May EFAP News: Preparing for Summer

Free Monthly Webinar:

Safe and Stress-Free Summer

Thursday, May 18th
12-1 p.m. and 3-4 p.m. EST

9-10 a.m. and 12-1 p.m. PST

Summer brings opportunity for a variety of outdoor activities from having a cookout to swimming. Explore ways to keep you and your family healthy this summer by reviewing some easy tips on outdoor safety, how to prepare a healthy cookout, and ways to take advantage of your time off!

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Unable to make it to the scheduled webinars? We have them archived for your convenience. Log onto the website and click on E4 University at the bottom of the home page, then click on Webinars to search by webinar title.

Steps for a Stress-Free Summer

All too often, the summer slips away before we’ve had a chance to enjoy the warmer weather and longer days. The following tips are designed to help you maximize your summer fun-while also avoiding some common hazards: 

Stock up on suncreen, as well as other summer necessities, in advance.

Outsmart the outdoors. Sun burns, heat stroke, and insects aren’t fun to think about-but we must in order to protect ourselves and our loved ones. Check out the CDC’s website for helpful tips and info on all of the above.

Watch out for the water. From pools to swimming at the beach, practicing water safety is vital for both children and adults.

Factor in fun. If we don’t plan, things usually don’t happen. Think about some things you definitely want to do this summer and slot in potential dates. Be sure to consider what’s manageable as well as what will be most meaningful.

Make the most of more daylight. Take a walk after dinner, eat outside, get into gardening…spending time outdoors is good for both emotional and physical health.

Pick a project. Summer often affords us the luxury of extra time to get to those things we are usually too busy for. Whether it’s doing some cleaning or minor home renovations, volunteering for a worthy cause, learning a new skill, or creating something, take advantage of this time to do it.

Attend the webinar. This month be sure to register and attend the webinar, “Safe and Stress-Free Summer.” Prepare for the summer months with practical ideas in mind. A full description and registration information is listed in the sidebar to the right. If you’re unable to attend at any of the times, log on to the website at a later time to view the archived presentation. 

PDF files of the monthly newsletter and posters will be available for download on the 1st of the month by logging onto the website and clicking on “Monthly Bulletins” on the home page.

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