Overcoming the winter blues - Fun, Games, and Billiards - WRAP Classes
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Staying Positive in the Winter
You don't have to have the winter blues
Winter can be a tough time for many people.  But winter do esn't have to be a time of loneliness and isolation. There's a lot of beauty and bles sings to be found even in the cold months.
Here are some he lpful tips for enjoying winter more:

Fight loneliness: While the weather might keep you inside, calling a friend and chatting, even if only for a few minutes, can give your mood a boost. 
Catch some rays: Yes, winter is cold and the days are short, but the sun still shines. When the temperature is above freezing, bundle up and head outside. Even a few minutes sitting in the sun can help.
Get moving: On those nice sunny days, take a slow stroll around your block. Exercise provides a powerful lift to your mood.
Turn on your oven:  Why not bake some cookies or muffins? You can purchase refrigerated cookie dough or bag mixes for many cookies and muffins. Your house will smell fantastic and you can share your baked goodies with friends and neighbors.  
Change your perspective: One of the greatest reasons we don't enjoy winter is because we tell ourselves we hate it. Our thoughts have a lot of power over our mood. So, rather than repeating negative reasons for why you don't like winter, change those thoughts to positive ones. Learning to think less negatively will improve your mood.
Compeer Monthly Socials 
           Fun and Free Events!

March  9th 6-8pm "Billiards and Board Games!"
Join us as we shoot some pool in the Billiards Room of the Senior Center. Mike Van  Guilder , our new CORPS Outreach Coordinator will host friends in the billiards room. Jill Wikel will have games to choose from in the Library. RSVP at 272-8317.
March 17th 1-2:30pm "Healthy Habits Lunch"
Kathl een Dugan from SARCC will be present on the topic of "healthy relationships." Kathleen will also explain the various services provided at SARCC. Door prizes! RSVP at 272-8317.

S ave the Date for these April Events!
April 13th 6-8pm BINGO!

April 23rd 7:30am-Noon United Way Day of Caring!
  Volunteer your time through this one day to give back!
Lebanon Family Health Services
Lebanon Family Health now offers urgent care services for colds, the flu, strep throat, sinus and ear infections, and other conditions.
No appointment is necessary. Visits are $20 and prescriptions $5.  Call 273-6741 or stop by at 615 Cumberland Street. 
Activities to do Together! 
     Go to the theater! Cedar Crest High School performs the musical "Into the Woods." March 3-March 5 at 7 pm at the CCHS auditorium. Lebanon High School performs the musical "Aida: The Timeless Love Story" from March 3-5th (7:30pm) and Sunday, March 6th (3pm).

Attend the Compeer Socials on the 2nd Wednesday and third Thursday of each month. On March 9th we'll play games and shoot pool!  

     Go skating ! Klick-Lewis Arena in Palmyra has ice-skating most days for about $6 (skate rental $2). Afraid of the ice? Go roller-skating! Mount Grenta Roller Rink is open on Saturday and Sunday afternoons ($5).
WRAP Classes
8-week Wellness Recovery Action Plan classes are FREE for those living with mental, physical, or emotional health challenges.
Participants will learn to:
à   Develop a daily maintenance plan
à   Identify triggers and how to deal with them
à   Identify early warning signs
à   Develop an action plan for when in crisis
à   Learn how to live an healthy, independent life
Wednesday WRAP Class                                                        Monday WRAP Class
Dates: March 9, 16, 23, 30                                                            Dates: March 7, 14, 21, 29
            April  6, 13, 20, 27                                                                           April 4, 11, 18, 25
Time: 6-8pm 1-3 pm                                                                       Time: 5:30-7:30 pm
Cost: Free!                                                                             Cost: Free!
Location: Mental Health Association
     4 South Fourth Street, Unit C, Lebanon
Register: Amy at MHA 273-5781
Happy Birthday!
March                        April
Steven C. 3/3                 Bambi B.  4/3
Marti B. 3/13                 Cathy F. 4/6
Pat P. 3/17                      Ann M. 4/19
Ann B. 3/21                    Prudence G. 4/29
                                         Debra H. 4/29
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