Fit Together in Action June News
Partner Highlight- Southwest School
Asphalt Activities Project – Fun Playground Time!
In the Fall of 2021, Eric Mahar, Physical Education teacher at Southwest and Forbes elementary schools, proposed a project to the Building Healthier Communities Fund Advisors which would offer students a variety of constructive alternatives for physical activity when outside on the schools’ blacktops. Since this proposal was in alignment with Fit Together and Building Healthier Communities Fund missions, a grant was awarded for the stencils and other supplies, with the condition that they are shared with other schools.
Eric and his team have been working diligently to get the stencils painted at Southwest School. Forbes School is next in line to stencil their playground, and the supplies will be shared with additional schools and daycares in the future so that many kids in Torrington and Winsted will enjoy this fun upgrade to their playgrounds.
For more information about 5210, please contact Jessica Stewart, Fit Together 5210 Youth and Families Coordinator at (860)806-1825 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Great Outdoors Month
Hiking, walking, rolling, cycling, and swimming are great ways to get active outdoors. During Great Outdoors Month and the rest of the summer, you can add physical activity into your daily routine and enjoy the outdoors while you’re at it! Check out all that Connecticut has to offer: VISIT CT
Worksite Wellness- Pride Month
As we celebrate Pride Month around the U.S. and the world, workplaces can take this opportunity to enhance their mental health support and inclusion practices and champion support for their LGBTQ+ employees.
Click on the link below for 10 ways to support LGBTQ+ colleagues during June’s Pride Month and beyond:
No-Bake Coconut Truffles Recipe
Looking for a quick treat following your child's swim in the pool or after a long bike ride? These no-bake bites are simple to make without using a stove, making them perfect for summer!