supporting healthy behaviors


Through its work, the Winter Park Health Foundation strives to engage residents to make personal changes and adopt healthy lifestyles.  And, we enlist and empower ideas from members of the community who are focused on making their communities healthier places. The focus is on disease prevention and the aim is to energize individuals and communities to identify and implement sustainable actions to address their health concerns.

Older Adult Volunteers Help Battle Childhood Obesity

Local seniors are leading young children in fun physical activities and teaching them how to make healthy snacks as part of a new intergenerational volunteer program.

Pilot Fitness Program Will Focus on Eatonville Seniors

A free senior fitness program aimed at boosting overall fitness and reducing health complications will be launched at Healthy Eatonville Place (HEP).

Three Local Mayors Walk With Students on International Walk to School Day

Local children and parents walked and pedaled to school to celebrate International Walk to School Day.

Second Annual Arts and Wellness Symposium Held at UCF

Participants heard how the arts can be used by family caregivers to spark a connection with their loved ones with dementia.

Winter Park Dad Inspires Local Kids to Get Active

Scott Millson is a parent, husband and Winter Park resident with a big vision. Get more kids to run. He started the Fast Start Track & Field Invitational, a free, fun sports event open to all elementary school students at eight schools in Winter Park, Maitland and Eatonville.

Music & Memory Program to Aid Local Older Adults

This innovative program—coming to 12 area locations—helps older adults reconnect with the world through music.

Grant Funds Professional Development to Promote Active Aging

The new grant will enable about 40 local aging services professionals to attend the ICAA conference and learn how to better help older adults live active and healthy lives.

Devoted Cyclist Trades Car for Bike

At least four mornings a week, Lisa Portelli, Winter Park Health Foundation Program Director, leaves her car behind and bikes to the office and meetings.

Late Night Snacks Can Spell Trouble for Kids

Dr. Julie Wei recommends parents monitor the amount of sugar and excess dairy their children consume.