Small Ways You Can Make a Big Difference

The Connection is committed to be a place that provides vital community service to those individuals who need us most. A place where everyone can participate and feel welcome, regardless of their economic circumstance. Here are a few small ways you can help us make a big difference in the lives of people right here in our community: Read More …

Health and Fitness Tip of the Month: June

Health Tip: When eating a meal, don’t forget your veggies! It’s easy to leave a restaurant without touching any vegetables except french fries–unless you routinely order a side dish of broccoli…
Fitness Tip: Set Goals, Workout with a purpose. Set short-term goals—and reward yourself for achieving them. Is there a local walk/run that you always wanted to participate in? Read More …

Health and Fitness Tip of the Month: May

Fitness Tip: Eat slowly digesting carbs before your workout
Researchers at Loughborough University (UK) discovered that when athletes ate slow-digesting carbs such as whole grains for breakfast and lunch…
Health Tip: Vary Your Activities
One of the best ways to stay interested in fitness is to participate in a mix of activities…
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Shake up your summer with Camp Theme Weeks!

After working with The Connection’s camp program for 14 years, some may think each summer becomes mundane… not for me! One of the ways I like to keep things fresh is by giving each week a fun theme! From dressing up in a Halloween costume on a random Thursday in July to wearing over-sized sunglasses and a wig while taking silly photos with friends, I think the themes sprinkle a little more excitement into each camper’s day. Read More …

Health and Fitness Tip of the Month: April

Health Tip: Don’t Drink Sugar Calories
Sugary drinks are the most fattening thing you can put into your body. Liquid sugar calories aren’t registered by the brain the same way calories from solid foods are….
Fitness Tip: Make Time Spent in the Gym Worth Your While
Keep your weight workouts under an hour. After 60 minutes, your body starts producing more of the stress hormone cortisol…. Read More …

The Very Hungry Caterpillar

Today was a big day in our Connection Preschool classroom, we sent our butterflies out into the world! Over the past few weeks the preschoolers have been learning about the butterfly life cycle. The preschoolers learned that caterpillars spend a great deal of time eating to gain the nutrients they will need to prepare for their “quiet time” in their chrysalis. Read More …