Community Newsletter | April 2021
On the Path – Learning about End-of-Life & Living with Grief  
Join us online for one, or all, of six free hour-long educational discussions. Topics include: Grief & Loss, Aging in Place, Pre-planning Choices, Advanced Care Planning, and Hospice 101. Click here for more information on these classes, dates, and registration.
Youth Mental Health First Aid
April 22 | 9 am - 2:30 pm
May 13 | 12 pm - 5:30 pm
June 2 | 12 pm - 5:30 pm
June 24 | 9 am - 2:30 pm
Register for a free upcoming Youth Mental Health First Aid course held over Zoom this spring. The evidence-based training equips adults to support a young person (age 6-18) facing a mental health challenge or crisis. Learn more and sign up here
Sedro-Woolley Town Hall Event
April 20 from 6:00 – 7:00 pm
Hear from Dr. Jason Kilmer about the impacts of alcohol on teen mental health. Discover the powerful influence of norms on teen decision making around substance use. Sedro-Woolley Parents RISE, a new norms campaign, will also make its debut! Questions? Contact:
Register for the Town Hall here
Clase en Español
Muévanse: Juego y movimiento con bebés y niños pequeños Presentado por Diane Craft, Ph.D
(Get Moving: Play and Movement with Infants and Toddlers
by Diane Craft, Ph.D)
Fecha: 24 de abril, 2021 
Horario: 9-10:30 a.m.
Costo: GRATIS 
Créditos: 1.5 STARS 
Esta capacitación es adecuada para todos los proveedores de cuidado infantil familiar con licencia, maestros de aula de centros de infantil y administradores.
Haga clic aquí para obtener más información y para inscribirse.
Strengthening Families Program (SFP) for Parents & Youth 10-14 in Concrete
April 21 - June 2
Wednesdays @ 6 pm
All families have strengths, and SFP helps bring them out! Over seven weeks, families with kids age 10-14 meet for an hour at a time to connect and learn together. Two times per week, families practice communication skills, stress management techniques, and positive ways to connect. Click here for more info and registration.
The Incredible Years - A Program for Parents of Preschoolers in Concrete
April 13-June 8
Tuesdays & Thursdays 6-7 pm
(Register by April 2)
Join us for a series of 14 classes that give parents the space and guidance to practice nurturing, coaching, and playing with their children to help them grow. Topics include child-directed play, positive discipline, and teaching children to problem solve.
Learn more and register here.
American Red Cross First Aid/AED/CPR classes
Does your organization need to renew its CPR, AED & First Aid Training? We can provide training at your facility or at our training center, with flexible times for your schedules! We offer convenient hybrid online and in-person trainings that meet certification standards and include COVID-19 precautions. Click here for more information, costs, and registration.
One Simple Step - Take Back Your Meds 
Holding on to unused and expired medications puts your family and visitors to your home at risk. Prevent accidental poisonings and prescription drug misuse by safely disposing of medications – no questions asked – at a National Drug Take Back Event near you. 

This is a drive-thru event with COVID-19 precautions in place. Read our Frequently Asked Questions page for more information. 
Trek for Treasure Registration is Open!
The wait is over! Trek for Treasure registration is now open for teams of two or more to take part in an epic summer adventure program. New this year, teams can select their intensity level at registration: Level 1 for beginners or hikers who prefer easy to moderate hikes with less elevation gain, and Level 2 for hikers who prefer moderate to intermediate hikes. All teams complete hikes, gather clues, solve puzzles, and compete in a final treasure hunt! Early-bird rates end May 15 so register today at TrekForTreasure.org.
Out & About – Group Nature Walks
Beginning this May, we are excited to launch a new Active Living series as part of our Skagit Nature Rx program. Experience the physical and mental health benefits of spending time outside through four group nature walks in some of our area’s most scenic parks and trails. The free program is available for adults of all ages and no outdoor experience is required. Click here to learn how the program can support your overall wellbeing and sign up. 
Want to know more about Skagit Nature Rx, a pilot program of United General District 304? Contact Emily at Emily.Karmy@UnitedGeneral.org
All Caregivers are Welcome in WIC
Did you know WIC is for more than just moms and babies? Dads, grandparents, stepparents, foster parents, and pregnant people can get help through WIC. If you have a child under age five, you can get personalized nutrition support for you and your family. Enrolling by phone is easy and benefits are now conveniently available on EBT cards. Give us a call today at
360-854-0435. Se habla español.
Take a Fresh Look
Basic Food is Washington’s supplemental nutrition assistance program (SNAP) that helps people get money for groceries and other types of support. Eligibility is based on income and the number of people in a household; benefits can go up to $782 a month for a family of four. The only way to know for sure if you are eligible is to apply! Our friendly outreach team can help you complete an application over the phone. Click here to learn more about eligibility and benefits.
Schedule an appointment with us here or call 360-854-7173.
On the Path - Learning about End-of-Life
& Living with Grief 
The past year has brought many types of loss into our lives and communities. Open discussions about dying, death, grief, healing, and how to prepare can help us meet these challenges with less fear and more understanding. Free learning opportunities, provided in collaboration by Hospice of the Northwest, United General District 304, and The Landing: A Healing Place for Kids, are a good place to ask questions and start talking. On the Path discussions are open to anyone age 16+ and registration is required. See the full schedule and sign up here.
We have more ways than ever for the community to find out about our programs and initiatives. Check out the What’s New section of our re-designed website at www.UnitedGeneral.org for in-depth articles and follow us on Facebook to stay up to date on how we are building healthier communities.