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PBC Parks Provides Inclusive Recreation Opportunities and Experiences for People with Disabilities

International Day of People with Disabilities, celebrated on December 3, promotes and increases awareness and understanding of disability issues and mobilizes support for the rights, well-being, and acceptance of people with disabilities. This year’s overarching theme is “Transformative solutions for inclusive development” in the areas of employment, reducing inequity and sports.

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Parks Offer Ways to Prevent Diabetes through Physical Activity

November is National Diabetes Month. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, over 37 million people in the United States have diabetes and over a third have prediabetes. There are two types of diabetes. Type 1 is a chronic autoimmune disease that attacks the cells that make insulin. Type 2 is a metabolic disease, where the body does not respond to insulin properly, increasing blood sugar levels in the body. However, healthy changes and habits can help prevent diabetes, like spending time outdoors, exercising regularly and increasing physical activity.

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More than 1,300 Observations and 600 Species Recorded During PBC Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz

During the month of September, the Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department (PBC Parks) participated in the national Parks for Pollinators BioBlitz campaign, which is aimed at raising public awareness about the importance of pollinators and the role parks play in advancing pollinator health and native habitat.

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PBC Parks and Recreation Department Announces New Leadership Succession

Palm Beach County Parks and Recreation Department (PBC Parks) announced Jennifer Cirillo as the new Director and Paul Connell as Deputy Director.

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