Page 4 - June 2014 - Chehalis Tribal Newsletter
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Tribal Health and Wellness News Start Walking! „ Helps you lose weight and keep it off Monthly Lunchtime Healthy „ Enables you to maintain your current weight There is no better time than right now to start walking. More that 65% of all adults are „ Increases your heart health Cooking Demonstration overweight or obese, conditions that contribute to „ Makes you feel good! the risk of chronic health conditions such as high Summer time is here and now is the time to take The Healthy Lunchtime Cooking class will be blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease. Our advantage of the great outdoors! Other ways of taking a summer break starting in June. This growing lack of physical activity has made the being active: noontime event will resume again in September problem a weighty one. on the third Thursday of the month (September „ Walk or bicycle to places, instead of taking the th But there is good news. We can easily do car 25 ). something to put the physical activity back into „ Go for a walk after dinner We have had 5 such cooking classes with over our day, and it can all start with a walk around the „ Plan activity dates with your family or friends, 70 in attendance. Participants have learned block. about healthy ways to lose weight and recipes get the whole family outside and exercising! Walking is the gold standard of exercise, „ Put exercise on your daily schedule. Make such as Spicy Chicken Tacos and Black Bean since it uses nearly 200 muscles and is a safe, time to walk every day. Brownies. Those participating are able to see inexpensive, and fun activity almost anyone can Before you start any exercise activity please talk the recipe being prepared and then are able to do. But that is not all. with your health care provider before starting taste the fnal product for themselves. The focus of these events is to not only share the Benefts of Walking any exercise activity. The Diabetes Prevention recipes but to provide nutritional information „ Strengthens your bones Program has a monthly walking competition and to demonstrate that healthy food can taste with the 3 other diabetes prevention programs „ Reduces your stress (Shoalwater Bay, Skokomish, and Squaxin good. „ Gives you more energy Island). Let’s get the walking stick back to the We will be starting „ Tones your muscles Chehalis Tribe. this monthly event again in „ Enables you to get more restful sleep If you’d like to learn more about preventing or September so „ Reduces your risk of developing many health delaying the onset of Diabetes please contact the watch for the problems Diabetes Prevention Staff at 360-273-5504 notice when it comes out in Elders Meal Program August. Congregate Meals are for individuals 55 „ Fill out an application packet that years and Older, their spouse, regardless includes an annual assessment (Home of age, and their dependent children with visit) of nutritional well-being. Packet Chehalis Tribal disabilities and assessment must be flled out and completed before lunches are delivered. Health Fair Elder Meals served at the elder’s center are: Activities of Daily Living (ADL) are Monday – Thursday Bathing, Transferring, Eating, Toileting, Thursday, September 18 11:30 AM to 1:00 PM Walking, Grooming, Dressing, Continence 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM Friday 9:00 am to 10:00am At The Chehalis Tribal Community Center If an Elder cannot do two of these without No need to sign up for eating lunch at the “Substantial human assistance”, they are eligible Elder’s Center, just show up and sign in when for Home Delivered Meals. If they do not meet For more information please contact: you eat lunch. two of these ADL’s they DO NOT Qualify for Christina Hicks, at 360-273-5504 ext.1741 Lunch Deliveries. Or email: Congregated Meals are important because it provides socialization for elders and allows Home delivered lunches are delivered Summer Time is a Perfect staff and other elders to interact with them. starting at 11:30 AM Monday – Friday. Home Delivered Meals are for individuals If you would like a packet for an elder who Opportunity for Dental Care 55 years and Older, and meet the Homebound may qualify for Home delivered lunches, and Frail qualifcations ( 2 ADL’s), spouses please contact Pat Odiorne or Christina Hicks Please take advantage of your children's time off regardless of age, dependent children with at the Chehalis Tribal Clinic at from school and call the Chehalis Tribal Dental disabilities; caregiver of Elders who are 360-273-5504 Clinic at 360-709-1659 or 360-709-1875 and receiving a meal. make an appointment. Page 4   
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