Downtown Details - June 2020
By Viva Downtown & Enjoy Magazine
Staying Mentally Healthy in the Age of COVID-19By The Viva Downtown and the Enjoy Teams
During these times of COVID-19, caring for your mental health is more important than ever. Here are some healthy ways to cope with anxiety and stress.
Immerse yourself in a new hobby. You’ll find that focusing on something creative and fun helps melt stress away. Whether it’s a hands-on activity (such as gardening or painting) or a mental activity (such as learning a new language or reading some new books), picking up a hobby is a perfect way to relieve anxiety. And you don’t have to do it alone - invite others to join you virtually or do it with other people in your household.
Physical distancing doesn’t mean emotionally distancing, and human connection is more important than ever. There are plenty of ways to stay in touch with those you love, including Zoom, Skype, Discord, social media direct messaging and good old fashioned phone calls. Communication is a great way to ease fears and strengthen your strong support system.
Practicing mediation, yoga, or tai chi alleviates anxiety and stress with a combination of breathing exercises, grounding and physical movement. Practice mindfulness techniques in a room where you won’t be disturbed by other people or pets, as distractions can reduce the effectiveness of mindfulness techniques. You can practice for as long as you like.
While the coronavirus crisis may be overwhelming, you don’t have to suffer through it. Just remember that you are not alone, and our community is moving forward slowly but surely.
Viva Downtown Event Coordinator
The Return to Normalcy, Somewhat
Life is beginning to return to normal in our wonderful downtown in the midst of the global pandemic. Retail shops have re-opened, and thankfully in Shasta County, restaurants were given the green light for dine-in seating. Each business is following the state’s safety checklist. Restaurants adjusted dine-in seating to half capacity and some are still offering takeout/delivery. Retail shops have also reopened and are following health-minded restrictions. I advise everyone to visit each restaurant/business on their individual social media or their website and visit Viva Downtown on Facebook for the most up to date information. Be safe out there and wash ya hands!
Downtown Business SpotlightPages Copy Center
Recognized as Viva Downtown’s 2019 Outstanding Business of the Year, Pages Copy Center has more than deserved the award, having served Downtown Redding for more than 35 years. Owner Kevin Hardee delights in serving his customers and is well known for his involvement in the community. He most recently helped with the VFW and United Way of California. Pages Copy Center has established an exceptional reputation as a quick print copy center. Whether you need one page or a thousand copies, Kevin and his team are at your service! The center also provides other quality services such as fax, scanning and graphic design services, binding, passport photos, shipping and bulk mailing services.
1645 Pine Street • (530) 246-9178 www.pagescopycenter.com
Downtown Business SpotlightFurnari Sausage Co.
Joe Furnari has been providing a variety of homemade premium sausages, garden-fresh sauces, meals to go and gourmet extras for 12 and a half years. Joe makes it a priority to use high quality and locally grown ingredients, as well as integrating recipes passed down from his mother’s kitchen. Furnari Sausage Co. takes special care to prepare their products as if they are cooking for family and friends. These delicacies are enjoyed by the North State and beyond. Products can be purchased in the shop and orders can even be delivered via UPS. Customers can also find Furnari sausages at the Farmers Market, Holiday Market, R&R Meats and Orchard Nutrition.
1440 Placer Street • (530) 229-1488 • www.furnarisausage.com