THRIVE! Southern Lorain County is a Community Collaborative focused on improving the health of residents of Brighton Township, Camden Township, Huntington Township, Kipton Village, Pittsfield Township, Rochester Township, Rochester Village, Wellington Township, and Wellington Village.

Goal: To build upon the local culture of southern Lorain County to provide affordable opportunities for all to live healthier through healthy eating, active living and social/emotional support, and reduce the instance of metabolic syndrome – obesity, diabetes, heart disease, stroke.

Initiatives: Funding elevated garden boxes and other gardening opportunities to our senior, handicapped, and low-income populations; support our local food-pantries; offering CSA City Fresh delivery of fresh local fruits and veggies; promoting water consumption at public events; Providing Indoor Walking at the elementary; supporting the Community Tower Garden project for the high school FFA program; promoting and supporting a LIFE Memory Café for dementia patients and their care givers; promoting Work Site Wellness through health screenings and other wellness programming; maintaining a Facebook and a website presence to share all local events that promote our mission.

Partners: First Congregational Church of Wellington | First United Methodist Church of Wellington | Herrick Memorial Library | Huntington Township | Kiwanis of Wellington | Lansman's Shape Shop | Lorain County Community College | LIFE: a Dementia Friendly Foundation | Lorain County Metro Parks | Lorain County Office on Aging - Southern Satellite Office | Lorain County Public Health | Main Street Wellington | Mercy Allen Hospital | Oberlin Community Services | Rochester Township | United Way of Greater Lorain County | Wellington Salvation Army | Wellington Village | Well Help | YMCA of Greater Cleveland 

Check out this Community Collaborative's latest impact report here.

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