June 2018 – Great Outdoors Month

If you love getting out and about and enjoying yourself, then June is the perfect month since it’s Great Outdoors Month! It’s a great opportunity to go outside, be active and start a healthy lifestyle. Getting out and about is often a free or cheap day out for families, and can be a lot of fun. It’s a great way to learn about nature and the environment so please connect with other linkAges members for a hike or bike ride around the Bay Area.

Partner Spotlight: YWCA Silicon Valley

For over 100 years, YWCA Silicon Valley has been at the forefront of the most critical social movements – from civil rights, to affordable housing and pay equity, to violence prevention. YWCA Silicon Valley is one door to many solutions for those who have been impacted by violence. Last year we opened our doors over 20,000 times to provide critical services to our clients’ needs including shelter, housing, counseling, child care, and education and prevention programming.  If you would like to learn more about YWCA Silicon Valley, click here.

Insights on Isolation by Rochelle Perucca

When we lose something, we often go to the “Lost and Found.” But what
happens when we lose something that can’t be “found,” like our health, job, pet, youth, parent, relationship?

Decades ago I had a rock climbing fall and “lost” my mobility. Stuck in a
wheel chair, I was an extrovert in an introvert’s body. I deeply wanted things to return to how they were before. I had to learn different ways of coping, relating to others, and adopting new ideas and perspectives.

Are there strategies you have used to “find” what you have “lost?” How are you making the necessary adjustments to live with your losses? Change is needed. Today, make a list of new actions you can take to re-connect and fill some of the “lost” places. Life is all around; our job is to reach out and “find” it. I know you can.
 Rochelle Perucca, a Fulbright Scholar, psychotherapist, a college professor for the past 35 years, and a National Park Ranger (language interpreter), has been a linkAges Community member since 2015. She has seen the many benefits of being part of a larger community and we welcome her contributions and insights to the linkAges newsletter.

Technology Tip:

Ever wonder what the number is next to the bell on the dashboard?

That number indicates you have some notifications. Have a high number of notifications on the dashboard? If so, there is an easy way to clear your notifications without having to read all of them. To remove the notifications, click on the bell or the number next to it. A prompt will appear and members will only need to click on “Mark all as read” (circled in red) to clear the notifications.


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