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July 21, 2017 

Summer Adventures from Shape Your Future Help Keep Kids Active This Summer

Summer Adventures

Research shows the average student may fall behind up to two months in reading and math skills during summer months, as they spend more time lounging and less time learning.

Need to get your family eating better and moving more mid-summer? Now’s the time! Keep an active body and mind with healthy Summer Adventures from TSET and Shape Your Future.

The activities for each themed week are easy-to-follow, and require items frequently found at home. Recipes, such as Sunny Summer Hummus and Watermelon Icebergs, along with physical activities like sand Pictionary and a zoo scavenger hunt are both easy to follow and kid-friendly.

There are tons of fun, creative-themed activities, recipes and downloadable materials available for free here. And the fun doesn’t end there! Keep following along with Shape Your Future each month beginning in September for new Healthy Adventures! We’ll even send updates straight to you inbox. Sign up here

The Oklahoma Hospital Association Recognizes WorkHealthy Hospitals for Improving Employee Health

WorkHealthy Hospitals Award

Representatives from Duncan Regional Hospital Receiving the WorkHealthy Hospitals Excellence Award

The Oklahoma Hospital Association recognized several WorkHealthy Hospitals in Oklahoma. The WorkHealthy initiative, funded in part by TSET, helps hospital leadership identify and implement system improvements to policies, environment, benefits and overall culture to support employees in improving their health.

This year, three hospitals were recognized for reaching Gold Apple status for the first time. These Gold Apple hospitals were Mercy Hospital Watonga, Arbuckle Memorial Hospital and Duncan Regional Hospital.

Reaching the Gold standard is the highest achievement and worksite wellness components include improved nutrition/food environment, increased physical activity and a tobacco free policy.

In its third year, the WorkHealthy Hospitals initiative has worked with more than 40 hospitals statewide and is impacting nearly 20,000 employees. 

In Case You Missed It:

NewsOK: Support Team – Cancer Survivors Use Basketball as a Way to Connect


Longtime TSET board member and member of the Oklahoma Blue basketball team, Casey Killblane, shared how being active with other cancer survivors has cultivated much-needed support.

The team including Killblane and two other cancer survivors went on to place fourth in the National Senior Games basketball competition for women 55+ Division 1.

Read the full story here: http://bit.ly/2uIVNsb

Oklahoma Blue Basketball Team

From left to right: Liela Williams, Marilyn Fixico, Denise Brinkworth, Dona Zanotti, Connie Burnett and Casey Killblane. [Photo courtesy of Connie Burnett]