Fun, Free Ways to Enjoy Yourself…
County and City Park Recreation Parks and Outdoor Spaces Remain Open. Although indoor facilities, park restrooms, and playgrounds are closed, we encourage you to enjoy the great outdoors with a walk in one of the lovely county parks that we are blessed to have in our county: https://www.sccmo.org/615/Find-A-Park
Mid Rivers Mall – Indoor walking: If you can’t walk outdoors, consider a stroll at the mall. The food court is closed as are some of the stores, but you can still get out of the house for some exercise. www.shopmidriversmall.com/connect ~ Remember to wash your hands properly after touching any surface: Video-I
Great Rivers Greenway Trails are Open: Hop on your bike or load up a small backpack to take advantage of these trails. Note that restrooms are closed so plan accordingly, and you are encouraged to practice staying at least 6 feet away from other visitors on the trail. www.greatriversgreenway.org
Library Resources from Home: The St. Charles City-County Library says this is a great time to catch up on some reading because www.myLibrary.org is always open. Click on e-library to discover these great resources:
· eBooks, eAudiobooks, music, movies, and more
· Research tools and student study materials
· Online newspapers & magazines
· Things to do at home
If you don’t have a Library card, apply for a temporary card at library card online and access our eLibrary for 90 days.
Learn a new Language: Habla Ingles? Sprechen Sie Deutsch? This is a fun way for anyone to listen and learn. I’m taking you to YOU TUBE for lessons because it’s a secure site (look for the lock symbol Ï in the address bar of your browser) Type “Spanish Lessons” or “German lessons” or “Italian lessons” in the search bar and you’re on your way.
Exercise at Home: There’s no reason to sit around all day. Get up and move in the comfort of your own living room.
High Energy Dance for everyone: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yN3GgCUmmXw
Just Dance for Kids: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yQ4fTl4wbko
Just Dance for Teens: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fF2cgMwyBRo
Chair Workouts: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B_w5BleDe9E
Watch a Film: Here’s a resource for all who are staying inside during this stressful time. These unique films are about people with disabilities. Click this link to see the playlist: http://sproutflix.org/virtual-sprout-film-festival/
Remember to Care of your Social and Mental Health:
Smile Often! www.lifehack.org
Stop and THINK: THINK-before-you-speak or mindful-pause-before-reacting
Be informed: This easy to read booklet about the COVID-19 virus was written by and for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). It focuses on “need to know” information (not “nice to know” information).
· Plain Language Booklet on Coronavirus: https://selfadvocacyinfo.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/Plain-Language-Information-on-Coronavirus.pdf
· Spanish Plain Language Booklet on Coronavirus: https://selfadvocacyinfo.org/resource/plain-language-information-on-covid-19-spanish-version/