addressing barriers to health


Recognizing the desire to live a healthy lifestyle can be trumped by issues of hunger and illness, the Winter Park Health Foundation seeks partners to help eliminate these barriers. This might involve supporting food distribution to hungry children or helping seniors understand and access benefits for which they are qualified. Levelling the playing field can lead to a healthier community for all.

Cooking and Nutrition Classes Boost Health in Eatonville

Offered by Hebni Nutrition Consultants, the classes help those with, or at risk for, Type 2 diabetes manage the disease.

Local Older Adult Programs Spark Interest of Colorado Non-Profit

The Innovations in Aging Collaborative visited Central Florida to learn about creative senior programming.

Bike to Work Day a Huge Success

Winter Park’s first Bike to Work Day was designed to help residents see biking is easy, fun and a quick way to get around town.

The Walking Classroom Program Striding Into New Schools

The program, that gives students the chance to listen and learn while on a brisk walk, will be expanded into two new schools this fall.

Statewide Interest in Music & Memory Program Grows

Music & Memory, a program designed to help those with dementia reconnect with the world through music, is being introduced at 12 local sites.

Leaders Collaborate to Help Fight Senior Hunger

A new grant has enabled Second Harvest Food Bank to hire a consultant to lead community-wide effort to combat growing senior hunger.

Stress and Anxiety on Rise for Students

CHILL mental health counselors are busier than ever helping students cope with stress, anxiety and a host of other issues.

Mobile Market Delivers Fresh Fruits and Vegetables to Needy Neighborhoods

This traveling grocery store will deliver produce to food deserts throughout Orange County five days a week.

Children’s Health Care Insurance Update Draws Statewide Interest

New research by Georgetown University Health Policy Institute states while the number of uninsured Florida children has dropped to 445,000, it still ranks 47th among states and the District of Columbia in the percent of children who are uninsured—11.1 percent.