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Fostering strong community relationships to address the physical, social, mental, and environmental health needs of Tioga County, Pa.  
AUGUST 2019 NEWSLETTER
Students are preparing to go back to school, but school isn't the only place to learn and have fun. Consider these educational, social, and safety-minded community events that connect our community and makes Tioga County a healthy place to live, work, and play. Also, read up on Fit for Life 2019 summer program back-to-school wrap up and see who's been accepted into the Youth Leadership 2.0 program Class of 2020!

Our Mission: Fostering strong community relationships to address the physical, social, mental, and environmental health needs of Tioga County, Pa.
Community Events
Senior Expo 2019 coming to Wellsboro High School on Fri. August 2nd
This year the Tioga County Partnership Elder Services Workgroup is excited to co-host the Senior Expo with PA Representative Clint Owlett. Taking place at Wellsboro High School on August 2nd, from 10- 2pm, there will be tons of vendors offering health screenings, information, food, and giveaways.

The Elder Services Workgroup is comprised of individuals and local organizations, many of whom take part in the Senior Expo each year. This group works to develop awareness and collaborative solutions to address the health and social needs of the aging population in Tioga County, PA. If you'd like to volunteer on this workgroup, contact us by calling us at 570-723-0520 or email tiogapartnership@gmail.com and we'll get you connected!
Poverty Simulation to take place at Partnership Annual Meeting
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Each fall season the Tioga County Partnership takes stock of all accomplishments and opportunities for the coming fiscal year at its annual meeting.

To do things a little differently this year, the Partnership Board will be hosting an interactive poverty simulation; an activity that simulates the crippling circumstances experienced by those who live in poverty. Povery simulation participants will gain an understanding of how to approach and assist those who are living in poverty with greater tact and sensitivity. This is how it works: After being organized into different family groups, participants use play money, bills, and assets that can be redeemed or paid at staged stores, utility services, banks, and other daily consumer services. Inevitably, just as in a real life poverty situation, money will run out and hard choices will have to be made to make it through each simulated day. Join us for this special event and gain insight into the struggles faced by those living in poverty. Save the Date: October 17th. More information to come. All are welcome!
Other Upcoming Community Events
National Night Out 2019
National Night Out (NNO) is an annual community-building campaign that promotes police-community partnerships and neighborhood camaraderie. Locally, a free NNO community event is being hosted by the Tioga County Sheriff's Office on August 6th, 6-9 pm at Mansfield University. Also, a free open swim will kick off the event a bit earlier at the Mansfield borough pool from 4-6pm. The Partnership Staff will be at the university with information and giveaways. See you there!

Tioga County Fair 2019
August 5th-10th at the Whitneyville Fairgrounds! Come check out our prevention information and giveaways in the 4-H Building on Tuesday and Wednesday for Family Day and Senior Citizens Day! See you there!
A Focus on Our Youth
Fit For Life summer program sends kids back to school well-supplied

Fit For Life 2019 is wrapping up and the recreation staff will miss all of the kids at their sites, but wishes them a fantastic 2019/20 school year! Fit For Life participants are being sent back to school with themed backpacks full of school supplies to get them off to a great start.
Thank you to all recreation staff (pictured below with kids)!
Westfield: Jenny Young, Kailee Clymer, Chloe Reifer
Knoxville: Emma Poirier, Lyssi Yungwirth
Elkland: Lauren Singer, Alaina Goetsch
Lawrenceville: Stephon Folk , Dani Hunt, Holden Kennedy 

Also, a big thank you to funders Tioga County Department of Human Services and Shell Appalachia, and all visiting guests of the FFL program who helped to give our local kids an educational and entertaining summer of fun!
Youth Leadership 2.0 Class of 2020 has been selected!

The Youth Leadership program planners and mentors look forward to working with these students as they work to make a positive difference in our community!!
Congratulations to:
Madisen Cody
Curtis Craig
Aiden Fletcher
Riley Garrett
Jazlynne Gavin
Evan Hoover
Jordan Judlin
Ayiana Mase
Eva Rice
Zachary Singer
Skylar Smith
Nolan Smith
Seraina Weatherford
Adriannah Wilson
Bethany Zuchowski
Fit For Life 2019 Parting Shots
Vision: Tioga County is a healthy place to live, work, and play.