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News: Message From The Director

Date Published Author
9/4/2012 12:00:00 AM  Dennis Minor 

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Strengthening America's Kids with Curious Minds and Healthy Bodies

My childhood associations to autumn are of brand-new notebooks, clean, empty and awaiting my thoughts.  I remember the smell a freshly sharpened pencil and can feel those stiff school shoes.  For me, the fall has always been about beginnings. The falling leaves may be an end to the bloom of spring and summer, but just as much a beginning of crisp fall days, cheery fires and warm cocoa. As we end another great summer session at New Hartford Recreation, I have complete confidence in saying it was the best year yet in my 10 years as Recreation Director. The children had a wonderful time at Camp Brodie, and we had a lot of positive feedback from parents as well.

As we move into fall and winter, we look forward to building on that success and continuing to provide meaningful recreational and healthy lifestyle opportunities for residents of all ages.

Help face the 21st century with grit and gusto! Join us for another exciting and innovative panel on
Thursday October 17th at 7:00 pm
as our experts focus on helping families capitalize on their strengths, and inoculate themselves from the increasing pressures and distractions of our rapidly changing world.

Many family members of all ages experience isolation, peer pressure, anxiety and lack of resiliency.  Which of our behaviors are normal and which require professional intervention?  Given that so many of our youth, adults and seniors struggle with social isolation, anxiety, depression and suicidal behavior near crisis levels-what can we do to become more proactive and supportive to youth,  families and seniors.

Please join New Hartford Recreation in partnership with Charlotte Hungerford Hospital, area Practitioners and local residents in discussing these issues.

There really is something for everyone in New Hartford!