Covid-19
Resources

COVID-19 has had an effect on all of us. We have compiled a list of resources to help you recover. whether it is mental or physical health issues, social emergencies or just looking for some activities.

Event Calendar

Events going on in the Pottstown Area

Healthy Eating

Ideas, Recipes & Resources for Eating Better

Fitness

Get in Shape and Stay in Shape With These Resources

Substance Abuse

Pottstown Area resources for Substance Abuse & Addiction

Heart Health

Resources for Keeping Your Heart Healthy

Healthy Hub

MISSION HEALTHY LIVING

 helps you gain greater control over your health with the area’s most dependable free online community. Read up on a variety of health topics, learn more about affecting positive change, share tips and ideas and stay on top of the latest community events.

Top Hikes for the March Thaw
All our favorite trails have been covered by snow for the past few weeks, but as the snow melts, take advantage of the warmer temperatures and find new places to explore. A few of our favorite are below, but explore more with our outdoor activity finder. Monocacy Hill Recreation Area: There are miles of trails…
Spring is Just Around the Corner! Start Building Fitness Now.
The days are starting to get longer and the temperatures slowly creeping upwards, so it’s a great time to focus on fitness.  Physical activity can help boost your immune system, reduce anxiety, and can ward off weight gain–all benefits that can help us weather the pandemic.   Hit the Trail Brave the cold, bundle up, and…
Face Mask Contest Sparks Unexpected Benefit
Science has long-proven the health benefits of wearing a mask. Surprisingly, masked kids have experienced an additional perk: a superpower in the form of control. Much of the anxiety we have been experiencing during the pandemic has resulted from a loss of control—over our health, daily schedule, and lifestyle in general. Kids especially thrive on…
Workout of the Day: Shoveling Snow
Shoveling snow can be a workout—literally.  A 155 pound person burns over 450 calories in an hour of shoveling. It’s a full-body cardiovascular exercise, so take your time, warm up, and stay hydrated as you’re clearing off the sidewalk this winter. Each year, an average of 11,500 people end up in the emergency room as a…
It’s Not Too Late to Get the Flu Vaccine
Flu season has arrived. As we head into the holiday season, keep yourself and your family safe by getting your flu shot today. Montgomery County is offering flu shots at walk-up locations across the county at no cost to those age 6 months and older who live, work, or go to school in the County.…
Simple Steps for a Safe Halloween
Wash hands, wear a mask, and social distance to keep this year’s festivities safe for all. This year’s Halloween celebrations promise to be unique, but with a few small changes, we can keep our community safe while enjoying a much-needed holiday for kids and adults alike.    When it comes to preparing for trick-or-treaters, it’s…
Mission

healthy living

Gain greater control over your health with the area’s most dependable free online community. Read up on a variety of health topics, get a new recipe, learn more about affecting positive change, share tips and ideas and stay on top of the latest community events.

Our role in the Pottstown community is multi-faceted.
Aside from grantmaking, we also serve the Pottstown area by:

  • Acting as a convener of non-profit, governmental, educational, and municipal entities to encourage conversations that will ultimately serve as a catalyst to create positive and health-related systemic change in Pottstown.
  • Focusing on programs and services that build long-term solutions to meet the current and future health needs in the Pottstown service area.
  • Coordinating and funding non-profit resources and sponsoring professional development programs for our grantees as well as to the nonprofits in the region.
  • Leading the Healthy Schools collaborative group.
  • Providing health and wellness information and resources on the Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation and Mission Healthy Living websites.
  • Collaborating with representatives at the regional and state level, and local municipalities to improve the parks and trail systems in our area.
  • Committing to the use and maintenance of the resources of our long-term endowment effectively and efficiently.
 
Fun & Fitness

Our List of Parks and Destinations

Want to get outside? Here is a list of great locations where you can get out and move, right here in the Pottstown area.

Walking trail in Pottstown area park