In the Summertime!
Beat the heat and stay focused on your wellness

After a rainy May, many of us are ready for the sunshine and warmth that summertime promises. At the same time, it's important to maintain focus on our health and wellness during the long days ahead.
Make sure you don't let the heat be an excuse to isolate yourself. While we do need to be careful of staying out of the strong sun and high temperatures, it's important not to let the hot weather keep you indoors.
Plan activities for early morning or the evening. These are perfect times to take advantage of cooler temperatures; take a stroll through your neighborhood or to head to a park and eat your dinner outdoors. Being outside is one of the quickest ways we can give our mental health a much needed boost and improve our mood.
While you may need to stay inside during the heat of the day, use those hours to phone a friend. Even a few minutes of chatting with your Compeer friend can help decrease your sense of isolation and loneliness.
Long days can make it difficult to get enough sleep. The sun is up early and stays bright long past eight o'clock in the evening. Try to make your bedroom dimmer by hanging heavy curtains (Walmart has blackout panels starting under $10). Use a fan to stay cool and to drown out street noises. Stick to the same bedtime and routine that you have for cooler months. Avoid the temptation to sleep the day away: too much sleep can contribute to depression in the same way that too little sleep does.
Stay active - and cool - during the summer by walking a few loops at the Lebanon Valley Mall. Or see if you can get a reduced-price membership to the Y and make use of their indoor pool. Exercise is not just great for our muscles; the endorphins it produces have a great impact on lifting our mood!
Finally, take advantage of all the fresh and local fruit and veggies that are in the markets! Eating well helps our heart and body stay healthy-plus, it tastes delicious! Visit a roadside farm stand for inexpensive fruits and vegetables grown right here in Lebanon County, or pick your own berries (see the list, right). Wash all that good eating down with plenty of water ; staying well hydrated will help you beat the summer heat and enjoy these longer days!
Pick Your Own!
Here are a few local farms where you can pick fruit; call ahead for hours and pricing.
HoneyBear Orchards (1819 Thompson Ave., Lebanon) Strawberries, raspberries, cherries. 867-4611
Sycamore Springs Orchard (1901 Thompson Ave., Lebanon) Black raspberries, apples. 867-4389
Sauder's Strawberries (40 Lengel Road, Myerstown) Delicious berries! 866-5807
Lebanon Community Movie Night:  The Wizard of Oz
Travel down the Yellow Brick Road to the wonderful land of Oz! 
The Lebanon Chamber of Commerce is hosting a movie extravaganza! Before the movie, enjoy a 2-hour pre-show "Yellow Brick Road" event with themed activities, games, and products. Most of the pre-movie items/games are free, though some may charge a small fee.
When: Saturday, June 11th
Time: 7-9pm "Yellow Brick Road" Pre-Show
9 pm The Wizard of Oz Movie Showing 
Cost: FREE!* (tickets required)
*Tickets required: Pick up your FREE Oz tickets at the Chamber of Com merce , located at 604 Cumberland Street. Call 273-3727 with questions.
Link to Community Movie Info
Activities to do Together! 
Play Ball!!
There are a few FREE baseball tickets available to go to the Reading Phillies baseball game on
Tuesday, June 28th
at 7pm.  
Call Jill in the office at 272-8317 for info.

Yoga in the Park
at noon on Fridays during June. Bring your yoga mat or towel and join others at South Hills Park (near the tennis courts by the Klein Ave parking lot). Register by calling WellSpan Health at 270-7764.

Compeer Monthly Socials

  Wed. June 8th 6-8pm-Karaoke!
             Bring your iPod or MP3 player to hook up to our karaoke machine! Snacks and fun!  No singing required! (Just bring your listening ears).
             Location: Area Agency on Aging, 710 Maple St.

Thur. June 16th 1-2:30pm - Lunch and Laugh
Enjoy lunch with friends while we watch a comedy: laughter really is the best medicine!
Location: Area Agency on Aging, 710 Maple St.

For all these events, RSVP to Jill at 272-8317.

Community Support Groups
Bi-Polar Support Group This new, consumer-led group will meet on the 1st and 3rd Friday of each month from 1-3pm at 243 Schneider Drive  in Room 3.  RSVP to Paula at 769-2922.
Lebanon Community Support Program (CSP) Mental health consumers, family, and professionals working together to help adults live successfully in the community. Meets the 4th Thursday of each month at 12:30 at 728 Walnut Street.
Elizabeth F. 6/4
Georgette B. 6/6
Karrie Ann S. and Cindy P. 6/10
Lois S. 6/15
Jeff W. 6/16
Ashley J. 6/18
Bill L. 6/26
Brian K. & Barbara M. 7/2
Scott B. 7/5
Roxanne M. 7/17
Debra P. 7/19
Nancy L. 7/21
Dale S. 7/22
Deb M. 7/23
Liz G. 7/27
Betty L. 7/28
COMPEER OF LEBANON COUNTY | 710 MAPLE STREET, RM. 110 | LEBANON, PA 17046 | 717-272-8317
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