Category Archives: Life Skills

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8 Ways for Seniors to Stay Safe in the Summer Heat

via Everyday Health 

Whew! It’s been a hot summer already and we have a few months to go, so we thought we’d share these 8 Tips for seniors to stay safe in the summer heat and remind everyone that the City of Riverside does have designated cool centers for those who need to escape oppressive summer heat. You can find a listing of Cool Centers below or on Community Action Partnership of Riverside County’s website:

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6 Summer Health Tips for Families

via Speaking of Women’s Health 

Summer is officially here! Hot days, long nights and lots and lots of time for family fun and adventure.
Dr. Holly L. Thacker recently wrote the below piece for the Speaking of Women’s Health website to help families everywhere have a safe and happy summer. Enjoy!

Kids playing in the sand and waves at the beach

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Free Healthy Food Tasting Party

via www.Necessary-Nutrition.com.

 Riverside- CA – On Saturday, June 29th at 12pm The Necessary Nutrition Academy will host a free Healthy Food Tasting Party, downtown Riverside at 3985 University, Ave.   Although this is a free event, space is limited and reservations are required.  Additional information can be obtained by calling 951-259-5198 or visiting www.Necessary-Nutrition.com

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Men’s Health Week

via menshealthmonth.orgFather and Son in the Water

This week before Father’s Day each year is Men’s Health Week, a week to “heighten the awareness of preventable health problems and encourage early detection and treatment of disease among men and boys.”

As Congressman Bill Richardson once said, “Recognizing and preventing men’s health problems is not just a man’s issue. Because of its impact on wives, mothers, daughters, and sisters, men’s health is truly a family issue.”

So how can you help your dad, husband, or other men in your life (or yourself, if you are a man) get healthy? We are glad you asked! Here are a few ideas:

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Celebrate Older Americans this May!

via The Administration for Community Living (ACL)

Did you know May is Older Americans Month? Thanks to a Facebook post from the Janet Goeske Foundation we do now! The ACL’s website says this month is a, ”  proud tradition that shows our commitment to honoring the value that elders contribute to our communities. Show your support for Older Americans Month by unleashing the power of age in your community.”

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May 8 is Bike to School Day

via City of Riverside 

May 8 is Bike to School Day! So grab your bike and hit the road. The day is held by National Center for Safe Routes to School, which aims to help parents and communities create safe walking and biking routes for students in an effort increase safety, health, and community in a neighborhood city or town. 

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How-To-Garden Tour Update

via Wood Streets Green Team

This Sunday is the Wood Streets Green Team’s How-To-Garden Tour! Check out the information below to see the map of the gardens and get directions!

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Stop the Pain Conference,featuring Dave Pelzer, to be held in Riverside

via WomenWonderWriters.com

This weekend (April 20) the Positive Results Corporation, in partnership with Women Wonder Writers and Street Positive, is bringing the “Stop the Pain: Teen Summit on Dating Violence,Stop the Pain Flyer Sex Trafficking and Bullying Prevention” at California Baptist University. The summit is for young men & women ages 12 to 22 and their parents and is completely free. The summit will cover a variety of topics, see below, and will include “an anti-violence youth performance, proceeded by a panel discussion on how these issues impact our youth, families, schools and the community. We then will move to breakout sessions covering the above-mentioned topics to educate, train and encourage prevention.” In addition, award-winning author of the book “A Child Called It” Dave Pelzer will be speaking at the event. To register visit http://stopthepaininlandempire.eventbrite.com/.

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How-To-Garden Tour

via Wood Streets Green Team

The Wood Streets Green Team is holding its 4th Annual

“How-To-Garden” Tour on April 21st from 11 to 4 p.m. 

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