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.

The Stress/Gut/Immune System Link
The strain of everyday stress can lead to headaches, heart disease and high blood pressure. But did you know stress can alter your gut bacteria, and ultimately harm your immune system? The…
Why We Love Chili Peppers (And You Should, Too!)
When we looked at the top 100 foods as ranked by scientists, several peppers and pepper-derived foods made the list. But chili powder and chili peppers ranked higher than the others.…
A Reminder on the Exercise/Education Relationship
Today is Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute 2019, an annual conference that helps educators strategize ways to bring physical activity into classrooms—and ultimately benefit education. The latest research continues to confirm the…
Juice and Soda Linked to Cancer
We previously talked about the ties between processed foods and cancer. Do sugary drinks like fruit juice and soda have a similar link? A new study published in The BMJ not only linked…
Get the Measles Vaccine.
There has been a global rise in cases of measles recently, led by a decline in measles vaccine coverage. This resurgence of the illness is a big shift from 2000,…
Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute 2019
On August 14, 2019, The Pottstown Area Health & Wellness Foundation will host the annual Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds Institute (HBHMI) at The SunnyBrook Ballroom.This annual conference aims to help educators, administrators and…
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

Upcoming Events In the Pottstown Area