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July 2020  Health Webinars & Community Events


Stay Connected!  Anyone can participate in the webinars on this schedule. So, please feel free to share the schedule with anyone who is interested, even if they do not live or work in Durham County.  

In order to participate in the webinar, you must register by clicking the link associated with the webinar of choice. You will receive a confirmation email shortly following.  Use the link in the confirmation email to access the webinar at the date and time scheduled.  Test this link at least 10 minutes before the webinar. 

If you are unable to register for the webinars using the links in this document, please contact Willa Robinson Allen at 560-7771 or via email at at least 15-20 minutes prior to the start of a webinar. The confirmation link will be sent to your registration email. Please note, the confirmation link will be sent to the email address you included in your registration. So, make sure you are able to access that email address.


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Webinars are subject to cancellation if there are no registrants within 3 days of the event.


Download the complete program for July 2020 or just read below:


Back Tips for People Who Sit  

Wednesday:  July 8, 2020                 10:00am-10:30am 

You may not know it, but 40 hours of sitting can put more strain on your back than 40 hours of standing—or even lifting—making you one of the unsung heroes or heroines of the workplace.  But you’re also a prime target for the Monday-to-Friday Syndrome:  backache and fatigue from slouching over your desk all week. Since you sit most of the day, it makes sense to learn simple back care tips to help prevent back strain and injury and help you feel healthy on the job. 



Excessive Daytime Sleepiness

Wednesday, July 15, 2020            3:30pm-4:00pm  

We all feel tired sometimes, but roughly 20 percent of the population can be classified as having Excessive Sleepiness (sometimes referred to as Excessive Daytime Sleepiness).

newIt is the leading complaint of patients who visit sleep clinics. People who have excessive sleepiness feel drowsy and sluggish most days, and these symptoms often interfere with work, school, activities, or relationships. Although patients with this condition often complain of “fatigue,” excessive sleepiness is different from fatigue which is characterized by low energy and the need to rest (not necessarily sleep). Excessive sleepiness is also different from depression, in which a person may have a reduced desire to do normal activities, even the ones they used to enjoy.  Join us for this webinar to learn more!


Staying Physically Active During COVID-19 

Thursday, July 16, 2020          11:00am-12:00pm     



COVID-19 has forced the closure of fitness centers nationwide. As a result, the fitness industry is transforming and individuals are finding alternatives to stay physically fit during the pandemic.


Dealing with Difficult People

Tuesday, July 21, 2020            2:00pm-2:30pm  

Most of us are facing higher than normal stress levels, and this may lead to some challenging interactions with ‘difficult’ people. In this webinar, learn some concrete tools for handling challenging conversations gracefully.


It's a Matter of Balance:  Prevent Falls while Staying-At-Home for COVID-19

Wednesday, July 22, 2020      11:00am-12:00pm   

Almost 1 out of 4 Americans aged 65+ falls every year. Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatalnew injuries for older Americans. Falls are costly—in dollars and in quality of life. Most falls can be prevented.  Join key staff responsible for falls prevention programs at the Durham Center for Senior Life, the Duke Trauma Center and the Durham County Department of Public Health and learn simple ways to prevent falls.


Vision Boards: Imagine, Create & Activate

Wednesday, July 22, 2020      3:30pm-4:00pm   

Do you have goals and dreams that seem never to come to fruition?  Consider creating a Vision Board.  


 Creating a sacred space that displays what you want can bring it to life. It helps us to create a focus. This webinar in addition to showing samples, will help you get started in the process of creating your very own Vision Board.  Oh…this is going to be fun!  Join us!  



LGBTQ+ 101:  Terms and Tips for Being Inclusive

Wednesday:  July 29, 2020                 10:00am-10:45am 

Last month was Pride month celebrating LGBTQ+ identity and history. In this (updated) webinar, we will talk about the difference between sex, gender, and sexual orientation and answer some common questions like: Are drag queens transgender? What does it mean to be ‘nonbinary’? We’ll also discuss specific ways to be more inclusive of LGBTQ+ folks.



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Community Events

Virtual Support Groups

Diabetes Support Group

Second Mondays
Virtual Meeting


Do you have diabetes or have a loved one with diabetes? If so, this group is for you! Come to this monthly group to learn helpful tips about how to manage your diabetes better and get support from others with diabetes. Contact Chelsea Hawkins at  or register here .

Hypertension Management Support Group

Second Wednesday, July 15, 2020 4:00pm-5:00pm
Virtual Meeting


High Blood Pressure can be challenging to manage and should be taken seriously.  Danger could be happening in your body that can easily be prevented.   Join us starting for this support group, to learn tips, discuss challenges and maybe even sample blood pressure friendly treats. 

Please call 919-323-9676 to register.

Online information will be sent to registered participants.




For Faith-based Organizations

Durham County Health Ministry Network 

 --VIRTUAL Meeting for July 2020                                                               


Are you part of a faith-based organization looking for health-related resources for your faith-based organization in Durham?  If so, attend a meeting and maybe join the Durham County Health Ministry Network!  Membership is free and you will be able to participate in trainings, community events and grant opportunities. Mark your calendars for the next quarterly meeting on Monday, July 13, 2020 from 6-7:30pm virtually.  For more information, register online   here or call Willa Robinson Allen at 560-7771 or via email