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  • Success Stories | Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation
    Resources Resources We ve made it easy for you to find the information you need Foundation News Community Benefit Report Studies Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Inspirational ideas and tips on healthy living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Menu Home About the Foundation About Us Area Served Our Mission Board and Staff Members History Join the Team FAQs Grantmaking Before You Apply Who We Help Funding Trends Our Approach to Grantmaking Become a Grant Candidate Learn How Areas of Funding Grant Guidelines Grantmaking Cycles The Impact Grants Awarded Success Stories In the Neighborhood Initiatives Brain Body Connection Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute Resilience Worksite Wellness Recreation Healthy Weight Healthy Families Strengthening Non Profits Capacity Building La Salle Nonprofit Center Impact Learning Opportunities Community Collaboratives PEAK Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission Tri County Health Council School Collaborative TriCounty Community Network Momentum One Good Thing Resources Foundation News Community Benefit Report Studies Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Share on print Success Stories Holy Cross Regional School The Holy Cross Regional School in Collegeville is now home to a

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  • In the Neighborhood | Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation
    One Good Thing Resources Resources We ve made it easy for you to find the information you need Foundation News Community Benefit Report Studies Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Inspirational ideas and tips on healthy living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Menu Home About the Foundation About Us Area Served Our Mission Board and Staff Members History Join the Team FAQs Grantmaking Before You Apply Who We Help Funding Trends Our Approach to Grantmaking Become a Grant Candidate Learn How Areas of Funding Grant Guidelines Grantmaking Cycles The Impact Grants Awarded Success Stories In the Neighborhood Initiatives Brain Body Connection Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute Resilience Worksite Wellness Recreation Healthy Weight Healthy Families Strengthening Non Profits Capacity Building La Salle Nonprofit Center Impact Learning Opportunities Community Collaboratives PEAK Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission Tri County Health Council School Collaborative TriCounty Community Network Momentum One Good Thing Resources Foundation News Community Benefit Report Studies Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Share on print In the Neighborhood We live in a great community where many exciting things are happening

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  • Initiatives | Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation
    it easy for you to find the information you need Foundation News Community Benefit Report Studies Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Inspirational ideas and tips on healthy living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Menu Home About the Foundation About Us Area Served Our Mission Board and Staff Members History Join the Team FAQs Grantmaking Before You Apply Who We Help Funding Trends Our Approach to Grantmaking Become a Grant Candidate Learn How Areas of Funding Grant Guidelines Grantmaking Cycles The Impact Grants Awarded Success Stories In the Neighborhood Initiatives Brain Body Connection Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute Resilience Worksite Wellness Recreation Healthy Weight Healthy Families Strengthening Non Profits Capacity Building La Salle Nonprofit Center Impact Learning Opportunities Community Collaboratives PEAK Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission Tri County Health Council School Collaborative TriCounty Community Network Momentum One Good Thing Resources Foundation News Community Benefit Report Studies Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Share on print Foundation Initiatives The Foundation is committed to providing valuable and relevant initiatives that focus on topics that affect all members of our community

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  • Brain Body Connection | Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation
    Resources Resources We ve made it easy for you to find the information you need Foundation News Community Benefit Report Studies Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Inspirational ideas and tips on healthy living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Menu Home About the Foundation About Us Area Served Our Mission Board and Staff Members History Join the Team FAQs Grantmaking Before You Apply Who We Help Funding Trends Our Approach to Grantmaking Become a Grant Candidate Learn How Areas of Funding Grant Guidelines Grantmaking Cycles The Impact Grants Awarded Success Stories In the Neighborhood Initiatives Brain Body Connection Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute Resilience Worksite Wellness Recreation Healthy Weight Healthy Families Strengthening Non Profits Capacity Building La Salle Nonprofit Center Impact Learning Opportunities Community Collaboratives PEAK Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission Tri County Health Council School Collaborative TriCounty Community Network Momentum One Good Thing Resources Foundation News Community Benefit Report Studies Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Share on print Brain Body Connection Thomas Jefferson said A strong body makes the mind strong It s an impactful statement that resonates today especially when it comes to the connection between brain and body Research backs up that connection by making positive correlations between the amount of our daily movement and how well our brains work According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention children and adolescents should perform 60 minutes of physical activity each day Without question schools that offer more physical activity for students see increases in academic success That means more than traditional gym classes which incidentally are rapidly being sacrificed across the country in an effort to save money A challenge toward adopting a smart

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  • Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute
    Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission Tri County Health Council School Collaborative TriCounty Community Network Momentum One Good Thing Resources Foundation News Community Benefit Report Studies Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Share on print Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute HBHMI 2016 Tues August 16 Wed August 17 Location Pottstown Middle School More information to come What is the Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute The HBHMI is an annual event designed to nurture the interdisciplinary roles of school personnel in the adoption of physical activity as a learning tool Learn from leading neuroscientists educators and psychologists the best practices and evidence based research to creatively incorporate physical activity into teaching practices and enhance students ability to learn We invite all educators who are motivated to transform schools into movement centered buildings to attend this once a year opportunity What are the goals of HBHMI To review current research in the relationships between physical activity learning and curriculum planning To infuse wellness into the classroom culture To prepare educators with the skills and knowledge to implement brain based learning with their students To develop a multidisciplinary school based team that will implement exercise and learning initiatives in their schools To provide a forum for discussion and collaboration among like minded educators To assist in the development of an action plan for each school building What s new in 2015 We re excited to announce the new and improved structure based on the feedback from HBHMI 2014 Registration Whether you join us for one or both days the cost to attend is 50 Day 1 Personal Development This day is all about you and designed for your personal development Register for as many sessions as you want and you ll accumulate

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  • Resilience | Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation
    Impact Learning Opportunities Community Collaboratives PEAK Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission Tri County Health Council School Collaborative TriCounty Community Network Momentum One Good Thing Resources Foundation News Community Benefit Report Studies Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Share on print Resilience Resilience is our ability to cope to bounce back even to thrive and be changed for the better when faced with adversity While it s not a word that finds its way into our everyday vocabulary we practice the art of being resilient daily often without much consideration We rely on that ability to navigate our fast paced lives many responsibilities and multiple stresses both big and small Child adolescent or adult all benefit from a healthy dose of resilience Why does it matter When you look at the characteristics of resilient people you will find those who Are competent and enjoy a sense of believing they can succeed and so are more likely to do so Are confident and enjoy a positive view of the world They are not fearful and are willing to try new things and take healthy risks challenge themselves and think outside the box Create connections and maintain strong positive relationships Have character and integrity know the difference between right and wrong make healthy choices and follow through on doing the right thing Contribute to the world they live in and care about making it a better place Are able to cope and have tenacity are unwilling to give up easily Have a sense of control over their own lives and are not passive recipients of life s happenings Emotional health is a vital component of overall good health and resilience is a positive and preventive aspect of it that can be

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  • TriCounty Area Worksite Wellness | Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation
    Living Inspirational ideas and tips on healthy living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Menu Home About the Foundation About Us Area Served Our Mission Board and Staff Members History Join the Team FAQs Grantmaking Before You Apply Who We Help Funding Trends Our Approach to Grantmaking Become a Grant Candidate Learn How Areas of Funding Grant Guidelines Grantmaking Cycles The Impact Grants Awarded Success Stories In the Neighborhood Initiatives Brain Body Connection Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute Resilience Worksite Wellness Recreation Healthy Weight Healthy Families Strengthening Non Profits Capacity Building La Salle Nonprofit Center Impact Learning Opportunities Community Collaboratives PEAK Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission Tri County Health Council School Collaborative TriCounty Community Network Momentum One Good Thing Resources Foundation News Community Benefit Report Studies Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Share on print Worksite Wellness With at least a third of our hours spent at the workplace it is vital that those workplaces promote cultures of good health TriCounty Area Worksite Wellness Initiative is a collaboration of organizations dedicated to leading the Pottstown area in promoting healthy worksites The groups leading this effort are the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce Pottstown Family Center Family Services of Montgomery County The Victory Bank Pottstown Memorial Medical Center Independence Blue Cross and the Foundation The initiative focuses on employers with fewer than 50 employees who are members of the TriCounty Area Chamber of Commerce This team designates a member to work with area organizations to train guide and provide work specific wellness resources for a period of six months During those six months the organizations can become self sufficient and have their efforts become sustainable The Foundation offers a mini grant program for

    Original URL path: http://www.pottstownfoundation.org/in-the-neighborhood/initiatives/worksite-wellness.aspx (2016-04-27)
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  • Recreation | Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation
    Guidelines Grantmaking Cycles The Impact Grants Awarded Success Stories In the Neighborhood Initiatives Brain Body Connection Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute Resilience Worksite Wellness Recreation Healthy Weight Healthy Families Strengthening Non Profits Capacity Building La Salle Nonprofit Center Impact Learning Opportunities Community Collaboratives PEAK Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission Tri County Health Council School Collaborative TriCounty Community Network Momentum One Good Thing Resources Foundation News Community Benefit Report Studies Reports Healthy Living Mission Healthy Living Healthy Hub Upcoming Events Videos Blog Recipes Fun Fitness Trending Updates eBooks Share on print Recreation How can our existing parks and recreation system contribute more effectively to active living This is the primary question posed by the Pottstown Area Parks and Recreation Study commissioned by the Pottstown Area Health Wellness Foundation The focused effort conducted by the Hamer Center for Community Design at Pennsylvania State University studied the Pottstown area s parks and recreation system in regards to encouraging healthy living This report Planning and Design Strategies for Healthy Living Parks and Recreation in the Pottstown Area identifies recommendations and implementation strategies corresponding to the issues raised by the four question topics awareness barriers access and opportunities Four planning objectives directly address the issues raised Build awareness of nearby parks which provide desired amenities Address common barriers to park visitation such as cleanliness and safety Emphasize active transportation choices for access to local parks to increase overall rates of physical activity Provide a well rounded range of opportunities at parks through a breadth of facilities and programming The Pottstown Metropolitan Regional Planning Commission s PMRPC Recreation Committee hosted by the Foundation meets every fourth Wednesday of the month from 5 00 to 6 30 p m If interested in joining the conversation please contact Ashley Pultorak at apultorak pottstownfoundation org On Your Park Get

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