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Summer Program Assists Youth to News from the Chehalis Tribal Wellness Center 2 Meet Academic Goals for School  Vaccines Available to Protect Your Family By Cori Fluetsch, Clinical Nurse Manager What are the symptoms of fu? Can fu vaccine give you the fu? People with fu often have: No! The Flu vaccine cannot give you the  Fever. fu.  Cough. Some people incorrectly believe that they  Sore throat. can get fu from the vaccine. This is not true.  Runny or stuffy nose. The fu shot only contains proteins from the  Body aches. fu virus, so the virus cannot reproduce itself  Fatigue (tiredness). and cause illness. While the nasal spray  Headache. vaccine contains live fu virus, the virus has  Some people may have vomiting or been weakened in the lab, so it cannot grow diarrhea, though this is more common in in the lungs and cannot cause the fu. kids than adults How effective is the fu vaccine? How do you prevent the fu? The effectiveness of fu vaccines can The best way to prevent the fu is to get vary. It depends on the match between the a fu shot each year as soon as vaccine is strains in the vaccine and the fu viruses that available. Using good health habits can also are circulating in the community as well help stop the spread of fu; washing your as the age and health of the person being hands, covering your cough, and staying vaccinated. home when you’re sick. Flu vaccines protect 70 to 90 percent How serious is the fu? of healthy people under age 65 when the Flu is unpredictable and can be severe, vaccine strains are similar to the circulating especially for older people, young kids, strains. The fu vaccine prevents illness; it pregnant women, and people with certain doesn’t treat it. It takes about two weeks for health conditions. These groups are at your body to build immunity for protection Education Specialist Taffee Simmons assists Jordan Lopez in constructing a greater risk for serious complications if they against the fu and lasts for about one year. glider for a science lesson on elementary aerodynamics. get the fu, including: The fu vaccine is now available if you Photo by Bill Thoms  Bacterial pneumonia. are interested, please contact the Clinic if By Jason Gillie, Education Assistant  Ear infections. your interested to vaccinated..  Sinus infections. Here is some fu info from the This year Summer School was a LeMay Museum to view over four hundred  Dehydration. Washington Department of Health website. collaboration between the TELO/K-12 vehicles, Oregon Museum of Science and  Worsening of chronic medical conditions Program and the Youth Center…the result: Industry, Northwest Trek, and the YMCA. (asthma, congestive heart failure, or htm#recommendations A comprehensive summer school program We ended the session with the Back to diabetes). that met the social, emotional, physical and School Celebration. Gift cards were handed spiritual needs of our youth with activities out by both the Youth Center and the TELO/  Community Gets Healthier With Contest chosen by the kids (We surveyed 49 youth K12 programs. Families from near and far By Christina Hicks, Community Health Coordinator ages 5-18). brought their children to enjoy the infatable Classes were offered three days and feld toys, snow cones, popcorn, and cotton The second stage of the biggest loser contest of thirty-nine pounds - $850.00. Second trips two days a week. Fifty-one students candy. The weather turned out well, and fnally came to an end. People who entered place was Billie Higheagle who got rid of participated in the summer program. everybody had a fun afternoon. the contest were seen exercising together. twenty-one pounds - $100.00. Third place Classes included: Science, Photography, The newly formed education department, Many of the winners agreed that working as winner was Henrietta Boyd who got rid of Art, Cooking, Physical Fitness, Computer which includes Early Learning, TELO K-12 a team was the biggest contributor to their eighteen pounds. Fourth place was Ranessa Room, and Swimming. The Youth Center and the Youth Center also met to plan the success. It wasn’t about the money, though Goddard who got rid of fourteen pounds. chaperoned the children on feld trips upcoming activities for the After School it was a contributing factor, but to maintain Fifth pace was Marla Medina who lost every Tuesday and Thursday. Among their Program. Here are some of the great things this healthy lifestyle change. twelve pounds. excursion were trips to Mt. St. Helens, the we came up with: Congratulations to all the participants The Biggest Loser Winners that lost weight! Don’t stop! Keep up the Schedule for After School Program First place was Kevin Bray who got rid great work in becoming Healthy! Daily: 2:30 PM to 6:00 PM 2:30 PM to 5:00 PM  Community Invited to Participate in Inter-tribal Contest Challenge Homework Assistance Computer Lab and Library Teen Lounge Open By Cindy Beck, SDPI Coordinator Monday: Healthy Choices Tuesday: Outdoor Activity Are You up for the Challenge? The Diabetes reservation. Chehalis Language Traditional Arts Prevention Program consortium (C.S.SB. Dates of weigh-ins: Physical Activity Preparing Healthy Snacks SI.) and the SI Tobacco Cessation program  October 3, 17 and 31; , Preparing Healthy Snacks Physical Activity are teaming up with NIKE to Challenge you  November 14 and 29; Craft Activity Science Projects to be the biggest loser in a 4 tribe BIGGEST  December 12 and 27; rd Book Club/Reading Circle LOSER challenge. Starting October 3 and  January 9 and 23; th Basketball Skills ending February 6 , tribal and community  February 6 . members of Squaxin Island, Shoalwater Bay, The Competition will be based on Wednesday: Pool Table/Ping Pong Thursday: Outdoor Activity Skokomish Nation and Chehalis tribes, will percentage of weight lost. Prizes: First place 4H Club Craft Activity compete to see which tribe is the healthiest. overall will win ¼ of the ‘POT’ plus NIKE Physical Activity Preparing Healthy Snacks Weekly support groups, health related talks is donating an additional prize; second place Music Editing/Mixing Volleyball Skills and exercise will be offered to motivate and overall wins 1/8 of the “POT’; and third, Preparing Healthy Snacks Science Projects get you through the holidays and the winter fourth and ffth place also receiving cash Carving Class/Activities Exercise Class ‘blahs’. Through the holidays!! Yes – it will prizes. Each month, the biggest loser from Craft Activity feel great to stay focused and not gain the 8 each tribe will also win a prize; and there pounds, which the average American gains will be a separate prize awarded on March Friday: Fun Fridays Saturday: 1 monthly Family Activity from Halloween until Valentine’s Day. 21 for those who have kept the weight off! Swimming 1 monthly Field Trip To join the challenge, a $20 non- A brown bag informational session will Video Games refundable payment is due on or before be held at 12:15 pm on Thursday, September Gym Activities October 10 . First weigh in will be October 29 in the clinic’s PT room, this is the time th Game Room 3 , and subsequent weigh-ins every other to ask any additional questions and sign up rd Preparing Healthy Snacks week. Measurements will also be taken, but for the Challenge. For more information, A monthly calendar will be dispersed that will include all the events and exciting this is optional. Sometimes the scales won’t contact Cindy Beck or Lynn Hoheisel at the things happening for the month…so be on the lookout, Septembers should be delivered budge, but those jeans are getting looser, clinic. soon. and wouldn’t it be nice to know how many Take the Challenge Chehalis Want to volunteer or teach a class?? Contact the Youth Center at 360-273-9674 inches you’ve lost too! A separate prize will Community! Step forward to prove that we or TELO at 360-709-1878. be awarded to the person losing the most are the Healthiest Tribe around! inches at the end of the competition on each Chehalis Business Committee Tribal David Burnett, Chairman Don Secena, Vice Chairman Newsletter Stephanie Pickernell, Treasurer Cheryle Starr, Secretary 420 Howanut Road Dan Gleason, Sr., 5th Council Member Oakville, WA 98568 (360) 709-1726 (offce) Chehalis Tribal Newsletter Staff: (360) 273-5914 (fax) Fred Shortman, Communications Coordinator. Go to this direct link for online newsletters copies: www. Articles and opinions expressed in this publication are not necessarily the opinions of this publication or the Chehalis Tribal Business Committee. The Chehalis Tribal Newsletter encourages tribal members to submit letters, articles, photographs, and drawings to be considered for publication. These are subject to editing. Contributing writers, artists, and photographers include Chehalis tribal Children had a blast playing on the huge, inflatable toys that the Party community members and staff. Outfitters provided at the Back-to-School Event. They were seen smiling as The Confederated Tribes of the Chehalis they raced from game to game on the baseball field. All the children enjoyed Submission deadline: 6th of each month Reservation... the day immensely, making it successful family event! Printed: Each month “People of the Sand”
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