Still the events at STEPS keep on coming! We have many more lined up for the coming season. We have some exciting things going on with STEPS so read on to find out about them! As always we would love to talk with you about ideas you may have, or if you are new to STEPS point you in the right direction of groups and projects that you might like to participate in. We currently have 3 focus groups that meet ; Increasing Economic & Educational Opportunities , Improving the Physical Environment, and Improving Personal Health and Wellness. All 3 groups would welcome new members. Contact the STEPS office at (607)403-0069 or STEPSCommunity@gmail.com. If you have any news or community activities that you would like included in the next weekly update please email them to Kristin Parry at firstname.lastname@example.org. Information needs to be sent prior to 12 p.m. Tuesday 8/29 to be included.
Upcoming Meetings and Events for the Week of August 28th8/28 at 6:30 p.m. Improving the Physical Environment at the STEPS office
8/30 at 10 a.m. Lodi Point Toddler Play Group
8/30 at 3 p.m. Lego Literacy at the Interlaken Library
Enrolling Now for Living Healthy 6-Week Program Begins September 13 in south Seneca County
STEPS, in collaboration with the Seneca County Office of Aging, is sponsoring the 6-session Living Healthy Program developed by the Stanford University of Medicine to help anyone living with long-term health conditions manage their symptoms and improve their health.
This program has been widely offered in New York State and is being offered this September in south Seneca County in the Village of Interlaken.
Anyone adult, young or older, experiencing ongoing health concerns is welcome to participate in this FREE series of evidence-based workshops. With this program participants learn techniques to manage symptoms like frustration, fatigue, pain; develop skills to self-manage health related physical limitations, improve problem-solving and decision-making skills, and develop healthy eating and exercise routines that make personal sense. With this program, led by peers from your community, participants make an action plan for a healthier life and have the support of others while doing so.
The six-session will be on Wednesdays from 1-3:30 pm from September 13 through October 18, 2017. The program will be held at the Interlaken Reformed Church, which is kindly providing the space for the workshop. Park in the rear of the parking lot, to enter the churches accessible community rooms. For more information or to enroll, call:
Caroline at the STEPS office 607-403-0069
South Seneca News
Job Opportunities in South Seneca are here.
Romulus has a few positions open for the up coming school year. They can be found here.
Mark Your Calendar!
Details will follow closer to the events.9/9 200 Years Of Transportation Event
9/11 Ovid FD Day of Remembrance Walk
9/12 South Seneca Elementary Open House
9/13 Romulus School District Open House
9/14 Interlaken Village Board Meeting
9/18 Personal Health and Wellness Meeting
9/18 Education and Economics Work Group Meeting
9/19 STEPS Risers Meeting
9/25 Improving the Physical Environment Work Group
Demo Garden Open House
Tuesday, August 29th from 5:30PM to 6:30PM
at the west side of the North Seneca Ambulance building on North Road in Waterloo
Seneca County Cornell Cooperative Extension (SCCCE) Master Gardeners’ are hosting an open house at their demonstration garden.
This year the demonstration garden was planted according to plans designed by a horticulture class at Cornell University and were planted in the nine 3×3 foot raised beds. The vegetable plantings incorporate features of an ecological garden such as cover crops, companion planting, mulching, and attracting beneficials. We will be sampling any of the ripe vegetables to see if you might want to grow some in your garden next year.
The garden was started three years ago in what was an empty field. The area now has a composting area where you can learn the do’s and don’ts of composting. Twelve raised beds full of various plantings including vegetables, herbs, and strawberries. There is also a butterfly garden, a three sisters planting and blueberry plants in tubs for visitors to see.
Master Gardeners will show the public what they can do in a small space. The gardens are a collaboration with Cornell University Department of Horticulture and part of their statewide Cornell Garden-Based Learning Vegetable Variety Trial (VVT). The project aims to gather data to help Cornell create their recommended list of vegetable and herb varieties for New York State gardeners. Each county that participates then rates the vegetable and herb varieties via the Vegetable Varieties for Gardeners citizen science online forum at http://vegvariety.cce.cornell.edu/.
Learn about various growing methods and varieties and see what might work for you. There will be handouts available and Master Gardeners to answer your gardening questions during the one-hour garden tour and information session (and don’t forget about the free samples!)
In case of rain, bring an umbrella and tour the gardens anyway. Please park in the back parking lot of the ambulance so as not to block any emergency vehicles.
For more information, please call the SCCCE office at 315-539-9251.
The Ovid Fire Department Invites the
Seneca County Community to participate in our annual
September 11th 2001 March / Walk of RemembranceFrom the South Seneca High School down Main Street and Brown Street to the Ovid FD Memorial and to join us in our
Evening of Remembrance Ceremony
On Monday September 11th 2017.
The March/Walk will begin at 7:00PM at the South Seneca High School and our ceremony will immediately follow near the
Village of Ovid Pavilion
Refreshments will be provided to all immediately following our ceremony.
Painting Rocks in Lodi
36 STEPS community residents gathered on Tuesday 7/25 at Lodi Point park to paint rocks and enjoy each other’s company. Fun was had by all!