2022 Project Homeless Connect

One Day. One Stop. One Community.

One Day Only Event

Location: Menard Sports Complex

Mat-Su Project Homeless Connect provides people experiencing homelessness with access to:

Health, Wellness and Dental Screenings

Employment Assistance

Clothing, food toiletries, and more

This event also helps participants contact family members, obtain identification and fill out applications for housing opportunities.

COVID vaccines are also available.

For more information contact: 907-232-4450.

Free Flu and COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic @ Meadow Lakes Elementary School

Free Flu and COVID-19 vaccine clinic at Matanuska-Susitna Borough School District’s Meadow Lakes Elementary Friday, December 17, from noon to 3 pm! Walk-ins are welcome.

Where: 1741 N. Pittman Rd., Wasilla, AK 99623

When: Friday, December 17, from noon to 3 pm

Flu Vaccine: For ages 6 months and up

High-Dose Flu Vaccine: 65 years and up

COVID-19 Vaccines: Johnson & Johnson Janssen (ages 18 and up), Moderna (ages 18 & up), Pediatric Pfizer (ages 5 to 11), and Pfizer/Comirnaty (ages 12 and up)

Schedule your appointment at: https://myhealth.alaska.gov/appointment/en/clinic/search or contact the Vaccine Helpline toll-free at 1-833-482-9546 for assistance.

Finding Balance with Social Media, Like- IndieFlix Education Film

Location: Colony High School Auditorium

– LIKE achieves the impossible: actually getting kids and teens to put down their phones for a few minutes. On December 9, Burchell and Colony High Schools will hold a special screening of the documentary to open up a dialogue between local families, community leaders and experts. The event will feature a viewing of the film, followed by an informative panel discussion, led by Shelli Lincoln, Principal of Burchell High School and Aleah Hall, Mental and Behavioral Health Coordinator, with special guests from around the Valley.

Please RSVP: https://forms.gle/1TkBZwWjB1q48uq29.

“It is our hope that this will be the first of many outreach opportunities from education to the community. Our educators are burning out and overwhelmed and need help in addressing the myriad of issues facing our youth and families,” said Lincoln.

This take-action, the inspiring film is the 2nd installment in the award-winning iNDIEFLIX Mental Health Trilogy, created to entertain, engage and enlighten about issues surrounding mental health. Before Covid, 2 billion smartphone owners were checking their phones, on average, 150 times a day, and the enforced isolation and mandated screen time of the past year has only increased this figure. Research continues to confirm that having your head down, staring at the screen, chasing “likes” and seeking “followers” is the perfect recipe for low self-esteem, isolation, and depression, as well as loss of focus and patience.

The filmmakers of LIKE inspires kids and teens to consider a life of JOMO (joy of missing out) as opposed to FOMO. They use their proven 4 E formula: entertainment, empathy, enlightenment, and a heavy dose of empowerment, arming their audiences with easy-to-execute strategies to change their habits that very same day. Research and data is plentiful: happiness surges when we have digital balance, not overload; when we give ourselves time to look at actual trees, animals, and all things nature, as well as interact – however we can – with other humans.

Here is a link to the film trailer. See the attached press release for more information, or contact Shelli Lincoln, Burchell High School Principal, at 907-864-2600, or via email at michella.lincoln@matsuk12.us.

Free Flu & COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics- Palmer

Location: Raven Hall, Palmer, AK 99645, USA

Vaccinations offered: Pediatric Pfizer (ages 5-11), Pfizer (for ages 12+), Moderna (age 18+) and Johnson & Johnson (age 18+) COVID-19 Vaccines, Flu vaccine for ages 6 months+

Services offered: Vaccination, COVID-19 Vaccination, Flu vaccination

Walk-ins welcome or schedule your appointment at myhealth.alaska.gov

Learn more at COVIDVAX.ALASKA.GOV or contact the Vaccine Helpline toll-free at 1-833-482-9546 for assistance or Mat-Su Public Health Center at 907-352-6600.

Free Flu & COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics- Palmer

Location: Raven Hall, Palmer, AK 99645, USA

Vaccinations offered: Pediatric Pfizer (ages 5-11), Pfizer (for ages 12+), Moderna (age 18+) and Johnson & Johnson (age 18+) COVID-19 Vaccines, Flu vaccine for ages 6 months+

Services offered: Vaccination, COVID-19 Vaccination, Flu vaccination

Walk-ins welcome or schedule your appointment at myhealth.alaska.gov

Learn more at COVIDVAX.ALASKA.GOV or contact the Vaccine Helpline toll-free at 1-833-482-9546 for assistance or Mat-Su Public Health Center at 907-352-6600.

Free Flu & COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics- Palmer

Location: Raven Hall, Palmer, AK 99645, USA

Vaccinations offered: Pediatric Pfizer (ages 5-11), Pfizer (for ages 12+), Moderna (age 18+) and Johnson & Johnson (age 18+) COVID-19 Vaccines, Flu vaccine for ages 6 months+

Services offered: Vaccination, COVID-19 Vaccination, Flu vaccination

Walk-ins welcome or schedule your appointment at myhealth.alaska.gov

Learn more at COVIDVAX.ALASKA.GOV or contact the Vaccine Helpline toll-free at 1-833-482-9546 for assistance or Mat-Su Public Health Center at 907-352-6600.

Free Flu & COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics- Palmer

Location: Raven Hall, Palmer, AK 99645, USA

Vaccinations offered: Pediatric Pfizer (ages 5-11), Pfizer (for ages 12+), Moderna (age 18+) and Johnson & Johnson (age 18+) COVID-19 Vaccines, Flu vaccine for ages 6 months+

Services offered: Vaccination, COVID-19 Vaccination, Flu vaccination

Walk-ins welcome or schedule your appointment at myhealth.alaska.gov

Learn more at COVIDVAX.ALASKA.GOV or contact the Vaccine Helpline toll-free at 1-833-482-9546 for assistance or Mat-Su Public Health Center at 907-352-6600.

Free Flu & COVID-19 Vaccine Clinics- Palmer

Location: Raven Hall, Palmer, AK 99645, USA

Vaccinations offered: Pediatric Pfizer (ages 5-11), Pfizer (for ages 12+), Moderna (age 18+) and Johnson & Johnson (age 18+) COVID-19 Vaccines, Flu vaccine for ages 6 months+

Services offered: Vaccination, COVID-19 Vaccination, Flu vaccination

Walk-ins welcome or schedule your appointment at myhealth.alaska.gov

Learn more at COVIDVAX.ALASKA.GOV or contact the Vaccine Helpline toll-free at 1-833-482-9546 for assistance or Mat-Su Public Health Center at 907-352-6600.

Book Club: Into the Magic Shop (Online & In-Person)

R.O.C.K. Mat-Su is hosting a book club. We are currently planning to host these in a hybrid format so that folks can participate both virtually and in-person.

We will meet 2x over the course of 4 weeks to connect and discuss the featured book. Each meeting will focus on a portion of the book, however it is just fine if you have not read up to the point featured for that discussion. It is also just fine if you read ahead. The goal is to come together and connect over the book.

FEATURED BOOK:
Into the Magic Shop: A Neurosurgeon’s Quest to Discover the Mysteries of the Brain and the Secrets of the Heart
by James R. Doty MD

BOOK CLUB SCHEDULE:
Discussion 1 | Oct 22 | Chap. 1 -5
Discussion 2 | Nov 18 | Chap 6 – End

BOOK LENDING OPTIONS:
R.O.C.K. Mat-Su:
We have a limited number of books available to lend out to Mat-Su community members.
Book RQST Form: https://docs.google.com/…/1FAIpQLSfgzPllKRX…/viewform…
OTHER OPTIONS:
Mat-Su Borough Libraries
Alaska Digital Library
Scribd

ZOOM MEETING INFORMATION
Meeting ID: 878 4042 4059
Passcode: ROCK
LINK: https://matsuk12-us.zoom.us/j/87840424059…
One tap mobile: +12532158782,,87840424059#,,,,*335814# US (Tacoma)

POC Lindsay Prunella
R.O.C.K. Mat- SU Ops Mgr. lprunella@rockmatsu.org.

Free FLU & COVID-19 Vaccine Clinic- Menard Center Wasilla

Date: Wednesday, November 10th
Time: 10am-4pm Walk-ins Welcome
Location: Menard Center
1001 S Clapp St, Wasilla, AK 99654
Vaccine: Flu shots; ages 6 months and up
High Dose Flu; 65 years and up
Janssen; ages 18 & up
Moderna doses, ages 18 & up

Schedule your appointment online at
COVIDVAX.ALASKA.GOV or contact
the Vaccine Helpline toll-free at
1-833-482-9546 for assistance.