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Celebrate the holidays safely with these tips to stay safe and well

With the holidays on the horizon, many of us are approaching them with far more optimism than last year. It’s important to remember that we are still not out of the woods. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) more than three-quarters of eligible Americans have received at least one dose of the three available COVID-19 vaccines. While the vaccines didn’t roll out in time for last year’s holiday season, they are expected to be the most important factor in safe celebrations this year.

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Allyship – a standard to recognize and value all individuals

The Pride festivities are over for this year, but just because we’ve put away our rainbow flags and glitter until next year doesn’t mean those of us in the LGBTQ community have put away who we are. For those of you who consider yourselves allies to the LGBTQ community—or any marginalized community for that matter—you know being an ally is also a full-time job. If you are an ally or want to become one, here are some good tips to practice allyship all year-round.

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Squeeze The Day Podcast with Barry Coggins: singer/songwriter nourishes community by delivering meals (13,000 and counting), kindness, and sometimes a song

For more than 36 years, Barry Coggins has served up food, and sometimes a song or two, to lift-up and nourish older adults in his home communities of Dallas and Nashville. That’s approximately 13,000 meals! Coggins doesn’t know a stranger. As a longtime ally and advocate for others, a friend of the singer/songwriter said, “giving is Barry’s middle name.” Learn more about this man with a heart of gold.

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Nashville Greenways Provide a Fun and Safe Way to Enjoy the Outdoors

In the heat of summer, when it’s too stuffy to stay inside, lots of people like to take advantage of the sunshine and participate in outdoor recreational activities. In addition to being one of the safest ways to enjoy time with your family and friends while still maintaining good social distancing, there are many health benefits to regular exercise and outdoor recreation. One of the quickest and most accessible ways to start up a new outdoor activity is to walk on one of Nashville’s extensive network of greenways.

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