# Chicago park district
Chicago Park District Offering $600 Bonuses To Recruit More Lifeguards
The Chicago Park District urgently needs more lifeguards, offering bonuses and more incentives to get people to apply. With the summer season in Chicago in full effect, many students and residents look forward to a day by the pool. However, the city has a lifeguard shortage, worrying some about whether pools will open on July 5. To somewhat fix this issue, the Chicago Park District is offering $600 bonuses to new applicants.
Yoga for Chicago First Responders and Their Families Starts April 9 in Area Parks
Yoga can help people in high stress jobs such as first responders decompress and feel more relaxed. Yoga has been shown to be an effective intervention for relieving stress and improving attention and focus. Those in high stress jobs,such as first responders, are often in need of ways to decompress at the end of the day, especially when the day involves potentially traumatizing events. First responders are often exposed to long term or repeated stressors and trauma, which increases the risk of occupational stress injury. These injuries include psychological and physical problems that negatively impact their life, including PTSD, depression, and anxiety.