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New WPHF Grant Supports Senior Transportation Option

Hoping to provide more transportation alternatives for local seniors, the Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF), through its Older Adults Work Group, approved a grant of $6,086 to help support a pilot van service program offering one-day a week service. This pilot program is highly collaborative and will benefit from the unused capacity and availability of […]

WPHF Showcased at National Health Dialogue

 Grantmakers In Health (GIH), the national organization dedicated to fostering communication, collaboration, education and expertise among foundations and corporate giving programs focused on health and wellness, is hosting an Issue Dialogue, “Reaching Kids: Partnering with Preschools and Schools to Improve Children’s Health” later this month.  GIH invited Debbie Watson, Winter Park Health Foundation Vice President, […]

WPHF Receives Award From Orange County Public Schools

Orange County Public Schools (OCPS) Superintendent Ronald Blocker, noting the increasingly important role played by school volunteers and Partners in Education, presented the Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF) with a “Special Judges Award” at the annual OCPS ADDitions School Volunteers & Partners in Education Recognition Event on May 1st at Sea World. WPHF was nominated […]

Parents Praise Coordinated Youth Initiative Programs

With the school year drawing to a close, parents have written to express their gratitude for services that have been provided by Coordinated Youth Initiative (CYI) staff, including school nurses, nurse practitioners, CHILL counselors and Healthy School Team leaders. Here are a few: Nurse practitioner Jan Carlson, at the Winter Park High School Student Health […]

Emergency Meals on Wheels For Seniors Program Gets Funding

The Winter Park Health Foundation, through its Older Adults Work Group, has approved a $2,500 matching grant to help support the Seniors First award-winning Emergency Meals on Wheels program that provides immediate nutritional assistance and support to seniors in crisis. This program offers home-delivered meals, case-management, and volunteer contact for older adults who may be returning […]