Entries by Lynn

Memorial Fund to Honor Nurse Practitioner Tori Sheahan

The legacy of pediatric nurse practitioner Tori Sheahan–a consummate caretaker and champion for the health of local youth–is being honored by the establishment of a fund to provide medical supplies and health education resources to students in Winter Park, Maitland and Eatonville. The Tori Sheahan Memorial Health Education Fund has been created by the Winter […]

Fresh Stop Bus Brings Produce to Food Deserts

The Fresh Stop mobile farmers market, a bus operated by Hebni Nutrition Consultants, is fully operational and selling low cost fruits and vegetables in food deserts throughout Orange County five days per week. It makes two to three stops a day, and its schedule includes visits to Eatonville Town Hall or Hungerford Preparatory High School […]

Patty Maddox Listed Among Those Who Make a Difference in Winter Park

Winter Park Magazine’s newly published list of local “influentials”—those who perpetually make a difference in Winter Park–includes Patty Maddox, President and CEO of the Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF). Selected by an anonymous panel, the list featured in the summer edition of the magazine included a diverse group, ranging from educators and activists to business […]

Culture of Good Health Grows at Morning Star School

When students at Morning Star school return to class August 17, they’ll have access to a new demonstration kitchen, an exercise area for students and staff, and a café area where they can learn job skills needed for employment in the hospitality industry. The latest additions to the school, which serves special needs students, are […]

HCF Announces $25,000 in Mini-Grants

Healthy Central Florida (HCF) has announced the 11 winners of its third annual Health Innovation Grants. “We had a very robust response and were thrilled by the quantity (nearly 40) and quality of the applications,” said Jill Hamilton Buss, HCF Executive Director. After careful review of both the criteria for judging (innovation, reach and scale, […]

Local Leaders Host White House Conference on Aging Watch Party

Seventy five Central Floridians, intent on learning more about key issues facing aging Americans, attended the June 13 White House Conference on Aging Watch Party streamed live from the White House to the Bush Auditorium at Rollins College and throughout the country. Hosted by the Rollins Center for Health Innovation and the Winter Park Health […]

CATCH Healthy Habits Helps Kids and Seniors Get Healthy

Seniors and children are together getting active and healthy thanks to the CATCH Healthy Habits program. Supported by a two-year, $148,268 grant from the Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF), the CATCH Healthy Habits program enlists teams of specially trained older adult volunteers to work with children in after-school and summer programs in school- and community-based […]