Improving parks, programming, and the built environment to increase access to physical activity. Five grants awarded totaling $69,300. Borough of Pottstown—Fountain of Youth Spray Park Spare Pumps East Coventry Township Parks and Recreation—Tow Path Park Master Plan/Feasibility Study Pottstown Parks & Recreation Foundation Inc.—Sensing the Park User….Even More Schuylkill River Greenway Association—2020 Bike Pottstown Program…

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Want to join in on the fun of Halloween without amping up the neighborhood’s sugar consumption? Here are a few alternatives to candy that will make your house a healthy—and fun—stop on the trick-or-treat route.   Best of all, having alternative choices on hand allows kids with food allergies to participate in the fun.  You might…

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When you’re scooping out the innards of all those pumpkins this Halloween, don’t throw away the seeds—they’re full of nutrition and they make a wonderful festive treat when roasted in the oven! Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of magnesium, zinc, and iron. They’re also a good source of protein, fiber, and antioxidants.  Here’s an…

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Creating and promoting social networks involving healthy living. 15 grants awarded totaling $592,300. Accion Comunal Latinoamericana de Montgomery County: Community Health Connections (CHC)Boyertown Area Community Wellness Council, Inc. DBA Wellness Council of Boyertown: Professional development software for nonprofit fundraisingExpressive Therapy Concepts Inc.: Smashville Badminton: Kids and Adult Fitness ProgramFoundation for Boyertown Education: Organization SustainabilityGreater Pottstown Tennis and Learning Association: Tennis…

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POTTSTOWN, Oct. 15, 2019—Unlike many of the grants the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation awards each year, which are used primarily to promote healthy lifestyles and behaviors among residents in the region, some grants are used to help support the nonprofits themselves. These stories often go unnoticed because they focus more on behind-the-scene activities,…

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October 14, 2019, Pottstown, PA – Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation (PAHWF) has named John Robertson as its new communications assistant who will be responsible for coordinating all the communications of the Foundation as well as expanding its presence through multimedia content including video and photography. “John’s exceptional professional experience, combined with his passion for pursuing good…

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This year, World Mental Health Day is centered on suicide prevention. Suicide rates have been rising steadily over the past decade. Today, it’s the 11th leading cause of death in Pennsylvania and the second most common for people aged 15 to 341. Those at risk of suicide include individuals with mental health conditions such as depression or bi-polar…

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In the Physical and Emotional Health program area, $157,000 was awarded for six projects offering learning opportunities for physical and emotional health. Carson Valley Children’s Aid—Women’s Voices Healthy Choices Child Advocacy Center of Montgomery County (Mission Kids)—Fostering Resiliency through On-Site Therapy and Advocacy Creative Health Services, Inc.—Medically Integrated Fitness Center Health Care Access—Health Care Access…

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Falkner Swamp UCC, located at 2077 Swamp PIke, Gilbertsville, is hosting a learning session called “Demystifying Mental Health,” on Sat. Oct 5 from 9:30-11:30 AM.This is free and open to the community. For more information and for registration,please call 610-323-4053 T/W/Th 9-2 or leave a message.

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SnapChat. Instagram. YouTube. TikTok. Vimeo. Twitter. According to the U.S Department of Health & Human Services, teens love their social media;over 71% of teens said they use more than one social media platform.  With so many teens using so much social media, what adverse effects is it having on them, and what can you do…

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