Consider joining us for the Risers meeting on Tuesday 9/19 for a special presentation by Tina Hallock on ACES. STEPS has many exciting things being planned for the fall season, many reasons to get out and enjoy the community around you. 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 email@example.com. Information needs to be sent prior to 12 p.m. Tuesday 9/19 to be included.
Upcoming Meetings and Events for the Week of September 18th
9/18 Personal Health and Wellness Work Group 10 a.m.
9/18 STEPS Education and Economic Work Group at the Willard Episcopal Church at 6:30 p.m.
9/19 STEPS Riser’s Meeting at the Ovid Fire Department at 6:30 p.m.
9/20 Chronic Disease Self Management Program 1 p.m. at Interlaken Reformed Church
9/21 Back To School Walk South Seneca Elementary School at 8:45 a.m.
STEPS Community Cooking Classes Details Coming Soon
Due to the popularity of last year’s Cooking Class programs the classes will continue this year. Class topics have been set with dates,locations and times to follow. Watch our newsletters for more details as each date gets closer.
October Autumn Bread
November 30 Minute Meals
December Food Gifts in a Jar
January Freezer Safety
February Healthy Heart
March Healthy Ingredient Candy
April Ready Set Grow ( Springtime Garden Preparation)
Ovid Community Garden Update
The beautiful mural is now in place at the Ovid Community Garden. Updates for the Garden will continue.
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.
9/23 Interesting Herbs Class
9/25 Improving the Physical Environment Meeting
9/28 Mindful Based Creative Activity
Back To School Walk
For Moms and More
Join local community members who are interested in a morning walk on Thursday Morning September 21st at 8:45 a.m. (Weather Permitting) in the South Seneca Elementary School Parking lot. We will meet and take an hour walk around town. Dates, and Locations for Future walks will be discussed.
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