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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
#VaccinateLompoc #TogetherTowardHealth
Funding for the Vaccinate Lompoc Campaign was provided by Together Toward Health, a program of the Public Health Institute, through funding from a group of philanthropic organizations. Find more information on our social media or click here to download the Vax Facts Sheet. More COVID-19 vaccine information is available on the State and County Public Health pages.
Community Starts At The Park!

Take the Santa Barbara County Recreation Masterplan survey today! 

8th Annual School Wellness Summit October 13, 2021


The 8th annual School Wellness Summit will take place virtually on October 13, 2021. The summit is free to attend and aims to offer a county-wide effort that supports school districts and partner agencies as they foster a culture of wellness and health in school communities.

Topics and objectives include: 
  • Engage educators, medical professionals and community partners to advance a culture of wellness.
  • Examine the impact of Employee Wellness programs.
  • Summarize the California Department of Education’s guidelines on Local School Wellness Policies.
  • ACEs: The Biology of Toxic Stress
  • Partnerships in Workplace Wellness
  • Mindfulness and Self-Care
  • Local School Wellness Policy and Triennial Assessment
  • Nutritional Education and Physical Activity Resources
  • Leadership
  • Local School Wellness Champions
Every Women Counts
 
Every Women Counts or EWC provides free breast and cervical cancer screening and diagnostic services to Californians. Its mission is to save lives by preventing and reducing the devastating effects of cancer for Californians through education, patient navigation, screening, diagnosis, treatment referrals, and evidence-based interventions, with special emphasis on the medically underserved. 
The Tri-Counties Cancer Detection Partnership works with community organizations, area health departments, local leaders and health care workers to get the word out at free clinics, food pantries, churches, organizations serving new immigrants such as MICOP, and homeless shelters. Regional staff and contractors provide community education, referral, and patient navigation services to the public. Please contact Brianna @ 805-451-6496 or brianna.dunn@sbcphd.org to schedule a virtual or in-person health education class. Our next public class will be held virtually, in Spanish, on October 4th @ 6:00pm. Pre-register here.
Park 2 Park
 
On Saturday October 16 at 9am the Lompoc Valley Distance Club will be hosting a Park 2 Park run/walk event. The distance will be from Beattie Park to Miguelito Park. Distances include a 4 mile run or walk and a 8 mile run only. Register today
Emergencies & Disaster Preparedness
 
Fire Prevention Week is October 3-9

This year’s campaign, “Learn the Sounds of Fire Safety!” works to educate everyone about the different sounds the smoke and carbon monoxide alarms make. Knowing what to do when an alarm sounds will keep you and your family safe. When an alarm makes noises you must take action! Click here for more information.
Prepare for Disasters and Emergencies with the Independent Living Resource Center. Visit their website today. #DAFN #DDAR
White Buffalo Land Trust

Welcome and congratulations to the White Buffalo Land Trust for their purchase of the Jalama Canyon Ranch outside the Lompoc Valley. Read more about theM here or attend this plant propagation workshop
Dunkin For Pumpkins

Lompoc Parks & Recreation and the Lompoc Aquatic Center will host its first Dunkin for Pumpkins event on Sunday, October 24 from 10:00 am to noon. The event will transform the Lompoc Aquatic Center’s activity pool into a floating pumpkin patch where youth up to 17 years old are invited to swim and pick a floating pumpkin. Once pumpkins are picked, participants will have the opportunity to decorate their pumpkins in the patio at a decorating station.

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 launches “Veggie Voucher” program for the month of October

Route One is excited to launch its Veggie Voucher program during the month of October. Veggie Vouchers will be available at Route One Farmers Market every Sunday in October, as funds allow. 

“We recognize that this past year has been difficult for many in our community,” said Shelby Wild, manager of Route One Farmers Market.

Community members who have experienced food insecurity within the last year are welcome to fill out a short survey while shopping at the Sunday farmers market to identify their need and qualify for a one-time $10 Veggie Voucher. 
The Santa Barbara Foundation is the generous sponsor of the Veggie Voucher program, Wild noted.

Additionally, Route One can now match the first $15 EBT dollars customers spend, giving them $30 to spend in the market from now through the end of 2021, Wild said. 

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.
Wild urged community members to follow Route One Farmers Market on Facebook and Instagram to watch for the launch of the nonprofit’s new website, which will detail “all of the information necessary to participate in the Veggie Voucher program.”

The Route One Farmers Market is held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sundays at 3745 Constellation Rd.
Article Written By Laurie Jervis, Route One Farmers Market Board Member 
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: 
For more community information please visit the Shared Google Drive!
Articles & Educational Resources:
Cursed
 
A wish is a terrible thing: An Anthology, This anthology of short stories, will delight with the thrills and chills. This reimagining of fairy tales is anything but fair.

Book blurb by Jessica Jackson, Lompoc Public Library staff member.
In The News:
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.
Save The Date For Wellness Within Reach
 
The Santa Barbara County Promotores Network will host two mental wellness days in October. This program will take place on October 2, 2021 in Santa Maria and October 30, 2021 in Santa Barbara from 8:30am-3:00pm. Both programs will take place in Spanish.

Follow them on Social Media for more information. 
Stay Informed, Stay Healthy, Stay Safe
Looking for local COVID-19/Vaccine  information? Visit:
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.
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.  
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!
 
October Events
 
4/17 - 10/3 Wildling Museum: Art From The Trail
10/1 Veggie Voucher At Route One Farmers Market Begins
10/3-9 Fire Prevention Week
10/2 C4 Pedal For Peace 

10/2 White Buffalo "All-Hands-On" Workshop: Plant Propagation
10/2 County Promotores Wellness Within Reach in Santa Maria (Spanish)
10/4 Every Women Counts Class- Spanish
10/5 Eating Well With Diabetes
10/5 Taco'bout It Tuesdays 
10/11-31 Lompoc Scarecrow Festival Lompoc Chamber
10/13 8th Annual School Wellness Summit
10/15 Deadline 2021 Taste of Home – Home Recipe Contest 
10/16 Nature Track 5K Fun Run 
10/16 Lompoc Valley Distance Club Park 2 Park Walk/Run

10/16 Santa Barbara County Veterans Stand Down 2021 
10/20 Lifting Our Youth 
10/24 Dunkin For Pumpkins
10/24 Domestic Violence Solutions Lunch

10/30 Wear Orange For Hunger Action Month Foodbank SBC
10/30 LVMC Colorthon 
10/30 Old Town Market Trick or Treat Event Lompoc Chamber
10/30 County Promotores Wellness Within Reach in Santa Barbara (Spanish)
10/31 Harvest & Halloween At Route One Farmers Market
November 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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