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How We Can — And Why We Should — Get Outside During the Pandemic

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Submitted by paige.galeoto_230 on Thu, 08/20/2020 - 13:49

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Being outside, doing something you enjoy is really good for you. It offers an emotional boost, helping you feel less tense, stressed, angry or depressed.
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Enjoying ourselves, managing our mental health, and staying fit and healthy is important to our overall well-being and possible through outdoor recreation.

One thing has become clear during the pandemic, shut down and shelter in place orders — we really like to get outside. More than 40 percent of Americans said they plan to do more outside due to COVID-19 and social distancing rules.

Don't Do it Alone – Community Foundation Launches Caregiver Support Initiative Email Group

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Submitted by lbenisano14_415 on Mon, 07/27/2020 - 19:21

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The Caregiver Support Initiative email discussion group is a new virtual forum that allows people to connect with other family caregivers. 
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The Community Foundation of Western Nevada launches email discussion group for caregivers during COVID-19.

COVID-19 has been hard on everyone. It brings a lot of uncertainty to people, which can be anxiety-inducing. Now, imagine going through a pandemic and having to be responsible for another person and their needs. The pressure for family caregivers taking care of others during this time can be overwhelming. With the lack of in-person support groups available due to COVID-19, the Community Foundation is determined to connect family caregivers with one another during this time. 

Are You Looking For a Family-Friendly Way to Go Camping?

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Submitted by lisa_624 on Tue, 07/21/2020 - 14:35

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Sierra Nevada Journeys has you covered with the expansion of Family Camp.
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"You mean I can relive summer sleepover camp WITH my kids? You mean I could get in that camping trip I promised them without having to pitch a tent or cook on a camp stove? Sign. Me. Up.” *Lynnette Bellin
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Sierra Nevada Journeys, a STEM education nonprofit, is making the best of its situation by opening Grizzly Creek Ranch for families to get outdoors and go camping.

With the travel restrictions due to COVID-19, many families are staying close to home and have turned to camping as an alternative to other types of vacation. Additionally, the RV dealerships are seeing an increase in sales by 30 percent over last year. With this influx of new campers and several months of closed campgrounds this past spring, it has been challenging to secure a camping reservation for this season.

Doubling Down on HOPES

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Tue, 06/23/2020 - 13:47

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“They’re dealing with health and addiction issues and a number of other problems, but it’s always a happy place. Clients, employees and volunteers are treated well.” *Bob Lissner
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Donations made to the Northern Nevada HOPES COVID-19 response fund in the month of June were matched (up to $25,000) by local developer and HOPES volunteer Bob Lissner.

Self-proclaimed workaholic Bob Lissner was looking for a place to share his experience and abilities after retiring from his position as the founder of Lifestyle Homes. He found that and more at Northern Nevada HOPES, where he has been volunteering for many years.

“I believe in their mission,” he says. “They’re providing medical care for people who wouldn’t otherwise have access.”

Staying Positive During Coronavirus

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Submitted by info_605 on Tue, 06/16/2020 - 21:23

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A great way to create positive emotions is by intentionally becoming aware of what you are grateful for. Start by making a list of things you are grateful for, then ask yourself how you can act in ways to show your gratitude.
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Family Behavioral Health offers 5 tips for staying positive during the COVID crisis — from validating your feelings to getting exercise.

If you are feeling anxious, overwhelmed, stressed, sad or even angry about coronavirus, you are not alone. We have all been affected in some way. Coronavirus is a global phenomenon, and Reno/Sparks, Nevada is not an exception. In a short span of time, our “normal” at home, school and in our community has changed.

Any change requires an adjustment. Abrupt change, like what we face with coronavirus, can lead to a rollercoaster of painful emotions. That is why we are sharing with you our top five things to do to stay positive during these trying times.

Talk It Out Tuesdays Provides Good Information During Difficult Times

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Submitted by jackieshelton_354 on Thu, 06/04/2020 - 17:13

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“The way to alleviate that anxiety and stress is to talk about it. It’s important to reach out and get help.” ~Rachelle Pellissier
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Crisis Support Services of Nevada helps tens of thousands of people through crises every year. And the need for their services became even more critical as our community and the world were impacted by a global pandemic, forcing many to face additional health and economic challenges.

For many, the global pandemic has been a crisis “perfect storm” — economic struggles, fears about health and personal challenges all coming together at the same point in time, resulting in unmatched emotional and physical turbulence.

Tips for Staying Connected in the Era of Social Distancing

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Submitted by paige.galeoto_230 on Mon, 03/23/2020 - 13:19

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"We’re a fully remote company anyway, but we’re doing virtual yoga via Zoom tomorrow to increase our virtual social touch points beyond regular meetings." *Sian C
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While we are all braving this new world of social distancing, we asked our followers to share their ideas for staying connected.

I just got off a two-hour video conference “party” with 11 people and a dog named Cooper.

The party was in honor of a friend’s birthday, which fell — quite inconveniently — during a time of necessary social distancing.

Catholic Charities Continues to Provide Help and Hope

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Submitted by tiffany_464 on Fri, 03/20/2020 - 14:32

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"Times of uncertainty truly bring out the best in people and corporations who are committed to helping the most vulnerable." *Marie Baxter, CEO Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada
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As our community continues to adapt to the daily changes and challenges resulting from the Coronavirus, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada continues to serve some of the area’s most vulnerable populations.

As our community continues to adapt to the daily changes and challenges resulting from the Coronavirus, Catholic Charities of Northern Nevada continues to serve some of the area’s most vulnerable populations.

Finding Sustenance in the Food Desert

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Submitted by paige.galeoto_230 on Fri, 01/24/2020 - 18:54

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"It takes driven community leaders to create the solutions necessary to tackle food security. As members of this community, we have to build it.” *Shannon Dobbs, Co-Founder, On Common Ground
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Lack of access to nutritious food in downtown Reno is affecting the health of area residents. Businessman Shannon Dobbs saw the struggle first-hand and decided to do something about it – he decided to create an accessible, nonprofit grocery store in Reno’s food desert.

How can you eat nutritious, affordable meals when the nearest grocery store is two miles away and you don’t have a car? That is the question that ate away at Shannon Dobbs during the 11 years he and wife Michelle owned a bar in downtown Reno.

As members of the downtown community, they watched friends and acquaintances who were downtown residents suffer without access to fresh, nutritious food — growing ill, getting chronic diseases and dying too young.

Get to know On Common Ground

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Submitted by paige.galeoto_230 on Wed, 01/22/2020 - 19:26

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Lack of access to nutritious food in downtown Reno is affecting the health of area residents. Businessman Shannon Dobbs saw the struggle first-hand and decided to do something about it – he an his wife decided to create an accessible, nonprofit grocery store in Reno’s food desert.

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