Purple Heart Homes, The Home Depot Foundation, and Bank of America Announce Purple Heart Homes Inaugural Family Day

1st annual event being held May 18, 2019 to celebrate the life of Dale Beatty and to honor the Service Connected Disabled Veterans served by Purple Heart Homes

STATESVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA, UNITED STATES, May 16, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — May 16, 2019, Statesville, North Carolina. Purple Heart Homes (PHH) (www.phhusa.org) is pleased to announce its’ inaugural Family Day, the first of an annual event that celebrates the many Service Connected Disabled and Aging Veterans that the organization has served since its’ inception in 2008. All PHH-served Veterans and their families are invited to join the PHH staff and their families, along with the community. The event will be held on Saturday, May 18, 2019 at the PHH headquarters from 8:00am-8:00pm. Together with Bank of America and the Home Depot Foundation, we invite everyone to join us for a day of fun, food, and entertainment.

This year, Family Day will celebrate the life of Dale Beatty, Co-Founder of Purple Heart Homes, who passed away in 2018. The event will begin at 8:00am with the building of raised garden boxes for PHH’s Patriot Memorial Garden. Food will be grown in these boxes and offered to the community in memory of Dale and Jerry, who were avid gardeners and shared their bounties with the people of Statesville. Boxes will also be available for purchase. A celebration starting at 12:00 pm will include live music by Rockie Lynne, Outlaw 21 – for which Dale played drums, Down the Mountain, and Jewell’s Harp, featuring Dale’s cousin Jewell Waldrup. A kid’s zone will feature inflatables, kid's characters Moana, Jasmine, and Captain America, fire trucks, rescue and military vehicles, and tethered balloon rides, food vendors, and a beer garden will be available for all to enjoy. Admission is free (vendors will charge patrons for food and drinks). All funds raised will benefit the Beatty Children’s College Fund.

John Gallina, CEO and Co-Founder of Purple Heart Homes, is delighted to launch the first of this annual event in memory of his friend, partner, and battle buddy Dale Beatty and his father Jerry. “It’s a fitting event for them,” he said. “Dale and Jerry were committed to the Service Connected Disabled Veterans of our nation, loved to garden, and their generosity with their harvest was well known in our community. They would be proud and pleased to have this gathering for children and adults, offering up food, fun, music, and the raised gardening boxes. Please join us for an action- packed, exhilarating day.”

Saturday, May 18, 2019 8:00am-8:00pm Purple Heart Homes Headquarters 755 Washington Avenue, Statesville, North Carolina For more information please call 704.838.4044

More than 4 million Service Connected Disabled Veterans live in the United States today (U.S. Census Bureau, https://www.census.gov/newsroom/facts-for- features/2017/veterans-day.html), and over 50 percent of veterans 65 years of age and older live in homes built in or before the 1950’s and 1960’s that often are no longer suited to meet their needs because of their ages and disabilities.

Please join Purple Heart Homes and its partners in thinking about the value that a safe and accessible home brings to our veterans, who have sacrificed so much for each of us. Please consider donating to Purple Heart Homes, joining its’ Hearts of Honor Club, volunteering for a project, or starting a Chapter in your community. There are so many more of these veterans who need our help. Visit www.phhusa.org to learn more about how you can help Purple Heart Homes in its mission to provide housing solutions for Service Connected Disabled and Aging Veterans.

About Purple Heart Homes Purple Heart Homes is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization founded by Dale Beatty and John Gallina, two Iraq combat-wounded veterans on a mission to provide housing solutions for Service Connected Disabled and Aging Veterans that are substantial in function, design and quality. Purple Heart Homes has two programs: Veterans Aging in Place (VAIP), which encompasses the Operation Veterans Home Renovation Project (OVHR), and The Veterans Home Ownership Program (VHOP). From building a ramp for wheelchair-bound veterans to providing home ownership opportunities to veterans with physical as well as invisible injuries, Purple Heart Homes’ programs are designed out of necessity and fit the specific needs of veterans of all ages and from all eras, helping them to live and age in place, in their own safe, accessible and sustainable homes. For more information, visit www.phhusa.org. Purple Heart Homes – Improving Veterans’ Lives One Home at a Time.

About The Home Depot The Home Depot Foundation works to improve the homes and lives of U.S. veterans, train skilled tradespeople to fill the labor gap and support communities impacted by natural disasters. Since 2011, the Foundation has invested more than $250 million in veteran causes and improved more than 41,000 veteran homes and facilities in 4,000 cities. In 2018, the Foundation committed an additional $250 million to veteran causes taking the total to half a billion by 2025.

To learn more about The Home Depot Foundation and see Team Depot in action, visit thd.co/community and follow us on Twitter and Instagram @teamdepot and on Facebook at facebook.com/teamdepot.

About Bank of America Bank of America has a long history of serving our troops. It has been providing financial services to military personnel since 1920 and currently serves more than two million active or veteran military households. Bank of America operates military banking facilities overseas in 10 countries, including 70 banking centers and more than 300 ATMs, managed through a contract with the Department of Defense. They currently employ more than 10,000 veterans, Guard, and Reservists; hired more than 5,000 veterans since 2011, and over the next several years will maintain that pace. Bank of America’s efforts to help revitalize communities and support the housing needs of those who have served and sacrificed for our nation furthers our commitment. They have donated more than 2,300 homes nationwide to military veteran-support charities like Purple Heart Homes. To learn more about Bank of America’s support of our service members and veterans, visit bankofamerica.com/militarysupport.
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Expo attendees are treated to healthy food

An Expo attendee claims her raffle prize

Expo provides free mobile clinics, health and wellness workshops, cooking and gardening demonstrations, and immigration consultations on May 11

LOS ANGELES, CA, USA, May 9, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — South Central nonprofit A Place Called Home (APCH) and nonprofit Urban Farming join forces on May 11 to present APCH’s seventh annual Health and Garden Expo (H.A.G.E.). This event will include free mobile clinics, health and wellness workshops, free vegetable plants, cooking and gardening demonstrations, immigration consultations, healthy food, raffle prizes and more to provide the South Los Angeles community with tools, resources and a taste of a healthy lifestyle. H.A.G.E. is free of charge and open to the public. More than 1,000 people are expected to attend.

Attendees will receive access to basic preventative services and screenings for hypertension, cholesterol, and diabetes, as well as mammography and vision exams; have the opportunity to enroll in a low-cost or free health care coverage program offered by participating local healthcare providers; and attend informational panels intended to increase awareness of the services and programs that APCH and partner organizations provide year-round.

The Expo also features free immigration consultations, fitness classes, CPR workshops, demonstrations on how to prepare nutritious and economical meals, and presentations on the benefits of homegrown food, proper eating habits, sustainable living and urban agricultural practices. In addition, the farmers market will offer free healthy food options for attendees.

As part of its commitment to improving well-being in South Los Angeles, APCH maintains three organic gardens in the neighborhood and distributes thousands of pounds of produce and dry goods throughout the year.

“In a community where many families can’t readily access fresh fruits and vegetables and often can’t afford essential health services, our H.A.G.E. event will provide resources to support participants in embracing healthy living. If more folks in our community ate well and exercised, they could reduce their risk of diabetes, obesity, and other chronic health conditions that are, sadly, all too common in low-income communities,” APCH Executive Director Jonathan Zeichner said.

Attendees will enjoy entertainment, food and raffle prizes, including a grill and patio set, each valued at more than $500. Urban Farming, who joins H.A.G.E. for the first time, is providing the prizes for the main raffle, and one dozen free vegetable plants to the first 250 guests. Children can play in the “Kid’s Fun Zone,” which features games and an exclusive football clinic from the Los Angeles Rams.

Event sponsors include Anthem Blue Cross and Delaware North, who will give a live cooking demonstration.

H.A.G.E. will be held at the APCH Main Campus from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 11, 2019. APCH is located at 2830 S. Central Ave., Los Angeles, CA 90011.

For more information, please call the Health and Garden Expo hotline at (323) 238-2614, or email events@apch.org.

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About A Place Called Home
A Place Called Home (APCH) provides a safe, nurturing environment with proven programs in arts, education, and wellness for the young people in South Central Los Angeles to help them improve their economic conditions and develop healthy, fulfilling and purposeful lives. Since its founding in 1993, APCH has directly served more than 20,000 youth members through its core school day, after school and summer programming, and over 150,000 local residents through family and supportive services including food, clothing, and holiday toy distributions, counseling, voter education, and community organizing. For more information, visit apch.org.

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About Urban Farming
Founded by recording artist/author Taja Sevelle in 2005, the non-profit organization Urban Farming began by installing hundreds of community gardens around the United States. Currently, the organization provides plants, seeds, and various gardening resources to individuals, families, and communities who wish to grow their own food, as well as providing assistance to existing community gardens. There are now over 65,000 gardens around the world that are a part of the Urban Farming Global Food Chain. More than just a gardening organization, Urban Farming promotes Seven Healthy Principles: Healthy Thinking, Healthy Eating, Healthy Communication, Healthy Fitness, Healthy Finances, Healthy Education, and Healthy Families. 

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Les Daggs, Business Development 
e: ld@urbanfarming.org | p: (626) 394-6541

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5 Tips for Looking your Best at any Age – advice from Plastic Surgeon Dr. Tansar N. Mir

Dr Tansar Mir, New York, on television show The Doctors

Dr Tansar Mir, New York, on television show The Doctors

Dr Tansar Mir operating on a patient in a publicized case, photograph by Susan Watts, New York Daily News

Dr Tansar Mir operating on a patient in a publicized case, photograph by Susan Watts, New York Daily News

Dr Tansar Mir, New York, on television show The Doctors

Dr Tansar Mir, New York, on television show The Doctors

Dr Tansar N Mir, New York, on Dr Oz Show

Dr Tansar N Mir, New York, on Dr Oz Show

Website of Dr Tansar N Mir, New York

Website of Dr Tansar N Mir, New York

While cosmetic surgery can give you dramatic improvements in your appearance even as you get older, don't forget about “maintenance” for your body and mind.

Tansar Mir, MD – Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery (N/A:N/A)

Taking care of your body will improve your overall well-being and appearance, as well as the results of any plastic surgery. You have to do your part, too, to look your best at any age.”

— Dr. Tansar Mir, Plastic Surgeon in New York

NEW YORK CITY, NEW YORK, UNITED STATES, May 7, 2019 /EINPresswire.com/ — Taking care of your body will improve your overall well-being and appearance, as well as the results of any plastic surgery. As we all age, there are limitations as to what plastic surgery alone can do for you. You have to do your part, too, to look your best at any age. Plastic Surgeon Dr. Tansar Mir explains in a new article. The complete article will be available on Dr. Mir’s blog at https://tansarmirmd.home.blog/

Did you know that September is "Healthy Aging® Month"? The term was coined in by the company’s executive director and the magazine’s editor-in-chief, Carolyn Worthington. This event is now in its second decade, and it is still going strong. Ms. Worthington created this recurring event to tell anybody above age 45 that there’s still time to change habits and take control of one’s health.

Aging has been long given a negative connotation. A few common “aging fears” are:

* Declining health
* Self image
* Running out of financial means
* Not being able to do certain tasks on their own such as drive or run errands like grocery shopping
* Death in the family
* Fear of falling
* Living alone
* Inability to manage daily living activities
* Isolation or loneliness
* Loss of independence
* Getting care from strangers

Think of healthy aging as a process that involves your body, mind, and soul. Following are five tips of healthy aging that you should follow to look and feel your best.

Active Lifestyle

Many people shy away from exercise. Sometimes, even a walk in the park appears to be a challenge. When we say “be active,” what we actually mean is any of your favorite physical activity such as walking, gardening, swimming, or yoga. As long as you are moving and remaining physically active, it will be counted as exercise.

Eat Right

Eat plenty of vegetables and fruits, decrease sodium intake, limit the intake of alcoholic drinks, consume small serving sizes, and eliminate processed foods from your diet. The more colorful your plate, the more energized you will feel throughout the day.


Are you prone to tripping and falling? Aging brings about many problems such as frequent falls, failing eyesight, and forgetfulness. Along with regular medical checkups, make some changes in your house. Clear the rooms of excessive furniture and install handle bars to prevent falls.

Sleeping enough

Get at least 7 to 9 hours of sleep. Sleep deficiency may lead to problems in memory, immune system, and concentration. It can also cause Alzheimer’s disease according to the Alzheimer’s Drug Discovery Foundation.

Stress Reduction

Identify your stress triggers and find ways to reduce them. Seek therapy if you cannot handle the pressure on your own. A few tricks that can help you reduce your stress levels include journaling, listening to music, and doing a favorite activity.

If you start by making small changes, you won’t feel overwhelmed. You will immediate feel the change in your body, and including these tips in your regular routine will become quite easy.

About Dr. Tansar Naveed Mir, New York

Dr. Tansar N. Mir is a plastic & reconstructive surgeon in New York. Dr. Mir received his Doctorate of Medicine with Recognition in Research from the State University of New York at Stony Brook School of Medicine after graduating from Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, Pennsylvania with his Bachelor of Arts in Neuroscience. Dr. Mir completed his internship and residency in General Surgery at Lenox Hill Hospital, New York, NY and his residency/fellowship in Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery with the Long Island Plastic Surgical Group through Nassau University Medical Center. Dr. Mir is a double board-certified Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon who is certified by the American Board of Surgery and the American Board of Plastic Surgery.




The Doctors Television Show: Earlier this year we met Dakota who was disfigured by black market silicone butt injections. Watch as plastic surgeon Dr. Tansar Mir performs her silicone removal surgery. To see how the procedure transformed Dakota’s life, see this video.

Stony Brook University: Tansar Mir, MD '04 Plastic Surgeon, Tansar Mir Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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Stony Brook University: Tansar Mir, MD ’04 Plastic Surgeon, Tansar Mir Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

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