlanta, GA 30315
  • Big Bethel Village, 500 Richard Allen Boulevard, SW, Atlanta, GA 30331
  • Commons at Imperial Hotel, 355 Peachtree Center Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30308
  • Lakewood Christian Manor, 2141 Springdale Road, SW, Atlanta, GA 30315
  • Panola Gardens, 5710 Snapfinger Woods Drive, Lithonia, GA 30058
  • Trinity Towers, 2611 Springdale Road, SW, Atlanta, GA 30315
At 11:00 a.m. National Church Residences staff at Trinity Towers, located at 2611 Springdale Road, SW, Atlanta, GA 30315 will host a special program featuring key elected officials, and residents who have been true advocates for seniors, affordable housing, and healthcare.

Although festivities at the properties will vary, invited guests will enjoy a variety of fun activities such as: vendors, games, walk-a-thons, fish fry, pizza party, bake sales, music, giveaways, speeches by city, county, and state officials and citywide candidates, and much more. 
Community partners for the event include Monarch Private Capital and JenCare.
For more information, please contact Sojourner Marable Grimmett, Director of External Affairs, Atlanta Region for National Church Residences at (404) 783-3522 or       
About National Church Residences
National Church Residences serves more than 42,000 seniors through its array of housing and health care services. The not-for-profit organization is driven by a vision of advancing better living for all seniors, enabling them to remain home for life. With 340 communities in 27 states and Puerto Rico, it is the nation’s largest not-for-profit provider of affordable senior housing and the largest employer of service coordinators. It also offers residential senior communities, home and community-based services, and permanent supportive housing for the formerly homeless and disabled.



Sunday, February 26, 2017

BMW Pay It 4Ward Brunch Celebrates Atlanta Honorees #PayIt4WardBMW

I am truly honored and humbled to be recognized for my digital public engagement work and stand among such amazing women who are making an impact in their industries, communities, and the lives of others at this year's Pay It 4Ward Honors Ultimate Brunch. This years brunch benefited Enchanted Closet, a 501c3 that provides tools for enhancing the self-awareness, self-esteem, and self-sufficiency of girls.

Sunday, January 22, 2017

**CLOSED** Win 4 Tickets to the World of Coca-Cola & View the #ShareACokeWithAtlanta Gallery! #Giveaway

The World of Coca-Cola unveiled a new temporary gallery called "Share a Coke with Atlanta" on January 12. The #ShareaCokewithATL gallery features photographs captured by 12 local Instagram influencers. 

Alyssa – @atl_bucketlist

Alyssa who blogs at ATL Bucket List has a photo featured in the gallery. She knew exactly where she wanted to capture her #ShareaCokeWithATL with locations like Piedmont Park, the Jackson Street Bridge and the BeltLine in the background of her photo. 

Hopefully you're inspired to #ShareaCokewithATL too! Enter to win 4 FREE tickets to the Word of Coca Cola. Here's what you need to do: 

1. Like this blog post!
2. Share this blog post on Facebook and tag me (/MarriedWithTwoBoys). 
3. Leave a comment on this post along with your email address. 

Read more about the gallery here.

Deadline to enter this giveaway is on Sunday, January 29, 2017 at Noon. *CLOSED winner has been notified.*

Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Atlanta Hawks and Grady Hospital to Launch New Baby Club Program

The Hawks and Grady Hospital Unveil Exclusive Baby Club “Welcome” Kits for All Born at New Women’s Center on Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017 at 3:00 p.m. at Grady Hospital, Women’s Center 80 Jesse Hill Jr. Drive SE, Atlanta, GA  30303. Featured speakers will include: Dr. Jackie Herd – Chief Nursing Officer, Grady Health System, Steve Koonin – CEO, Atlanta Hawks and Philips Ariana, Taurean Prince – Forward, Atlanta Hawks, and Ryan Cameron – V103 On-Air Host and Atlanta Hawks P.A. Announcer.

Grady Health System and the Atlanta Hawks will introduce a new phase in their long standing partnership with the announcement of the Hawks Baby Club. The exclusive program will present each baby born at Grady Hospital with a special “Welcome to the Club” package. The initiative also serves to highlight the recent expansion and renovation of the hospital’s Women’s Center. Dr. Herd and Koonin will offer remarks at the press conference hosted by Cameron. The Hawks Baby Club Welcome Kits will be unveiled and Hawks rookie forward Taurean Prince along with several families with children who were recently born at Grady will also be in attendance.

Media planning to attend should RSVP to Parking instructions given upon confirmation.

About the Atlanta Hawks

With a bold identity and strong new ownership, the Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club and Philips Arena remain committed to making Atlantans proud on the court and off. The 2014-15 Southeast Division Champions, the Hawks have made the postseason in nine consecutive seasons and reached the Eastern Conference Finals for the first time in franchise history in 2015. Off the court, the organization has built a culture of inclusion, diversity and innovation, all with a touch of Southern Hospitality. It continues into the community where the organization builds bridges through basketball, whether by constructing and refurbishing courts in Atlanta neighborhoods, providing scholarships to our basketball camps, or surprising and delighting our fans with unique Atlanta Hawks experiences. Atlanta Hawks Membership, which includes your seat for every home game for the 2016-17 regular season, is on sale now at or by calling 866-715-1500! For more information on the Hawks, log on to today or follow us on twitter @ATLHawks.

About Grady Health System

Grady Health System is one of the largest safety net health systems in the United States.  Grady consists of the 953-bed Grady Memorial Hospital, six neighborhood health centers, Crestview Health and Rehabilitation Center, and Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Hughes Spalding, which is operated as a Children’s affiliate.  With its nationally acclaimed emergency medical services, Grady the premier level I trauma center in the Metro Atlanta region and serves as the 911 ambulance provider to the city of Atlanta.  Grady’s American Burn Association/American College of Surgeons verified Burn Center is one of only two  in the state. And the Marcus Stroke and Neuroscience Centre is a Joint Commission designated Advanced Comprehensive Stroke Center.  Other key services include Grady’s Regional Perinatal Center with the Neonatal Intensive Car Unity, Georgia’s first Cancer Center for Excellence, The Avon Comprehensive Breast Center, The Georgia Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center and the Ponce de Leon Center – one of the top three HIV/AIDS outpatient clinics in the country.

Sunday, January 01, 2017

South Fulton Residents Invited to Have Coffee With A Cop

The Fulton County Police Department and Cascade Civic Alliance will be hosting Coffee with a Cop at the Southwest Branch Library, 3665 Cascade Road, SW, Atlanta, GA 30331 on Thursday,
January 5, 2017 from 10am to Noon.

Citizens are invited to meet with police officers over a cup of coffee, to discuss issues of concern that affect their community. Coffee with a Cop provides a unique opportunity for citizens to ask questions and learn more about the department’s
work in Fulton County.

For more information about Coffee with a Cop contact Captain Hattie Cotton-Tukes at
404-612-5310 or Officer Roderick Pittman Delancey at 404-613-4753.

Citizens in need of reasonable accommodations due to a disability, including communications in an alternative format, should contact the Disability Liaison in the Fulton County Police Department at 404-613-0754. To obtain Georgia Relay Access, citizens
should dial 711.