A program of Home Instead Senior Care Foundation

Health & Fitness

Hammond, Louisiana

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Description of project

Special Olympics Louisiana (SOLA) is a statewide organization that changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance, and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities (ID's). We provide sports training and athletic competitions and we transform lives through the joy of sport. Athletes within Louisiana participate in over approximately 100 competitions. We are also a global social movement with initiatives to activate youth, engage individuals with and without intellectual disabilities, build communities, and improve the health of our athletes.

Sports training, camps and athletic competitions help keep senior athletes fit and in good health to help prevent them from living a sedentary lifestyle. Socials and dances are also held to foster relationships among athletes, unified partners, and coaches. Senior athletes also participate in Healthy Athletes which a program that offers health screenings in seven areas: Fit Feet (podiatry), FUNfitness (physical therapy), Health Promotion (better health and well-being), Healthy Hearing (audiology), MedFest (sports physical exam), Opening Eyes (vision) and Special Smiles (dentistry). Healthy Athletes organizes its events in a welcoming, fun environment. Its screenings educate athletes on healthy lifestyle choices and identify problems that may need additional follow-up. During recent screenings at Healthy Athletes, three athletes were diagnosed with high blood pressure. From there, they were sent to the emergency room where they received the proper care for their condition.

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Special Olympics Louisiana (SOLA) is a statewide organization that changes lives by promoting understanding, acceptance, and inclusion between people with and without intellectual disabilities (ID's)....read more

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The mission of Special Olympics Louisiana is to provide year-round sports training and athletic competition in a variety of Olympic-type sports for all children and adults with intellectual ...read more

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