LIGHTEN UP LANCASTER COUNTY COALITION Quarterly Meeting May 15, 2014 8:30-10:30 AM Follow us!
WARM UP o Brought to you by Stacey Nicarry of Float Yoga Lancaster o Please sign up to lead the warm-up at our next meeting! G REETING Greeted today by Elizabeth Edkin
“Manheim Township Pathways Continuing to Move Forward” The number of students walking to Manheim Township schools increased by nearly half over a recent three- year period Miles of non-motorized pathways through large sections of the township Ultimate goal is to link the entire community, pathway leader John Furry told the township commissioners. The township added another mile to the nearly 17-mile pathway system in 2013. Find the article here! Find the article here! L OCAL N EWS “Bicycle Sharing Effort in Lancaster” Seeking funding to start-up a 5-station system Bike shares help support the city’s transportation, economic development, environmental and public health needs. Find the article here! Find the article here!
Meet Mary LeVasseur: LiveWell Grant Manager firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com Grant deliverables to be carried out through September L IVE W ELL U PDATE
Well Workplace Applications are being judged Awards presented at Lancaster Health Summit, May 29 th at Lancaster County Convention Center 30-day Mental Well-Being Challenge begins June 1 World No Tobacco Day Opportunity for organizations, businesses and individuals to be recognized and share their stories May 30 th, 8-9am, 3 rd floor Conference Room of LGH Outpatient Pavilion Healthy Vending and CSA programs Meetings held every 2 nd Thursday 8:30 am at LCSWMA; next meeting June 29 th W ORKPLACE W ELLNESS
Apple Awards 5 applications 4 school districts Winners … Cocalico – Innovative Ephrata Middle School - Physical Activity Columbia Jr./Sr. High – Nutrition School Wellness Councils Contact Sue Lackmann if you are interested in getting involved School food service directors training August 4th S CHOOLS & C OMMUNITY
United Way funding for Garden Coordinator position will be announced on May 21 st Prison Garden in need of volunteers VisionCorps 2014 AHA Teaching Garden Garden section of toolkit is up on website- Thank you Carl & George! Next meeting: June 11 th, 4pm, Blueball Elementary G ARDENS
Focused on Marietta, Columbia and Lancaster City Corner Stores targeted Will receive recommendations for future efforts Central Market EBT initiative F OOD A SSESSMENT
May is National Bike Month May 16 th (tomorrow) Bike-to-Work Day! Proclamation by mayor and county commissioner 9:30am, corner of Duke & James St. Log your commute with Commuter Services to win prizes Free Bus Ride for those commuting with bikes, RRTA Spoke ‘N Gear Expo, Lancaster H.U.B., 9am-2pm LiveWellLancaster.org for more information Coalition for a Bicycle Friendly Lancaster All-Coalition meeting, July date TBD Bicycle Friendly Businesses Comprehensive Bike Planning A CTIVE T RANSPORTATION
Safe routes to school & municipal walk audits RWJF Coaching Complete Streets Forums Making Our Streets Safer to Walk, Bike & Travel June 4 th, 6:30-8:30, Farm and Home Center, Arcadia Rd. Open to public June 5 th, 1:00-5:00, Farm and Home Center For municipal leaders H EALTHY C OMMUNITY D ESIGN
S TEP U P C OMMUNITY C HALLENGE Virtually walking the Great Wall of China Ends on May 19 th, 10 teams have already reached the finish line! 128,963 total miles! (More than double last fall) 121 teams participated- Thank you!
N EXT C OMMUNITY C HALLENGE Mental Well-Being Challenge Begins June 1 st, 30 days of information and tip Sign-up at lightenuplancaster.fivi.com Select REDUCE STRESS as a health goal to start receiving emails
C ALL FOR V OLUNTEERS & V ENDORS Looking for volunteers to man LULC tables and at the following events: Red Rose Run, Saturday June 7 th, 7:30am, Binn’s Park 2 nd Annual LULC Day with the Barnstormers, Sunday June 8 th, 12:30pm, Clipper Stadium Please see Elizabeth if interested All Volunteer & Vendor meeting for both events will be held Friday, May 30 th at 8:00 am, LGH Wellness Center
Lancaster County Conservancy: Mike Burcin L OCAL T RAILS AND P ATHWAYS
Ben Craddock, engineer with C.S. Davidson Engineering for health Lancaster county trails Run, review, repeat! T RAIL H OPPING WITH B EN
M INDFULNESS, M OVEMENT & M ENTAL H EALTH Mary Woolson Certified Holistic Lifestyle Coach, SynchronEssence Mandy McFerren Wellness Director, Lancaster YMCA
M ARY ’ S S TORY History of depression Most recent episode was a gift Wake-up call to dig deep and learn from disease Mission: share lessons from the journey You can change your life with… Mindfulness Mood-changing foods Movement A commitment to mental health
M ENTAL I LLNESS What do the voices in your head tell you? I’m stupid, fat, ugly… I’m unworthy of love, respect, happiness… I’m a fraud Ruminating thoughts are fear-based and are illusions The truth is that we are whole and perfect When we forget that, we may spiral into mental illness.
M ENTAL I LLNESS Cognitive symptoms of anxiety and depression: Distorted thinking Difficulty concentrating Forgetfulness Physical symptoms: Can’t sleep or sleep too much Feel numb, paralyzed or can’t stop crying Experience aches, pains, digestive issues
M ENTAL I LLNESS - T REATMENT Traditional treatments for mental illness: Cognitive therapy Pharmaceuticals Holistic treatments: Mindfulness Nutrition Movement
M INDFULNESS What is mindfulness? Paying full attention to the present moment Watching yourself think! Become aware Acknowledge without judgment Dis-empower and break pattern of ruminating thoughts
T OOLS FOR M INDFULNESS Mindfulness Practices: Do a breath meditation – focus on breathing for 10-15 minutes Inhale – healing energy Exhale – that which no longer serves Engage your physical senses - focus on sight, taste, touch, smell Walking, doing dishes, brushing teeth Do a body scan – relax each part of your body Journal – tell it to the page Try energy therapy – release on a cellular level Always bring kindfulness to your practice
G OOD M OOD F OOD Food effects mood! Eliminate sugar and processed foods Reduce alcohol and caffeine consumption Experiment with gluten, dairy – may be triggers Eat lots of vegetables and fruit Get lots of sunshine to boost Vitamin D levels Eat healthy fats like Omega-3s
W E ’ RE JUST BEING KIDS ! Behavior linked to Nutrition Lucky Charms Marshmallows for breakfast? Behavior linked to Exercise Get your wiggles out! If its good for them, its good for you too.
B UY MY PRODUCT ! Decreased risk of Heart Disease Diabetes High blood pressure Colon, breast, prostate, and other cancers Fractures from falling Depression Anxiety
B UT WAIT - T HERE ’ S M ORE Boosts self-esteem Releases endorphins Reduce perception of pain Trigger positive feelings (euphoria) Improves immunity Reduces stress Improves sleep Increases energy level
E XERCISE AND M ENTAL H EALTH Go Be a Flower Take a Hike
I KNOW, I KNOW, I KNOW … Steps to Behavior Change Understand and identify the habits that need changed Develop a plan for change Set goals but make them SMART Whisker Goals – small and steady action Put the plan into action and practice Refine, reinforce and maintain your plan Spend the most time here Problem solve and deal with roadblocks and challenges Plan to fail
H OW CAN WE HELP ? Offer healthy options – Vending & CSA Make work into a work out Walk and talk Stand and talk Computer breaks – set an alarm Stability Balls for chairs Face to face not cyberspace Group exercise classes on site Take the stairs
W E ’ RE GETTING THERE Be Mindful of opportunities for wellness Healthy Workers = Productive workers Physical health feeds mental health which feeds physical health (repeat)
Lighten Up Lancaster wants to assess its impact on the community to date Only 4 questions! Please take a moment to complete the survey at: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LULCImpactAssessment https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/LULCImpactAssessment Please sumbit any additional data you think would be helpful (ex: ROI) to Elizabeth at firstname.lastname@example.org@lghealth.org LULC I MPACT A SSESSMENT
Lancaster Health Summit Thursday, May 29 th, 7:30-1:00, Lancaster Co Convention Center Complete Streets Forums June 4 th, 6:30-8:30, Open to Public, Farm and Home Center June 5 th, 1:00-5:00, Municipal leaders, Farm and Home Center Red Rose Run: http://lancasterredroserun.com/http://lancasterredroserun.com/ Saturday, June 7 th, 7am, Binn’s Park 2 nd Annual LULC Day with the Barnstormers Sunday, June 8 th 12:30pm, Clipper Stadium Next Meeting Date: August 14, 2014 U PCOMING E VENTS
M EETING D ATES Working GroupDateLocationContact School/Community Gardens June 11th 4pm Blueball Elementary School Beth Koser-Schwartz Step UP Challenge & Events June 6 8:30am Wellness CenterBeth Koser-Schwartz Healthier Workplaces June 29 8:30am LCSWMALeslie Wireback Active Transportation May 23 9am F&M Beth Koser-Schwartz Quarterly MeetingAugust 14 8:30 Burle Business ParkBeth Koser-Schwartz