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Director's Corner

Director's monthly message highlighting the department's initiatives.

August has been designated as National Wellness Month which was born out of the idea that if we are going to do big things in the world— build our careers, raise a family, further our education, create new ideas, and nurture our bodies — we need to take care of ourselves. National Wellness Month focuses on self-care, managing stress and promoting healthy routines. Research has shown self-care helps manage stress and promotes happiness. Whether you challenge yourself to a new yoga pose or learn to meditate, make a small change and impact your health in positive ways. There are numerous ways to make those small changes such as increasing your water intake, adding more fruits and veggies in your diet, and making adjustments for better sleeping habits. Staff Development and Training, urges you to create wholesome habits in your lifestyle all month long and see how much better you feel! Family Fun Month is also celebrated throughout August providing the opportunity to enjoy family with extra fun and activities. This month take a break from everything going on around you and set some time aside to bond with family and create memories.

Some fun ideas for family night are:
  • Ordering pizza and watching a movie in the backyard
  • Enjoying a backyard campfire
  • Hosting a talent show
  • Cooking meals together
  • Having a karaoke night