Portage County Safety Council Podcast
Diabetes Awreness Month

Diabetes Awreness Month

November 13, 2020

Episode 190: Jodi Neu, Community Outreach Nurse at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center, joined our Zoom meeting to talk about Diabetes Awareness Month and services they provide for the community. For more information about the Portage County Safety Council, please visit our website today! Sponsored by UH Portage Medical Center.

[Get Outside] Enjoying Fall in Portage Parks

[Get Outside] Enjoying Fall in Portage Parks

October 23, 2020

Episode 187: Jennifer White of the Portage Park District joined us to chat about the best places to enjoy the beautiful fall colors in Portage County, OH!  For more information about the Portage County Safety Council, please visit our website today! Sponsored by UH Portage Medical Center. Photo of Morgan Park courtesy of Jennifer Robinson.

[Get Outside] Disc Golf

[Get Outside] Disc Golf

June 23, 2020

Episode 172: Scott Campbell designed "The Grassman" disc golf course at West Branch State Park!  He called in to share about disc golf and courses throughout Portage County and NE Ohio. He's a member of the NEO Disc Golf Alliance, check out their Facebook Group for more info. Also check out the UDISC app which has a directory of over 10,000 disc golf courses! For more information about the Portage County Safety Council, please visit our website today!

[Get Outside] People are Friendlier at the Park!

[Get Outside] People are Friendlier at the Park!

June 16, 2020

Episode 170: Are people friendlier at the park? We think so! In this short excerpt from e156, Andrea Metzler & Jennifer White of the Portage Park District laugh with Mike about people being friendlier at the park than other places. Do you agree? Click here to listen to the full episode Please note: this episode was recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, please adhere to social distancing guidelines as suggested.

[Get Outside] Hiking Sticks are Cool!

[Get Outside] Hiking Sticks are Cool!

June 9, 2020

Episode 168: In this short & fun excerpt from e156, Andrea Metzler & Jennifer White of the Portage Park District talk with Mike about the benefits of using a hiking stick! Click here to listen to the full episode Please note: this episode was recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, please adhere to social distancing guidelines as suggested.

[Get Outside] Ohio Mountain Biking Trails

[Get Outside] Ohio Mountain Biking Trails

June 2, 2020

Episode 166: Did you know that you don't have to go to Colorado to mountain bike?!?! Jim Olander, the Trail Director at the Cleveland Area Mountain Biking Association (CAMBA), joined us to demystify mountain biking and chat about trails in Portage County & throughout NE Ohio! Check out their Facebook page and/or Facebook community groupFor more information about the Portage County Safety Council, please visit our website today!

[Get Outside] Park Rx

[Get Outside] Park Rx

May 26, 2020

Episode 163: Andrea Metzler & Jennifer White share about the Portage Park District's Park Rx program! Also, check out their new Remote Education Programs that were launched as a result of COVID-19. This is an excerpt from e156, click here to listen to the full episode Please note: this episode was recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, please adhere to social distancing guidelines as suggested.

[Get Outside] West Branch State Park

[Get Outside] West Branch State Park

May 21, 2020

Episode 162: From camping, hiking & boating, to disc golf and more, West Branch State Park has something for everyone! Park Manager, John Trevelline, joined us to talk about one of Portage County's most popular getaways! Please note: this episode was recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, please adhere to social distancing guidelines as suggested. For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today!

[Get Outside] Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park

[Get Outside] Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park

May 18, 2020

Episode 161: John Trevelline, Park Manager of Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park, joined us to chat about the wonder of Nelson-Kennedy Ledges State Park! Please note: this episode was recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, please adhere to social distancing guidelines as suggested. For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today!

Overcoming Loneliness During COVID-19

Overcoming Loneliness During COVID-19

May 11, 2020

Episode 159: According to the U.S. Health Resources & Services Administration, "loneliness and social isolation can be as damaging to health as smoking 15 cigarettes a day!" As the COVID-19 crisis continues, we asked Jennifer Parmenter, Clinical Counseling Supervisor at Family & Community Services, Inc., in Kent, OH, to call in to give us some tips on how to overcome loneliness & avoid its deadly consequences! For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today!

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