United Way of Greater Lorain County


Thrive LogoTHRIVE! Southern Lorain County is a Community Collaborative made up of 18 partners - including nonprofits, municipalities, churches, and fitness centers - forming a community collaborative focused on improving the health of residents of southern Lorain County. THRIVE! partners are working together to increase access to affordable opportunities to live healthier through improved nutrition, increased physical activity and informed decision making.

The full service area of THRIVE! includes Brighton Township, Camden Township, Huntington Township, Kipton Village, Pittsfield Township, Rochester Township, Rochester Village, Wellington Township  and Wellington Village.

THRIVE! partners will align existing activities and programs to be coordinated and expanded as needed. The collaborative will then add targeted activities and programs to fill in gaps.

Initial strategies include:
•    Enhancing the Wellington Farmer’s Market
•    Increasing availability of fresh foods available at “corner store” establishments
•    Offering free healthy cooking demonstrations to the public
•    Improving walking paths in the townships
•    Aligning annual events with healthy options messaging and resources

THRIVE! Collaborative partners:
•    First Congregational Church of Wellington
•    First United Methodist Church of Wellington
•    Huntington Township
•    Inner Circle Personal Fitness
•    Lansman’s Shape Shop
•    Lorain County Community College
•    Lorain County General Heath District
•    Lorain County Metro Parks
•    Main Street Wellington
•    Mercy Allen Hospital
•    Oberlin Community Services
•    Rochester Township
•    United Way of Greater Lorain County
•    Wellington Kiwanis Club
•    Wellington Salvation Army
•    Wellington Village
•    WellHelp
•    YMCA of Greater Cleveland

For more information and updates, visit: http://www.thriveslc.org/


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