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Check this link out for more interesting facts on World Water Day 2019!

Today we celebrate H2O and all the benefits it brings to our lives! Did you know that about 60% of our bodies are made up of water and roughly 71% of the world is covered by water? This stresses the importance of not only taking care of our bodies and avoiding dehydration but also our surrounding environment. The theme for 2019’s World Water Day is ‘Leaving no one behind’. Water is a human right and we need to take care of our neighbors to ensure everyone has access. I encourage you to step out of your comfort zone and lend a helping hand to your community!

How to get involved on World Water Day 2019:
- Offer water bottles to individuals experiencing homelessness
- Donate a case of water to your local food bank
- Pick up trash around local rivers/lakes
- Drink the recommended amount of water
- Spread awareness

And don’t forget to keep yourself hydrated with clean water as well! According to the Harvard Medical School, individuals should drink between 4 to 6 glasses of water daily. Pay close attention to your sense of thirst if you are on certain medications or elderly, as it may be more difficult to sense the need for a drink.

Benefits include:
- Flushes bacteria from your bladder
- Aids digestion
- Prevents constipation
- Normalizes blood pressure
- Stabilizes the heartbeat
- Maintains electrolyte (sodium) balance
- Hydrates skin

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Hi everyone! My name is Semina Penić and I am the new Public Health Intern for the Kendrick Foundation. Currently, I am a senior undergraduate student at Indiana University Purdue University - Indianapolis majoring in Health Services Management. I will be graduating in December of 2019, and am eager to get started with my career!

I am hoping to tailor the information posted based on the community’s wants and needs, and I could use your help accomplishing that goal! Please comment below any topics or issues of interest or areas you want more information on.

Fun Facts About Me:
- I was born in Koln, Germany
- I am fluent in Bosnian
- Biggest Grey’s Anatomy Fan
- I love to bake and cook

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Where are We Now?

In 2007 The Kendrick Foundation became it’s own privately held foundation.

However, it maintains a close relationship with the Community Foundation of Morgan County and both foundations continue the desire to care for our neighbors and provide leadership to improve our community.

The Community Foundation of Morgan County staff also shares the responsibilities of the Kendrick Foundation.

Holding assets over $29 million, the Kendrick Foundation provides grant and scholarship funds to medical and health programs, support to community health care outreach programs, healthcare education and financial support to programs for the medically indigent.

Each month Kendrick is focusing on a particular healthcare issue on Public Health initiatives to help Morgan County stay informed.


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