TEEN SOLUTIONS ACCOMPLISHES A LOT THIS YEAR!
Two of our youth members were giving an award for their commitment to their Coalition and STAND: Alejandro Castro for the High School Coalition and Cristian Castro for the Wallace Jr. High Coalition. Congratulations from us all!
Teen Solutions has had a busy year. They were recognized for their hard work in making the parks in Parker smoke-free through Arizonans Concerned about Smoking in Tempe, Arizona. They were also awarded the Governor’s Youth Volunteered Award for the most service youth-led service projects logged on the Governor’s Youth Commission website. Our youths were invited to an Ice-Cream Social with Governor Doug Ducey, which was quite an honor. Still, the most important result that came from their dedication and hard work was when the Parker Town Council adopted a new ordience at their May 17 meeting that makes it illegal to smoke in any of the town’s parks. We want to thank everyone who has assisted us in any way to make this dream come true.
Teen Solutions invites you to take a STAND to be tobacco FREE and join our youth coalition TODAY! ANYONE interested please feel free to contact us at (928)669-1062.”
Rosalina Aguayo, Tobacco Prevention Coordinator
TRANSIT CELEBRATES 20 YEARS IN SERVICE!
For twenty years, La Paz County Transit has provided transportation to all people who may not otherwise be able to get to where they need to go. While priority is given to the elderly, and disabled, anyone can use this transportation service. The transit operation has expanded over the years to cover Parker and the outlying areas of the county, including Salome, Wenden, Hope, and Ehrenberg. It has been a wonderful community resource that has helped people keep medical/dental appointments, get groceries and run errands.
In May 1996, the La Paz County Health Department was assigned the task of developing a transit system for La Paz County by Joan Bighead, Greg Upton, and Gene Fisher. We are still going strong. Services are funded in part by WACOG AAA/D.E.S., ADOT and donations.
For more information or to schedule a ride on the La Paz County Health Department Transit System, please call 928-669-6155.
-Dr. Cara Christ
Arizona Department of Health Services