Portage County Safety Council Podcast
[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!

[Get Outside] Wild Hikes Challenge

[Get Outside] Wild Hikes Challenge

May 1, 2020

Episode 157: Jennifer White shares about Portage Park District's Wild Hikes Challenge! Hike 8 parks or trails by the end of year and earn a hiking staff (1st year) and/or Wild Hikes medallion. What a fun way to explore all the great parks & trails in Portage County! 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] Portage Parks

[Get Outside] Portage Parks

April 27, 2020

Episode 156: Andrea Metzler and Jennifer White of the Portage Park District, joined us to chat about their parks, the benefits of spending time outdoors and the new Get Outside campaign with the Portage County Safety Council! Follow the links to get a free campaign poster or flyer today! Please note: this episode was recorded prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, please adhere to social distancing guidelines as suggested.

How to Take Care of Your Mental Health During COVID-19

How to Take Care of Your Mental Health During COVID-19

April 6, 2020

Episode 148: Jennifer Parmenter, Clinical Counseling Supervisor at Family & Community Services, Inc., in Kent, OH, called in to give us some tips on how to take care of ourselves and our mental health during the COVID-19 crisis! For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today!

[Get Outside] Dix Park in Ravenna

[Get Outside] Dix Park in Ravenna

March 30, 2020

Episode 147: Jennifer White, Education Program Coordinator at the Portage Park District, takes us on a hike at Dix Park in Ravenna, OH, for her very first Walk with Jen! Click here to watch the video on You Tube.  For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today!

[Health Talk] COVID-19

[Health Talk] COVID-19

March 19, 2020

Episode 144: Becky Lehman and Ali Mitchel of the Portage County Combined Health District, joined us to talk about COVID-19 and what we can do to prevent it! Please Note: this episode was recorded on 3/18/20 and at the time of this publishing, state & federal agencies are providing updates multiple times a day. Please visit the CDC or coronavirus.ohio.gov for more up to date information. For more information about the PCSC, visit PortageCountySafetyCouncil.com today!

[Community Spotlight] Kent Social Services

[Community Spotlight] Kent Social Services

December 12, 2019

Episode 125: Marquice Seward, Program Manager at Family & Community Services, Inc., joins us to chat about how Kent Social Services helps those in need this holiday season and how you can get involved! For more information about the Portage County Safety Council, please visit our website today!

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