The Active Older Adults of Lauderhill have taken their workout outdoors. Using the newly paved and lit walking paths and the hill challenge of the Overpath, they are spending time with friends and improving their health and wellbeing. Proof positive: better built environments create healthier behaviors!!
The Live Well Lauderhill initiative continues to work through the complex layers of permissions necessary to install the Art of Community project. Everyone is working hard to design and install a community-led public work of art. Community members, teen leaders, city officials, FP & L, the Broward County School District, and FIU professors are working collaboratively to make this awesome design a reality. Follow the link for a sneak peek of the project design!
Join the City of Lauderdale Lakes and our partners from the TOUCH Coalition to discuss food access, affordability, and availability.
The amazing success of the Live Well Lauderhill project has inspired leaders in Broward County to begin thinking about increasing the impact. Recognizing that the Y anchors the work of the Live Well Lauderhill project, leaders are working to establish a “Health Corridor” that spans from Lauderhill Y east to the join with the L A Lee YMCA, located in the heart of 33311. Community leaders from the L A Lee YMCA have begun to build their own Pioneering Healthy Communities team consisting of board members, community members, older adults, teen leaders, and community organizations. This team has begun conducting community forums and windshield tours.
Eventually, the L A Lee PHC team will create their own name in the spirit of Live Well Lauderhill and begin a blog about their efforts. In the meantime, updates will be posted to the Live Well Lauderhill blog as we begin to build the Health Corridor which will stretch from the Lauderhill Y to the L A Lee YMCA.
The above map identifies all the locations of the Y programs within the Health Corridor. In fact, through amazing community partners such as the Children’s Services Council, the Health Foundation of South Florida, The Jim Moran Foundation, the Community Foundation of Broward, and the City of Lauderhill, among others, the Y invests over $5 Million annually in this region to serve the community through afterschool programs, health and wellness programming for children, families, and older adults, and summer camps! As we begin to work collectively with community members, community partners, and funders, the opportunities to continue to improve the health and wellbeing of this community is unlimited! Join this dynamic effort to build healthy communities where the healthy choice is the easy and affordable choice for all!
Live Well Lauderhill continues to explore innovative approaches to engage community members around the safety concerns of the 19th Street Overpath. Recently, a group of 50 Lauderhill Older Adults and 20 Lauderhill Teens participated in Own the Overpath focus groups. We discussed how the community can collectively support Live Well’s effort.
We also explored solutions to how the community can better be connected to one another. The Overpath was seen as an asset and a resource to engage community members in service learning opportunities such as community gardening.
Meanwhile, the Own the Overpath Collaborative (Lauderhill Commissioner Benson, Broward County Public Schools, Florida Power and Light, Florida Department of Transportation, the Turnpike Authority, Florida International University, and the Y of Broward) have been meeting to explore the policies created for the Overpath. The Collaborative has been researching over 25 year old policies to better support student and pedestrian safety.