Concepts “Sprinkled” in Nexus Glen Lake’s Work with Youth 23 | NOV/DEC 2018 PATH NEXUS GLEN LAKE Safety and Wellness In November, Nexus Glen Lake installed its first AED (Automated External Defibrillator) and began providing Basic Life Support/AED training opportunities for all staff not currently certified. The initiative was made possible due to a generous $1,500 grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community and discounted training offered by Dale Wakasugi. We thank these generous community members for supporting Nexus Glen Lake and making it a safer place for our youth and staff. “We are powerful role models.” Thanks to a generous $1,500 grant from the Shakopee Mdewakanton Sioux Community, Nexus Glen Lake was able to purchase and install an Automated External Defibrillator(AED) to help keep youth and staff safe. Discounted basic life support/AED training was provided to staff by Dale Wakasugi. Seeds of wellness are being sprinkled around Nexus Glen Lake with the addition of Wellness Wednesday! Youth have been introduced to concepts like “What is Wellness,” how much sugar is hiding in beverages, how to maintain a healthy lifestyle to prevent illness/disease and the importance of handwashing, healthy eating/ snacking and drinking water. We are also focused on providing more opportunities for our youth to increase physical activity. Nexus Glen Lake staff have posted an exercise circuit around the cottage that youth (and staff) can access at any time, and we are close to finalizing a YMCA membership to get our youth up and moving! Wellness is a life-long work in progress for us all. Let us take a little time to reflect on our own wellness goals and those we can “sprinkle” in through our work with youth.
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