The IMPAKT Crew: PAK is launching a new group called the IMPAKT crew “I am PAK, too” is a group for Ages 11-18 and will replace the former teen/tween council. Together, this crew can make an “IMPAKT” on one another and their own community. We hope they will feel empowered when seeing that there are others, just like them, and lean on one another as they begin to manage their own safety, physical and emotional self-care as it relates to managing their allergies. Here are some of the activities they will be doing:
- Plan and run social events for the younger children of PAK
- Host social events for each other: game night, laser tag, bowling, movies, yoga,…
- Gain community service hours through outreach at allergy awareness events
- Advocate to local politicians for allergy awareness and anaphylaxis legislation
The next IMPAKT gettogether will be the start of the workshop series for the youth of PAK, ages 8 – 17. This project was made possible through a community award from Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE). It will be run by Jon Eccleston, LCSW from Carolinas Therapy Solutions.
The workshops will cover all aspects of dealing with a severe allergy diagnosis in an age appropriate manner. Topics to be covered but are not limited to: stress, anxiety, dealing with friends, schools, outside activities, autoinjector management and the like.
You do not have to commit to all sessions. You can fill out the form with the dates that work best for your family.
The workshops will be held at the Waverly office of Carolina Asthma and Allergy Center located at 11933 Providence Road, Charlotte 28277 (GPS location).
The sessions will be held as follows (all dates/times are subject to change)-
9/15/16 6pm-7pm 8-12 year olds, 7pm-8pm 13-17 year olds
10/20/16 6pm-7pm 8-12 year olds, 7pm-8pm 13-17 year olds
11/17/16 6pm-7pm 8-12 year olds, 7pm-8pm 13-17 year olds
12/15/16 6pm-7pm 8-12 year olds, 7pm-8pm 13-17 year olds
1/19/17 6pm-7pm 8-12 year olds, 7pm-8pm 13-17 year olds
2/16/17 6pm-7pm 8-12 year olds, 7pm-8pm 13-17 year olds
Dates for March, April and May will be determined in February 2017
Each session is $10 per child* made payable to Carolinas Therapy Solutions. Space is limited to 10 youth per session. In order to hold your spot for fall sessions, please fill out this form Workshop Sign up form
by August 31 and mail payment to:
P.O. Box 1634
Indian Trail, NC 28079
*If you are financially unable to pay the $10 fee, the FARE grant will enable your child to still attend. Please fill out the form with a note. All information will be kept confidential.
IMPAKT crew are also invited to attend the PAK YOGA NIGHT! Friday, September 16, 7pm-8pm at Be Yoga, Carmel location, 7510 Pineville Matthews Rd, Ste 2B, Charlotte, North Carolina 28226 This event was made possible through a community award from Food Allergy Research & Education (FARE). Tracy Mott with BeYoga will be leading a workshop to enable our families to deal with today’s stresses. The workshop will include yoga poses, breath work, guided meditation, and reflection. Participants will feel refreshed with the tools to use in every day life. This is for all families living with allergies, parents, siblings welcome to participate (Kindergarten age and up). Please bring your own mat or towel. To attend: Please mail your name and ages of all attending to: Parents of Allergic Kids, PO Box 1634 Indian Trail, NC 28079. A donation of 5$ per family is requested but not required. (checks payable to Parents of Allergic Kids)