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Chehalis Tribal Wellness Staff Profile Program Encourages Active Living Through Gardening Project Yá’át’ééh! My scheduled. After In 2013, The Community Transformation Grant (CTG) was awarded funds name is Cassey that, I will continue to complete the pilot project for Active Living and Healthy Eating. The Jankowiak and I am to work with the purpose of this project was to improve access to fresh fruits and vegetables Dineʹ (Navajo). My staff and community and physical activity. While the CTG budgets were cut nation-wide, there mother is MaryAnn to coordinate events will be ongoing projects through September 29, 2014. Weaver and I was that will keep us born for my father, safe, healthy and CTG is currently working with GRuB, a renowned community organization Max Spencer of active all year long. out of Olympia, WA that integrates the felds of education, sustainability, the Ta’neeszahnii To do this, I believe agriculture, social justice, and community building to potentially implement (Tangle Clan). Some the information to raised garden beds in Oakville and on the Chehalis Reservation. The of you may living well should grant will be working closely together with the Vocational Rehabilitation recognize me from Cassey Jankowiak be accessible to Program, The City of Oakville, the Oakville School District, and the Wellness Center, Health Advocate and everyone. I believe community members to accomplish this garden effort. where I worked Educator knowledge is a this last year as a Chehalis Tribal Wellness powerful tool. I Active living is about the benefts of getting healthy to improve access to different types of lifetime ftness activities and engage individuals in Registered Nurse. Center believe everyone physical activity. The garden project has the potential to enhance the deserves to live I enjoyed working on the clinical a good life. I believe being active lifestyle for the Chehalis Tribe and the City of Oakville residents. side of nursing, and equally look should be fun. I believe nutritious Working in a garden has many benefts, not only providing exercise, but forward to working with you foods should taste good. I believe it provides healthy food. Classes will be offered for both communities all as a Health Advocate and living well requires we support and beginning in May to learn about the different types of community gardens, Educator. I completed a degree of encourage one another. I believe in basic planting, weed identifcation, garden pest management, and food Bachelor of Science in Nursing the strength of the Chehalis tribal preservation. These dates are being fnalized with presenters and will be from Washington State University- community. I believe in all of you. posted soon! Vancouver in 2012, and I am And, I believe together, we can currently a full-time student in their accomplish anything. The community garden project takes a community to build, grow and Doctorate in Nursing-Advanced sustain. If you are interested in more information or want to volunteer, we Population Health program. I If you are interested in participating want to hear from you. Please contact Cassey Jankowiak, Health Advocate am passionate about education, as a volunteer, have special & Educator at 273-5504 or email contributing to the community, training, or certifcates in exercise, running, and good food! activities, or nutrition, and would Working in like to share your expertise, please a garden My main focus will be to carry on call me at 360-709-1771 or email has many the Community Transformation benefits, Grant projects until its completion not only this September. Until then, I am happy to be in service to you providing beginning this May, there will be and hope to hear from you soon! exercise, but on-going physical activity and it provides community gardening events Be well. healthy food. Resistance Band Exercise Class Chehalis Community Walk Starting May 12 Beginning April 10 The walk is open to ALL community from 12:15 PM – 1:00 PM Chehalis Community , there will be weekly (Mondays) members. Accommodating to the beginner 6:00 - 7:00 PM moderate and experienced walkers. Join us Lunchtime resistance band classes in the Behavioral Health to enjoy friendship, sunshine (hopefully!), Every Thursday evening Walk building. raffes, giveaways, and fun! thereafter Take a break from the offce and join us in this low impact activity that will strengthen our bodies and minds. Hope to In response to community feedback, weekly evening walks will see you there! Event is prepared for rain or shine. Water and Meet in front of the snacks will be provided after the walk. begin: When: April 10th, 2014 from 6 p.m. –7 p.m., and every Thurs- If you have any questions about this event, please contact Community Center day evening thereafter Cassey Jankowiak at 360-273-5504 or email cjankowiak@ Look forward to seeing you all there! Where: Meet in front of the Community Center *This activity is made possible through the Community Transformation Grant*  The walk is open to ALL community members    Page 5  Accommodating to the beginner, moderate and experienced walkers.  Join us to enjoy friendship, sunshine (hopefully!) raffles, giveaways, and fun!  Event is prepared for rain or shine. Water and snacks will be provided after the walk. Look forward to seeing you all there! If you have a question about this event, please contact: Cassey Jankowiak Health Advocate & Educator Office: 360-273-5504 *This activity is made possible through the Community Transformation Grant*
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