Check out this week's Seneca Nation Health System Notice Board at the link below.
Archives for 2012
SUNY Fredonia-Liberty Partnerships Program in cooperation with the SUNY Fredonia-SNI STEP Program are offering a 9th grade transition program for students in the Gowanda Central School District. Funding is through Liberty Partnerships and STEP is offering in-kind assistance. This is a great opportunity for incoming freshman to become familiar with high school before the first day.
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Seneca Language Newsletter attached below.
Attention Seneca Nation Health System Patients
Emergency numbers in times of crisis
1. 911 YOUR FIRST OPTION
2. Direct to BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: ALLEGANY 945-9001
3. Direct to BEHAVIORAL HEALTH: CATTARAUGUS 532-5583
4. SNI MARSHALLS: ALLEGANY 945-2779
5. SNI MARSHALLS: CATTARAUGUS 532-3040
6. CRISIS SERVICES: BUFFALO 834-3119
7. CRISIS SERVICES: OLEAN 1-800-339-5209
8. CRISIS SERVICES: JAMESTOWN 484-1314
9. LAKESHORE HOSPITAL EMERGENCY 934-2654
10. WCA EMERGENCY ROOM 487-0141
11. BRADFORD EMERGENCY ROOM 1-800-368-4143
NEW EMERGENCY SERVICES IN THE MAKING
The SNHS Behavioral Health Unit will assist you during the hours we are open if a crisis occurs; please call 945-9001 or 532-5583 and tell us it is a crisis situation. We are working on a system whereby we will be available 24/7. Look for announcement of this service in the up-coming weeks.
Class times will run from 6:30pm - 8:30pm Mondays and Thursdays for adults.
There will also be classes Tuesdays and Wednesdays for grades 8 - 12 as a study group for our local school district students to prepare for exams.
For more information please contact the Language Program located in the Saylor.
(For all territory residents, employees and students.)
Dates: July 9-August 17, 2012; Tuesday-Friday
Age group: Ages 4-10
Accepting 15 children into the summer "language nest" program.
Purpose: To provide Ongweohweh children with a summer experience steeped in Seneca culture traditions through language, activities, and experiences that will give them understanding of our world view.
Outline: The main theme for the program is the items of the ganonyog. Each day students will be given activities and experiences to further their understanding of the themed item.
Mornings will be split into two age groups for age appropriate activities. Afternoons will be playing games, swimming, hiking, etc.
Reminder: Bag Lunch Series at the SAAB (2nd floor conference room) on Tuesday May 1st, 8th, 15th, and 22nd. It's from 12:00-12:45. Everyone is welcome! It's on parenting and special education.
The 2012 Summer Enrichment Program applications are available at the Cattaraugus Education department. This is a six week enrichment program full of fun educational experiences including language and culture, health presentations, and many outdoor activities for students entering K - 9. Program dates/ times are July 2 - August 9, 2012, Monday - Thursday, from 8:30 - 3:30. Applications will be accepted until June 11, 2012.
Walk your way to good health
Walking is one of the most popular ways to get fit. It's one of the safest, simplest, and least expensive options to increase your physical activity level and improve your overall health; however, even this simple exercise can be more effective when proper technique is used. To help you get the most out of your walking program, Independent Health encourages you to use the following tips.
Proper Walking Techniques
• Head up: Avoid looking at the ground. Keeping your head down can strain your back, neck and shoulders. Instead, keep your head up (chin parallel to the ground) and eyes forward. Enjoy the scenery around you!
• Posture perfect: Stand up straight with your stomach pulled in and your shoulders down, back and relaxed. Good posture for walking allows you to breathe well.
• Up in arms: Let your arms swing naturally at your sides as you walk. Good arm motion can help you breath better and keep you from tiring.
• Stride right: Fall into a natural stride that feels comfortable to your body. Build Your Own Walking Program
• For general health benefits: Walk 30 minutes a day, most days
of the week, at a "talking" pace (i.e., enough to elevate
breathing, but still carry a conversation).
• To improve cardiovascular fitness: Walk three to four days a week, 20 to 30 minutes, at a very fast pace (i.e., breathing hard, but not gasping for air).
• For weight loss: Walk a minimum of five days a week, 45 to 60 minutes, at a brisk pace.
If you're new to walking, start off with slow, short sessions and build your way up gradually. If you have any health concerns or medical conditions, be sure to check with your doctor for advice before you begin a routine.
Benefits of Walking
• Increases energy levels
• Weight loss and management
• Tighten and firm muscles
• Strengthens bones
• Improves circulation
• Reduces stress
• Reduces blood pressure
• Increase "good" cholesterol (HDL) levels
Places to Walk
• Neighborhood sidewalks or well-lit areas
• Walking trails
• Outdoor tracks
• Recreational facilities
• Around the office
Reminder: If you know an enrolled Seneca college student (ages 18-25) who is looking for a summer job - Vision 2020 is an option! Please have them contact Chanda Grey at the Allegany Education Department for an application. Nya:weh!
The Tribal Youth Council is fundraising for the Unity Conference 2012.
Find them at the Saylor building, Cattaraugus Territory, on Thursday, April 12th. They'll begin selling at 11am and continue until they are sold out. Choices are Taco in a Bag or a Hot Dog.
Call 532-3341 x5088 to place an order.
Allegany Education is looking for qualified, interested, and hard-working student's ages 14 - 25 years of age.
We are announcing our summer Vision 2020 Internship program and applications will be available on the following dates and times. Be cognizant of these dates and times as they will be strictly adhered to.
Applications available for…
*Enrolled College Students (ages 18 - 25): April 13th with a deadline of May 4, at 4:30 p.m.
*High School Students (ages 14 - 18): May 11th with a deadline of June 8, at 4:30 p.m.
THERE ARE NO EXCEPTIONS - LATE APPLICATIONS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.