June Newsletter

Brought to you by Pivot EAP

Pivot Employee Assistance Services Monthly Live Orientations

Tuesday, June 6th, 10am

This is an online event.

Encourage employees to register for an orientation to learn about their EAP benefits.

Days Offered

  • June 6th
  • July 11th
  • August 15th

Register at: kflanaganhall@pivot2health.com

June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month

Alzheimer’s is a progressive brain disorder impacting a person’s memory, thinking, and ability to carry out daily activities. It affects an estimated 6.5 million Americans ages 65 and older. Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month aims to raise awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and its impact on individuals, families, and communities. It also seeks to reduce the stigma and discrimination surrounding the disease. The Alzheimer’s Association encourages people to wear purple during Alzheimer’s Awareness Month to support individuals and families affected by the disease.

For more information about Alzheimer’s and how you can get involved, click here.

Summer Vacation Safety Tips

When it comes to staying safe on your summer vacation, there are other hazards that you may not have thought about. These summer vacation safety tips will help keep your family safe at the beach, by the pool, in the woods and on the road.

  1. Designate one adult to watch all children swimming or playing in or around the water.
  2. Know the warning signs of sharks.
  3. Always have a backup plan such as paper maps, emergency water, food, and other supplies.
  4. Plan ahead to keep pets safe.
  5. Make sure you are protected in case of a medical emergency.

For more summer vacation safety tips, click here.

Fun-Filled Summer Activities

There are many fun-filled activities that you and your kids can do to fight off summertime boredom. Many of these activities are fun for the whole family to enjoy. The key is to slow down and enjoy the summer months with your family. You will be sure to make some great memories! Here are some fun-filled summer activities:

  • Master a new skill together
  • Collect rocks and paint them
  • Decorate your walkways with chalk
  • Build an obstacle course in the backyard
  • Camp in the backyard
  • Bake cookies for the neighbors

For more fun activities, click here.

Tips for Keeping your Summertime Spending in Check

Tips for keeping your summertime spending in check

2023 Jefferson County Farmers Markets

Check out your local farmers markets!

  • Cape Street Market (Cape Vincent Village Green)
  • Watertown Farm & Craft Market (Watertown)
  • Clayton Farmers Market (Clayton)
  • Alexandria Bay Farmers Market (Alex Bay)
  • Carthage Farmers Market
  • Chaumont Farmers Market
  • Watertown Saturday Farmers Market
  • Coyote Moon Farm & Flea Market


2023 St. Lawrence County Farmers Markets

Check out your local farmers markets!

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Easy Father's Day Crafts

These family-friendly projects, which also happen to double as DIY gifts, are fun activities that will keep toddlers, preschoolers, and tweens engaged. Dad will love and appreciate their homemade DIYs. With Father’s Day approaching on June 18th, you will want to get a head start and stock up on craft sticks, pom poms, cardstock, and other materials kids will need to make these entertaining crafts. The crafts featured below are for all kinds of Dads.

  1. Painted Father’s Day Plate- Grab your paint and some paper plates, then get to decorating!
  2. Hero Stones- What makes Dad so amazing? Have your kids write their thoughts on rocks, which he can easily display in his office or on his bedside table.
  3. Daddy Clay Dish-Transform clay into a unique gift that Dad can use to store all his small items and accessories.
  4. Washi Tape Crafts Stick Frames- Let your kids pick their favorite pictures with Dad to frame using craft sticks and colorful wash tape.

For more easy Father’s Day crafts, click here.

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June 1st- National Say Something Nice Day

This day is all about lifting your co-workers, family members, acquaintances, and even strangers, with genuine kind words. The challenge of National Say Something Nice Day is to find something you really appreciate about a person. You can simply acknowledge an accomplishment, appreciate an aspect of someone’s personality, or just thank someone for being there.

June 4th- National Cancer Survivors Day

National Cancer Survivors Day is a celebration for those have beat cancer, an inspiration for those recently diagnosed, a gathering of support for families, and an outreach to the community. In the U.S. alone, there are over 16 million cancer survivors. The day is for making survivors feel loved and important, as they are.

June 19th- Juneteenth

Juneteenth marks the day when federal troops arrived in Galveston, Texas in 1865 to take control of the state and ensure that all enslaved people be freed. It honors the end to slavery in the United States and is considered the longest-running African American holiday. For decades, Juneteenth traditions have included music, barbecues, prayer services and other activities.

June 27th- National PTSD Awareness Day

National PTSD Awareness Day serves as an opportunity to increase public awareness about PTSD, reduce the stigma surrounding it, and encourage those who may be struggling with PTSD to seek help and support. PTSD can occur as result of experiencing any kind of traumatic event. Teal ribbons symbolize awareness and support for those who have PTSD. There are many ways to observe this day including educating yourself on the symptoms of PTSD, donating, or just simply spreading the word.

Forest Bathing in Brownville

Find your zen in the natural world and beauty of the reserve. Pivot Employee Assistance Services counselor, Reiki Practitioner, Nova Schenk, an expert in mindfulness and meditation, she will lead a walk along the paths at Downybrook.

Forest Bathing allows us to slow down, engage our senses and immerse ourselves in the

natural environment. The practice may boost immunity, mood and help reduce stress.

This will take place, Saturday June 17, 2023 9:30 AM

Downybrook Nature Reserve, 24353 Perch Lake Road, Brownville, NY

There is no charge for this event

Find more information about Forest Bathing here


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Pivot Employee Assistance Services

The Pivot Employee Assistance Services program is designed to help you and your family with personal problems that may be too large or complex for you to handle alone. Sometimes these problems can interfere with your ability to be successful at work. Employee Assistance Services provides free, confidential assessment, counseling and referral services in a professional setting. We believe that having healthy, well-adjusted employees results in improved job performance and productivity.

Call us today for a FREE counseling session!