Health & Fitness Briefing

By NEMS Daily Journal

Get in touch with your inner Potter on Saturday
HealthWorks! Children’s Education will be making magic in honor of Harry Potter on Saturday.
Kids of all ages are invited to celebrate the last Harry Potter movie at the Tupelo center between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. Saturday.
Activities include Quidditch in the Zoom Room, making your own wand and wizard hat.
Regular admission is $5 for ages 2 and older. Members are free.
For more information, call (662) 377-5437 or visit

Big Latch On set
for Aug. 6 at mall
The Lee County La Leche League will join with breastfeeding advocates from around the world on Aug. 6.
The Big Latch On aims to break the record for the most babies nursing simultaneously, as well as raise awareness for breast feeding, which benefits the health of baby and mom.
The Lee County La Leche League is planning to gather in the play area of The Mall at Barnes Crossing to participate in the event.
The group will hold its monthly meeting at 11 a.m. Aug. 4 at the splash pad at Veterans Park in Tupelo. Any pregnant or breastfeeding mother is invited to attend with her children.
For more information, contact Toni at (662) 255-8283.

ICC Practical Nursing
class graduates July 22
Nineteen Northeast Mississippians will participate in the Practical Nursing commencement ceremony at the Itawamba Community College Fulton campus on July 22, in the W.O. Benjamin Fine Arts Center auditorium.
They include Joseph Singleton Fannin of Aberdeen; Genise Yvette Ezell, Stephanie Rose Howell, both of Amory; James Anthony Hudson of Baldwyn; Jennifer N. James of Golden; Jacklyn Amanda Dillard McCann of Greenwood Springs; Laquita A. Dilworth of Guntown; Rachel G. Whitmire of Hamilton; Denise Shaunee Gordillo of Houston; Ashley N. Parker of Mooreville; Victoria Marie Grooms of Myrtle; Shanika Monique Shumpert of Nettleton; Dana M. Long, Allen Rainer, Brandi M. Reich, all of Pontotoc; Nichole Carver of Starkville; Maegan Rae Bailey, Andrew Gunter, both of Tupelo; and Melinda S. Wells of Vardaman.

NMMC rehab program
earns reaccreditation
North Mississippi Medical Center has been reaccredited by CARF International for its inpatient adult rehabilitation and stroke specialty programs.
This marks the second accreditation for NMMC’s stroke rehabilitation program. The inpatient adult rehabilitation program has been accredited by CARF since 2005.
The three-year accreditation is the highest level that can be awarded to an organization and shows NMMC’s substantial conformance to the CARF standards. An organization receiving a three-year accreditation has put itself through a rigorous peer review process and has demonstrated to a team of surveyors during an on-site visit that its programs and services are of the highest quality, measurable and accountable.
CARF is an independent, nonprofit accrediting body whose mission is to promote the quality, value, and optimal outcomes of services through a consultative accreditation process that centers on enhancing the lives of the persons served.