For Immediate Release:
Feeling stressed and isolated from the pandemic? Housatonic Valley Health District will be offering 2 hour sessions to learn more about promoting positive mental health and combating feelings of anxiety, stress and loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To attend this program virtually, join the Housatonic Valley Health District on May 12th from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.
To raise awareness about Mental Health, Housatonic Valley Health District will begin hosting “Coping During Times of COVID-19” programs in the community. Topics will include general information regarding mental health, facts and myths regarding mental health, how to promote positive mental health through a healthy lifestyle, tips to combat stress, tips to deal with COVID related stress and anxiety, and supporting the senior community with the effects of the COVID pandemic.
Woodbury Director of Senior Services, Loryn Ray, noted “Over the course of the last two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, we’ve noted a marked increase in stress and anxiety, along with social isolation, in the elders we serve. Addressing these issues with coping strategies will be a primary focus of our work over the next year. We are pleased to partner with the Housatonic Valley Health District to address these needs in our community.”
New Milford Senior Center Director, Jasmin Ducusin-Jara, stated “This is a very important topic that we need at this time for our senior community.”
Anne Neumann, Chair of the Board of Directors for Housatonic Valley Health District, quotes, “Prioritizing the mental wellness of all our community members, especially our seniors is part of the expanded services goal of the district. We look forward to watching the benefits of this great program.”
To learn more about this program, visit www.hvhd.us.
The Housatonic Valley Health District serves New Milford, Oxford, Southbury, Washington, and Woodbury. The Housatonic Valley Health District’s mission is to create better health outcomes and promote the highest attainable standard of health. It accomplishes this through three principles: prevention, education, and outreach. HVHD prevents disease, injury, and disability for its communities through regular inspections of public and private businesses and homes to ensure conditions exist where people can be healthy. HVHD uses education to inform the public and health practitioners on public health best practices, policy information, and the impacts and methods of prevention for the spread of communicable diseases. HVHD conducts outreach to engage their communities that experience obstacles in accessing the public health services they need, deliver vaccines to the community, and advocate for needed and beneficial health policies. For more information about the Housatonic Valley Health District, call (203) 264-9616Housatonic Valley Health District will be offering 2 hour sessions to learn more about promoting positive mental health and combating feelings of anxiety, stress and loss due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To attend this program virtually, join the Housatonic Valley Health District on May 12th from 3:00 - 5:00 pm.