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New Team Building Activities to Grow Staff Closer

Whether your staff needs to work as a group on fleeing an escape room, or playing a rousing game of “Family Feud,” team building exercises can be a great way to come together. Here are some ideas to consider for your staff!

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Working Collaboratively with Community Partners

Working in conjunction with local partners is one of the best ways to ensure nearby residents and families have the resources they need, and funding isn’t being wasted on a duplication of services.

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Plan the Best Road Trip Ever

Car trips can be magical, or nightmarish, depending whether you’re the adult or the child and which part of the trip you’re in. While it’s impossible to make every minute smooth sailing, here are some tips to keep you rolling along.

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Should Your Senior Center Start a Community Garden?

Should your senior center designate an area of your property for a community garden? Time spent communing with nature rewards people with many mental and physical health benefits. If it’s an idea you’ve been debating, here are a few important factors to take into consideration.

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New Ways to Recruit Volunteers

Instead of only sending out the call for the usual suspects, it’s time to focus on expanding our view of volunteerism and recruit members of the local community to help in engaging and growing together. Here are a few scenarios to consider.

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How to Build Healthier Sleep Rituals

Good sleep has many health benefits ranging from lowering the risk for depression and high blood pressure to preventing poor eating habits. If you are struggling to get a good night’s rest, this information will be of interest.

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Top 6 Summer Vegetables to Fill Your Cart

If you’re looking for a way to add a variety of veggies to your diet in a tasty and nutritious way, a trip to your local farmer’s market or corner grocery store is all that’s needed — read on for six vegetables you MUST try this summer!

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Creating an Intergenerational Book Club

Reading has always been a great way for individuals of all ages to bond. From attending story time at a local bookstore or library to reading bedtime stories to one’s grandchildren, it’s an activity several generations can enjoy together.

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The Art of Meal Planning

Meal or menu planning can be a hot ticket to easy homecooked meals, stress free grocery shopping, and peaceful evenings — but who has the time? Skip the apps and online meal services and follow these tips for easy-peasy menu making.

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How to Reduce Added Sugar in Your Diet

While our bodies need sugar, it should come from natural sources — whole grains, fruits, and vegetables — not sugar added to our daily diet. Natural sugar gives us energy and powers our brain. But when we consume too much added sugar, it can wreak havoc on the body.

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Hosting a Spring Pet Adoption at Your Community Center

Are you looking for a fun afternoon activity for your community center? One that will bring in people of all ages? A pet adoption event might be the perfect solution. Here’s what you should know about organizing a pet adoption event and working with a local animal shelter.

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Ways to Help Add Purpose to Your Community

COVID-19 vaccines are beginning to help reduce infection rates, and many cities and towns are finding ways to adopt a new version of normal. As a community center, one of your goals is likely to find ways to make a meaningful difference. Here are some ideas to help.

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