“Moderate physical activity” involves movement resulting in increased breathing and heart rates while still permitting normal conversation. Time bank members who believe their service exchange qualifies for this special promotion are asked to apply for the extra hours by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Carol Cole-Lewis, Thrive Lake County Coordinator and Time Bank Project Coordinator explains, “We’re hoping this promotion will encourage our members on many levels: to get more physical activity, earn Time Bank hours, and take part in the Move More 20+14 challenge. Alternatively, we’re hoping people signed up for the Move More 20+14 challenge who are not yet time bankers will apply for Time Bank membership.”
Susan Jen, Program Manager for Climb to the Peak of Heath – the program promoting the Move More 20+14 challenge – describes the challenge: “Move More 20+14 is a collaborative activity across several organizations and stakeholders who are participating in a Community Transformation Grant awarded to St. Helena Hospital - Clear Lake by the national Centers of Disease Control as a means to reduce chronic disease. By participation in Move More 20+14 we can work together as individual citizens as well as across county organizations to lift Lake County from its poor overall health ranking that we have heard and read about over the past year.”
Jen added, “We hope all Time Bank members will consider signing up for the Move More 20+14 challenge at MoveMore2014.org.”
The Time Bank uses the complimentary currency of hours to enable members to exchange services. Every hour is valued the same, regardless of the service performed. Time Bank membership is open to any Lake County resident, business, or organization. The next free orientation for new and prospective members is on Saturday February 8 from 3pm to 5pm at Dancing Tree People Farm, 1445 Pitney Lake, Upper Lake. For more information about Time Bank of Thrive Lake County, visit their website at http://timebanklakeco.org, or phone 707-413-0220.