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Vaping: What parents need to know

Sept. 24, 7 to 8 p.m.

The Granby Senior/Youth Center

Join us for a discussion of the latest information coming from sources such as Yale’s just-completed $10 million grant exploring the risks associated with vaping. Join an exchange of ideas on how best to curb this latest trend amongst our youth. Call 860-844-5355 to register to attend.

Adventures In Living

Mondays 3:30 to 5 starting Sept. 23 and running for six weeks

Transportation is provided from Wells Road school to the Senior Center. A fun intergenerational program bringing Granby Senior Citizens together with kids in grades 4-6. Participants have fun with a variety of activities and games while learning about each other’s generation. For kids, this program helps make community connections, builds communication skills and helps them understand the process of aging and helps them see it as a natural process. It is natural for kids to fear or be uncomfortable around things they don’t understand, but once they get comfortable with a walker, or cane or hearing aid, they can get to know and enjoy the person using them. The focus is on exploration and fun. A snack is provided.

Boys Council-Grades 4 and 5

A group for guys run by guys!

This curriculum-driven group meets Mondays from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. beginning Sept. 23

It is focused on play and games that will help participants explore some of the messages society sends about what it means to be a boy in our society. From body image to the rules of competition, the boys will begin to identify gender expectations, and decide what to do if they or a friend don’t fit those expectations exactly. The program goal is to identify healthy gender roles and help boys manage some of the pressures that might push them to act in ways they honestly don’t like.

Our Whole Lives: Registration

OWLS: Comprehensive Sexual Health through the Lifetime class for grades 7-9.

This is a comprehensive class, based on the acclaimed OWLs curriculum developed by the United Church of Christ. We teach the non-faith based version for this course. This is a values-driven, science-based program that prepares children to make informed decisions regarding their sexual health. A mandatory parent meeting is required for all participants and will be held on Sept. 25 from 6:30 to 8 p.m. at the YSB. This class meets the first, second and fourth Wednesday of the month beginning in October and ends in April. Our first group ran last year. Not a single participant wanted to take the class…but a majority ended up enjoying the class and stuck with it the entire year. Call 860-844-5355 to register for the parent information meeting.

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