Back to School season has arrived, the tempature has cooled a bit and fall sports have kicked off. We have many exciting things being planned for the fall season, many reasons to get out and enjoy the community around you. 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 9/5 to be included.
Upcoming Meetings and Events for the Week of September 4th
9/5 at 11 a.m. Fall Prevention and Core Strength Workshop at the Conifer Village
9/5 Romulus School’s First Day of the 2017-2018 School Year
9/6 South Seneca School’s First Day of the 2017-2018 School Year for K-12 students
9/7 South Seneca School’s First Day of the 2017-2018 School Year for Pre-K students
Fall Prevention and Increasing Core Strength
The STEPS community is invited to the Conifer Village Community room on 9/5 at 11 a.m. to participate in Activities geared toward fall prevention and increasing core strength. Additional activities as well as times and dates will also be discussed.
Mark Your Calendar!
Details will follow closer to the events.
9/9 200 Years of Transportation Event
9/11 Ovid Fire Department Day of Remembrance Walk
9/12 South Seneca Elementary Open House
9/13 Romulus School’s Open House
9/18 Personal Health and Wellness Meeting
9/18 Education and Economics Meeting
9/19 STEPS Riser’s Meeting
9/25 Improving the Physical Environment Meeting
Ovid Community Garden Update
The beautiful mural is now in place at the Ovid Community Garden. Save the Date for an Ovid Garden Celebration on 10/12 details to follow soon.
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