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It's time to Get Active and start tracking minutes!!

Welcome to Get Active Howard County.  Make sure you log into this website to log minutes and to see updates.   Our goal this year is 2,000,000 minutes. It's time to Get Active! 

Get Active Howard County is a FREE 10 week initiative that runs from Monday, March 27th - Sunday, June 4th.   Please join us if you live, work, worship or play in Howard County.


Everyone knows the Red Cross helps people during emergencies. But you may not know that it’s also part of their mission to help you help yourself! Becoming “Red Cross Ready” for an emergency means following simple steps in advance to ensure you can weather a crisis safely and comfortably.

It’s as Easy as 1-2-3

Getting prepared may sound difficult or time consuming but – with a little help from the Red Cross – its actually very doable.

1 - Get a Kit

Learn the essential supplies to put in your family’s first aid and survival kits.

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2 - Make a Plan

Plan effectively for you and your family in case of an emergency.

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3 - Be Informed

Understand which disasters are likely in your area and what you must know to stay safe.

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Be Prepared for an Emergency. Be Red Cross Ready!

Being prepared means being equipped with the proper supplies you may need in the event of an emergency or disaster. Keep your supplies in an easy-to-carry emergency preparedness kit that you can use at home or take with you in case you must evacuate.  CLICK HERE for a list of the basic supplies and more information about how you can be Red Cross Ready!


At a minimum, you should have the basic supplies listed below:

·  Water: one gallon per person, per day (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home)

·  Food: non-perishable, easy-to-prepare items (3-day supply for evacuation, 2-week supply for home).

·  Flashlight [Available on the Red Cross Store]

·  Battery-powered or hand-crank radio (NOAA Weather Radio, if possible) [Available on the Red Cross Store]

·  Extra batteries

·  First aid kit [Available on the Red Cross Store]

·  Medications (7-day supply) and medical items

·  Multi-purpose tool

·  Sanitation and personal hygiene items

·  Copies of personal documents (medication list and pertinent medical information, proof of address, deed/lease to home, passports, birth certificates, insurance policies)

·  Cell phone with chargers

·  Family and emergency contact information

·  Extra cash

·  Emergency blanket [Available on the Red Cross Store]

·  Map(s) of the area

Consider the needs of all family members and add supplies to your kit. Suggested items to help meet additional needs are:

·  Medical supplies (hearing aids with extra batteries, glasses, contact lenses, syringes, etc)

·  Baby supplies (bottles, formula, baby food, diapers)

·  Games and activities for children

·  Pet supplies (collar, leash, ID, food, carrier, bowl)

·  Two-way radios

·  Extra set of car keys and house keys

·  Manual can opener

Additional supplies to keep at home or in your survival kit based on the types of disasters common to your area:

·  Whistle

·  N95 or surgical masks

·  Matches

·  Rain gear

·  Towels

·  Work gloves

·  Tools/supplies for securing your home

·  Extra clothing, hat and sturdy shoes

·  Plastic sheeting

·  Duct tape

·  Scissors

·  Household liquid bleach

·  Entertainment items

·  Blankets or sleeping bags


·  Create Your Emergency Plan in Just 3 Steps


With your family or household members, discuss how to prepare and respond to the types of emergencies that are most likely to happen where you live, learn, work and play.


Identify responsibilities for each member of your household and how you will work together as a team.


Practice as many elements of your plan as possible.





Red Cross Recommended First Aide Kit



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Sunday, May 21, 2017

LaBlast Fitness

Columbia Athletic Club

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM


Monday, May 22, 2017

Aqua Zumba®

Columbia Gym

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM


MyRide Cycling (30 min)

Supreme Sports Club

6:00 PM - 6:30 PM


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Free Blood Pressure Screening & Monitoring

Ellicott City Senior Center

9:00 AM - 12:00 PM


Aqua Fitness Combo

Columbia Swim Center

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Wii Bowling Club (Free)

Florence Bain Senior Center

9:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Deep Water Fitness

Columbia Swim Center

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM


Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Free Blood Pressure Screening & Monitoring

HCGH Wellness Center

3:00 PM - 6:00 PM


Thursday, May 25, 2017

Aqua Fitness Combo

Columbia Swim Center

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM


Columbia Athletic Club

9:30 AM - 10:30 AM


LaBlast Fitness™

Columbia Athletic Club

10:45 AM - 11:45 AM


Nia The Technique Fusion Fitness Class

Face Place Spa

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM


Friday, May 26, 2017

Toss Across (Free)

Florence Bain Senior Center

10:30 AM - 11:30 AM


Saturday, May 27, 2017

Family Boot Camp in the Park

Centennial Park

8:00 AM - 9:00 AM



Columbia Athletic Club

9:00 AM - 10:00 AM



Supreme Sports Club

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM