It’s hard to believe that we are at the end of August! Where did the summer go? We hope you enjoy the Labor Day holiday weekend and look forward to seeing you at one or several of the community gatherings this fall. For information on events and activities contact the STEPS office at 607-403-0069 or refer to the calendar at senecasteps.org. If you live, work, learn or play in the towns of Covert, Lodi, Ovid or Romulus, you are part of STEPS and we’d like to hear your ideas for community improvement projects. With so many activities to choose from, it’s a great time to join us! Any news or community activities that you would like included in next week’s update? Information emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. by 12 p.m. Tuesday 9/4/18 will be included in next week’s newsletter. Enjoy your week!
Events for the week of September 2nd!
9/3 Labor Day holiday
9/5 Talk Saves Lives training
Seneca Falls library; 7 pm
Photo by Lynne Doyle
Chris Wolff has donated prints for sale at Boundry Breaks Winery (1568 Porter Covert Road, Lodi) with proceeds going to the flood relief fund. Donations to the fund can also be made at Five Star Bank in Ovid. Checks should be made out to“Between the Lakes Flood Relief 2018”.
Local Assistance Programs
If you find yourself or your family in need of assistance here are links to information about programs that might be able to provide you with assistance.
9/19 Talk Saves Lives training
Waterloo Ministry Center; 7 pm
9/24 Improving the Physical Environment meeting
STEPS Office; 6:30 pm
9/26 Talk Saves Lives training
Papa Bear, Ovid; 7 pm
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Share Your Health Story Residents’ survey answers will help improve the region’s health
The Seneca County Health Department is conducting a community health assessment. Health departments are required to complete a community assessment and develop a Community Health Improvement Plan every 3 years. Your personal health story can help improve lives. The Seneca County Health Department is looking for residents to share their health experiences. Please complete a survey for your county of residence. To better understand the health issues in Seneca County, they need to hear from you!. If you have any questions about the Community Health Assessment process or the survey please contact Kerry VanAuken email@example.com
Click here to complete the survey and be entered for a chance to win a $500 gift card.
Many exciting events take place at our local libraries. Click on the highlighted words below to learn more about our libraries and their programs and activies:
Thanks to the community for a very successful Fill the Bus 2018. To date, 13,440 supplies were collected and still more are coming into the UW Office to be sorted, counted, and distributed to the schools plus a little over $2600 has been gifted. This has been a very successful collaboration between United Way of Seneca County, community partners and STEPS.
Positions with the school district can be found here.
STEPS has three groups that meet regularly to plan neighborhood events and activities and advocate for community health. If you live, work, learn or play in the towns of Covert, Lodi, Ovid or Romulus you are part of STEPS and we would love to have you join us! Have an idea for Improving the Physical Environment, Increasing Economic & Educational Opportunities and/or Improving Personal Health & Wellness? We want to hear from you.
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