Social Media Contest Announcements
Our social media contest started October 1, 2017. This contest will run through December 22, 2017. Your name will be entered into a monthly drawling each time you “Like” or “Share” one of our post.
In the month of October with the help of you we received over 100 “Likes and Shares”. Thank you everyone who participated in sharing out social media content last month. Congratulations Amanda Howell, she is our October 2017 prize winner. Amanda will receive a gift from the marketing closet.
In order to participate please follow us on your favorite social media site. By “Liking” or “Sharing” a post your name will be put into a drawing to win a gift from the marketing closet. The next contest drawing will take place December 1, the winner will be announced in our December newsletter.
We look forward to connecting with you on our many social platforms. Please contact Tara Teepe with questions 513-898-8908 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fight the Flu with These Simple Tips
The arrival of the fall and winter months signals many things, including the beginning of flu season. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, flu activity peaks between December and February.
Seasonal influenza can cause serious complications for people of any age, but children and the elderly are more vulnerable. To help keep your household healthy this flu season, consider the following suggestions:
- Get the flu vaccine. Becoming vaccinated against the flu is the best chance of preventing the illness.
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick and stay away from others when you feel under the weather.
- Wash your hands often using soap and warm water to protect against germs.
- Get plenty of sleep, stay physically active and drink plenty of water to keep your immune system strong.
- Manage your stress and eat a nutritious diet rich in healthy grains, fruits, vegetables and fiber.
Piggy-Banking for Adults
Provided by Prudential
When we were kids, we used to drop nickels into our piggybanks with a happy twinkle in our eye. But somewhere along the way, some of us somehow lost the thrill of saving up.
- Give yourself 50/20/30 reasons to save.
- Emergencies only: It’s not called drastic plastic for nothing.
- Most millionaires’ homes shout “thousandaire!”
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Start Planning Today for a Stress-free Holiday Season
While the holiday season brings joy and togetherness, it can also bring stress for many individuals and families. Top holiday stressors include staying on a budget, managing multiple commitments and finding the perfect gift. Fortunately, by getting organized and planning out what you can ahead of time, you can help reduce your holiday stress.
- Write down any known commitments. Does your child’s school have a holiday concert? Are you planning on hosting a holiday dinner? Making a list of your commitments will help you plan your time and help you avoid double-booking yourself.
- Create your budget now. If you’re stressed about how your holiday spending will impact you after the holidays are over, you’re not alone. Remember, the sentiment of a gift is much more important than the cost. Set a realistic budget and do not go over it.
- Start shopping early. Do you already know what you want to get some people on your list? Don’t be afraid to shop early. Sometimes, you can get great deals on presents even before the holiday season hits. Moreover, you can avoid the scenario of not being able to get the gift you want because it’s sold out.
Though these tips won’t prevent all of the holiday stress you may experience, they can definitely can help reduce it. If you experience high holiday stress, try these coping mechanisms to get your stress under control.