Policy

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Self-motivation and individual change is to be applauded, but the Winter Park Health Foundation recognizes that policy and environmental change can also inspire citizens to take steps to live healthier. Well aware that behavior is affected by environments, we support efforts by child care centers, schools, businesses and communities to implement policies that make it easier for people to make and sustain healthy choices.

Walk and Bike to School Workshop Coming Up Sept. 18

The third annual workshop will focus on how to encourage more children to walk and bike to school and make sure it’s done safely.

Hospital Participates in National End-of-Life Collaborative

Winter Park Memorial Hospital has joined 22 healthcare organizations looking at ways to support and respect patient end-of-life wishes.

Bike/Walk Central Florida Continues Work to Inspire Safer Communities

Metro Orlando still tops the list of most dangerous places for pedestrians, but local leaders are working hard to change this.

Seniors Prepare to Teach Children Healthy Habits

Senior volunteers are preparing to teach children lessons in healthy eating and active living beginning this fall.

Winter Park Dispenses Healthier Refreshments

When the City of Winter Park opened its new community center it launched a Healthy Vending Machine and Concession Stand initiative designed to make sure healthy snack options were available to all center visitors. The new policy, accompanied by educational materials, is designed to inspire visitors to make smart choices that lead to a healthier lifestyle.

Winter Park Dispenses Healthier Refreshments

The City of Winter Park opened its new community center and launched a Healthy Vending Machine and Concession Stand initiative designed to make sure healthy snack options were available to all center visitors.

Guide to Nursing Home and Assisted Care Coming Soon

New guide helps caregivers choose person-centered care for aging relatives.

Plymouth Senior Housing Adopts Smoke-Free Policy

The Winter Park Housing Authority has made The Plymouth Apartments smoke-free, with encouragement from residents.

Nutrition Assistance Program Helps Feed Needy Seniors

The local “It’s a SNAP” outreach program has resulted in 159 local needy seniors getting a total of $22,041 in federal food dollars each month.