Faith communities in Winter Park, Maitland and Eatonville have successfully launched a wide range of programs designed to promote whole person health. Activities that have impacted the lives of young and old, include developing a community garden, helping Girl Scouts get fit, and conducting health screenings and assessments for members.
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Winter Park Health Foundation Trustee Matthew Davies, and wife Melodie Patton, recently held a grand opening at their new business, the Center of Recovery & Exercise (CORE), a unique facility designed to help those living with paralysis. Located in the IOA Plaza at 1905 W. S.R. 434 in Longwood, CORE provides training on specialized equipment [...]
The latest in a series of policy briefs focused on proposed changes to Florida’s Medicaid program—presented to more than 30 stakeholders and political leaders in Tallahassee on January 18 and then to another 200 through a webinar on January 19—raises many questions about the proposal’s impact on Floridians who receive long-term care. Florida’s proposed new [...]
Some 300 children–ages two to five–sampled healthy smoothies, participated in vigorous and fun exercises and joined in activities that demonstrated they were learning a lot about healthy habits during a health fair recently hosted at the Jewish Community Center in Maitland. And they were joined by their parents who participated too. The JCC is one of [...]
A long-trusted leader on health care issues, the Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF) in the past and present has worked with other foundations in Florida to provide information–to stakeholders and the public–on health issues impacting Central Florida and the rest of the state. Most recently, WPHF collaborated with the Jessie Ball duPont Fund to financially support [...]