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Below are recent community partner projects and programs. For more partner project and programs please visit the Healthy Lompoc Coalition Facebook, Instagram and Twitter pages. We are unfortunately unable to share all of the wonderful work our community partners are doing during this time, so please view past newsletters and our community folder for more information. If you have an idea you would like to share, please send it our way!
Vaccinate Lompoc

Join the Healthy Lompoc Coalition, Lompoc Valley Medical Center, Public Health Department and Together Toward Health Partners on Friday August 6, 2021 from 2:00pm - 6:00pm to Vaccinate Lompoc! The Vaccinate Lompoc COVID-19 Shot Clinic will be providing a free opportunity for community members ages 12 and up to receive the Pfizer Vaccination at Lompoc Valley Medical Center. Lompoc Promotores will be on site to assist with Spanish language needs and a local Pediatrician will be available to answer questions.
Transportation will be provided by Lompoc Unified School District. Please view the event page for transportation route details and updates. All youth Kindergarten through 12th grade will be eligible to receive a free school bag while supplies last. Please visit LompocVMC.com/Backpack for more information. No appointment is necessary, however pre-registration is encouraged. 
Funding for “Vaccinate Lompoc COVID-19 Shot Clinic" was provided by Together Toward Health, a program of the Public Health Institute, through funding from a group of philanthropic organizations. More COVID-19 Vaccine information can be found at the end of this newsletter, as well as on the State and County Public Health pages. #VaccinateLompoc

Healthy People Healthy Trails Challenge

Join the Healthy People Healthy Trails Challenge! Sign up and pledge to be active outdoors through October. Sign up here.  Share your photos and tag @healthypeoplehealthytrails to show how you’re getting  outdoors! Looking to visit  the Wildling Museum this summer? Check-out their "Art from the Trail: Exploring the Natural Beauty of Santa Barbara County" Exhibit, showing now through October 3, 2021.

Summer Open House

Want to bring your family to view the "Art from the Trail" exhibit with free admission? Join the Wildling Museum for their Summer Open House on Sunday, August 29, 2021 from 2:00pm- 6:00pm. Visit their website for more event information. 
City Of Lompoc Recreation
Lompoc Library Summer Reading Program

The Lompoc Public Library will host a Summer Reading Program: “Reading Colors Your World” through August 31. The Lompoc Library Summer Reading Program is open to all ages, including little ones up to 5, children 6 to 11, teens 12 to 17, and adults. Community members are invited to register for the Summer Reading Program online through the Beanstack Tracker app or at cityoflompoc.beanstack.org. Anyone who wants to participate in the summer reading program but does not have internet access, is invited to contact the Lompoc Library for assistance at: (805) 875-8781. For details on the Lompoc Library Summer Reading Program and to view the full calendar of Summer Reading Program activities, community members may visit: www.cityoflompoc.com/library.
Wonderbook Island

Join the Lompoc Library and Charlotte's Web Bookmobile on fun early learning activities with Wonderbook Island. Go to the Lompoc Library website to sign up.
Summer Drop In

Walk-in registrations are accepted at the Anderson Recreation Center daily at 9 a.m. A registration packet is required to be completed at the time of registration and can also be found online at www.cityoflompoc.com/recreation. For more information, please call 805-875-8100.
CommUnify Children's Services 
CommUnify is now enrolling youth for their early care and learning programs. Programs range from toddler classroom, preschool centers, home education visits, child care and infant care. Visit their website for more information. 
Emergencies & Disaster Preparedness

Prepare for Disasters and Emergencies with the Independent Living Resource Center. Visit their website today. #DAFN #DDAR
LIVESTRONG At The YMCA

Join the Lompoc Family YMCA starting September 2, 2021 for their LIVESTRONG sessions. Space is limited so please register as soon as possible to secure your spot. For more program information please visit the YMCA website
Community Education Foundation 
Walk-A-Thon

The week of September 4-12, 2021 The Lompoc Community Education Foundation will be hosting a Walk-A-Thon fundraiser.  You can choose to walk one day or all week long! Funds raised will support local graduating High School Seniors. To participate and for more information please visit their website

Food In The Lompoc Valley
 
In Lompoc we are fortunate that many of our local organizations are offering additional services to ensure our community has sufficient access to food. 
Please check regularly for the most up to date offerings, volunteer needs and food distribution schedule.
Route One Farmers Market To Kick Off
National Farmers Market Week
On Sunday August 1, 2021

 
The Route One Farmers Market will join its counterparts across the nation in celebration of National Farmers Market Week, August 1-7, with live music, food trucks and family fun from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, August 1, 2021

Singer/songwriter Emily Wryn, a Lompoc native, will provide live music from noon to 2:00 p.m. A local yoga instructor will lead kid-friendly poses on the lawn area adjacent to the vendor booths. Food truck Cisco Kid will have a delicious variety of tacos, and all of the market’s wonderful weekly vendors will have quality goods. Craft vendors, among them Biker Spice, TJM Handcrafted Wood and Juan the Sharpener, will also have their wares and services for sale.
Julia’s Juices, a customer favorite, will have vegan soup and homemade crackers available for purchase. Route One Farmers Market supports 14 vendors Sundays at 3745 Constellation Rd. in the parking lot of the Community Services District office.
“We have all been through so much together in the two years since we opened, so we are delighted to join this national celebration to highlight the integral work and services provided by Farmers Markets all over the country,” said Shelby Wild, market manager.

Wild urged guests to bring chairs or blankets for seating on the lawn area to enjoy food and the live music.

Mirroring its national counterparts, Route One has remained open throughout the pandemic with safety plans to keep customers healthy. Farmers who operate with short supply chains — from the field to consumers — are resilient, and were able to respond and quickly adapt to restrictions from the pandemic.
As essential operations, farmers markets create relationships between farmers and their communities, with their goal to provide a fair and sustainable food systems based around shared values. Route One is the only market within a 67-mile stretch (between the cities of San Luis Obispo and Solvang) to accept EBT and Market Match.
Article Written By Laurie Jervis, Route One Farmers Market Board 
Route One Farmers Market is open every Sunday from 10:00am - 2:00pm at 3745 Constellation Road.  Please view the Route One Farmers Market Facebook and Instagram social media pages for regular market updates. For more information, email info@routeonefarmersmarket.org
Looking To Help?

Do you or members of your family have some extra time this summer? Volunteers are needed to support: 
Leading From Within offers several programs that provide local opportunities to expand leadership skills. Leading for Community Impact is a 10-month program that assembles a select cohort from northern Santa Barbara County of seasoned social sector leaders and those stepping into new leadership roles. This program guides them through a rigorous, relevant and applied curriculum on leadership and management.

Leading for Community Impact provides a unique, powerful professional development opportunity for social sector leaders serving Santa Maria, Lompoc, Santa Ynez Valley, and the surrounding communities. Attendees will meet in Santa Maria for a day each month from October 2021 through August 2022 to grow their skills and confidence to effectively lead our organizations and the greater community. Applications are due by August 15, 2021.  Visit the website and attend an information session for more information.
For more community information please visit the Shared Google Drive!
Articles & Educational Resources:
In The News:
Please take a moment to click on the image links below to learn more about health in the Lompoc Valley. 
Self Care Summer 

Looking for some self care opportunities this summer? Considered enjoying a staycation? Meeting up with friends and family for the first time in a long time? Your comfort zone may be a little different this summer and that is ok. Be comfortable, kind and safe. 
YouthWell Mental Wellness Resources

The YouthWell.org Youth & Family Mental Health & Wellness Resource Directory can be viewed in both English and Spanish to help families better access appropriate and available resources in Santa Barbara County. Find a complete list of organizations on YouthWell.org providing youth and family mental health and wellness services. Find crisis resources, therapists, treatment programs, parent and youth support groups, and more. Find books and articles to help you on your journey. Find tools and learn more about mental health disorders, how to choose a program, questions to ask a therapist, insurance terms, screening tools, workshop handouts, etc. Find handouts created for youth, parents, and teachers that can help with managing self-care and more.
Central Coast Hotline
 
The new Central Coast Hotline is now available to serve Lompoc, Santa Maria and SLO County. The Support number is 800-783-0607. For more information or to volunteer click here.
Stay Informed, Stay Healthy, Stay Safe
Vaccine Resources

Stay informed as the COVID-19 vaccine becomes available in our community by signing up for the Santa Barbara County COVID-19 Vaccine Newsletter.
Looking for local COVID-19/Vaccine  information? Visit:
Additional resources include the Santa Barbara County Public Health Department's updated COVID-19 Community Data Dashboard with daily local data and important updates. The American Heart Association offers national COVID-19 updates, news, science and stories. Visit the COVID-19 resource page for additional information, facts and resources.  
Travel Safe This Summer

Getting the COVID-19 vaccine makes traveling outside of California and the United States a lower-risk activity. So, if you do plan on leaving California, please protect yourself and others by getting vaccinated first. Check these guideline for more information.
COVID-19 
Counseling

 
Family Service Agency (FSA) is offering free senior citizen mental health counseling. Counseling is available to those who are aged 60 and over, as well as their caregivers.  Call (805)735-4376x801 or visit FSAcares.org for more information. 
Event flyers and educational handouts
are available in the Shared Google Drive!

At this time our event calendar will reflect primarily virtual events in an effort to encourage physical distancing and honor CDC recommendations for socializing. 

 
August Events
 
September Events
 
If you have any questions about the events or programs listed in this email please feel free to contact Healthy Lompoc at healthylompoc@gmail.com, or the host organization. To keep this list current please continue to send any information you would like shared with the Coalition to Healthy Lompoc for distribution. For inclusion in the monthly newsletter please send event or program information by the 3rd Wednesday of the month. 

 
Who Are We?
 A Collaboration To Create A Healthier Lompoc

 
The Healthy Lompoc Coalition, established in 2006, is proudly facilitated by the LVCHO. The Coalition is a community collaboration of over 50 organizations and representatives from different sectors created in response to the growing challenges of obesity and physical inactivity in our community. The mission of the coalition is to advocate and support programs and policies that ensure a local environment which promotes and supports healthy living.

Event flyers and educational handouts
are available in the Shared Google Drive!

 
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