May is Mental Health Awareness Month!

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Join the Juanita Pohl Center in reducing stigma around mental health and raising awareness around loneliness, depression and more at the 6th Annual Mental Wellness & Stress Management Fair on May 21! This year’s fair will feature presentations on how attitudes around aging can affect your mental health, anxiety-reducing therapy bunny visits, local resources, and a lesson on connecting with nature. This is a free fair for residents but some programs do require pre-registration. We hope to see you there!

Schedule of programs:

  • Resources for Mental Health & Stress Management in Our Area

Explore the various mental health and stress management resources in our area, including caregiver support, veteran resources and more.

Tuesday, May 21 | 10:30am-12:15pm | FREE

  • Whiskers & Tails Therapy Bunnies

Hop in for some stress relief with a dozen adorable bunnies from Whiskers & Tails! Animal-assisted therapy has been shown to boost mood and reduce signs of pain, anxiety, depression and more. 

Tuesday, May 21 | 11am-12pm |FREE

  • Lunch & Learn: Aging Attitudes

Research tells us that our beliefs about aging impact how well and how long we live. In this program, start to uncover and reset your own internalized negative age beliefs by debunking negative age myths and get an easy-to-use tool to become a champion of aging. Pre-registration required.

Tuesday, May 21 | 12:15-1:15pm| FREE 

  • Forest Bathing

Conceived in Japan, Shinrin-yoku (Forest Bathing) provides a means for deepening the intrinsically therapeutic experience of engaging with the natural world. Join us for an immersive guided forest bathing experience in Tualatin Community Park. Pre-registration required.

Tuesday, May 21 | 1:30-2:30pm | FREE

Looking for more to do? Join us for summer programs! Make new friends and get moving in fitness classes like Tai Chi, Gentle Yoga, Line Dancing, SilverSneakers Classic, Silver&Fit Signature Series: Excel, and more! Or get out and try new things on one of our day trips to the Oregon Coast for a scenic rail ride, a stand-up paddleboard lesson, delicious Portland-area restaurants and more! 

Call 503.691.3061 or visit TualatinOregon.Gov/Recreation to register. 

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