Safe vacations during pandemic could benefit mental health

This summer, road trips surge amid a worldwide pandemic. Studies have shown that taking vacations is good for one’s mental health. According to CNBC, this year, 46 million Americans say they plan to hit the open road in a recreational vehicle (RV), up from 25 million in 2019, as coronavirus lockdowns force travel lovers to look closer to home for their summer getaway.  …

Backpacks, Big Smiles and Big Hearts

Giggles, happy tears, and smiles filled the room on August 3 at the Greater Tulsa Association of Realtors (GTAR) Backpack for Kids party where children picked up their backpacks and enjoyed free ice cream, pizza, a photo booth and more. Since 2006 GTAR has partnered with Family & Children’s Services to link children with the greatest…