Live Well Lauderhill Community Tour




You are Invited!


Join the YMCA of Broward County for a

Walking Tour of the City of Lauderhill

with Mark Fenton

National Advocate for Active Community Design

on November 18, 2011


To kick off “Live Well Lauderhill,” a program developed by the “Pioneering Healthy Community” Team for the City of Lauderhill, YMCA of Broward County is conducting an exciting, interactive Walking Tour of the city, led by Mark Fenton, an advocate for healthy lifestyles and active community design.


Please join us!


Please register for the tour by emailing Andi Crawford at



Fact Sheet


About The Walking Tour

YMCA of Broward County has scheduled a Walking Tour of the City ofLauderhill, led by Mark Fenton, a national advocate for healthy lifestyles and active community design, on November 18, 2011. This Walking Tour is the kickoff of “Live Well Lauderhill,” a program developed by the “Pioneering Healthy Communities” Team for the City ofLauderhill.


The Walking Tour begins at 10:00 AM at LauderhillMiddle School, 1901 NW 49th Ave inLauderhill. More than 50Lauderhill community leaders from business, education, healthcare, government, law enforcement, and the media will tour locations inLauderhill to further understand how the built environment of a community affects individual choices for healthy behaviors. 


The Walking Tour includes lunch and is expected to end at 4pm. A detailed Walking Tour Schedule follows this Fact Sheet.


About Mark Fenton

Mark Fenton is a national public health, planning and transportation consultant who is an advocate for building communities that support a healthier, more physically active population and more sustainable and enjoyable lifestyles. Based inScituateMassachusetts, Fenton’s mandate is “Engineering Physical Activity Back into American Communities and Lives.”  He is an enigmatic speaker and facilitator of fitness walks and “walking audits” of communities to build awareness and impetus for positive change.


About Pioneering Healthy Communities

In January of this year, the Y of Broward County was selected to lead change in communities through “Pioneering Healthy Communities,” a national initiative sponsored by the YUSA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This initiative focuses on making policy and environmental changes that support healthy lifestyles in communities across theUS. Through grants awarded by the CDC, a total of 26 YMCA communities were chosen to begin the process of convening local teams of community leaders, and expand projects to reach the most vulnerable populations in their communities.


About the Broward Pioneering Healthy Communities Team

YMCA of Broward County subsequently assembled a group of local leaders from multiple sectors to form the “Pioneering Healthy Community” Team.  In July, the several members of the team traveled toWashington,DCto meet with national leaders in the areas of healthy environments, active transportation, food security and healthful food access.  TheWashingtontrip gave the “Pioneering Healthy Communities” Team key information which will help form community action plans with local leaders.


About Live Well Lauderhill

Following the DC trip in July, the Team decided to focus on the City ofLauderhillas the first community of interest to utilize the process and tools available to create opportunities to improve the health of the community. Lauderhillleaders and residents selected the name “Live Well Lauderhill” to describe the initiative.  The goal is to capitalize on the existing momentum inLauderhillthat has already begun making exciting improvements to the city’s environment. 


This Walking Tour with Mark Fenton is the official kickoff of “Live Well Lauderhill.”  It is intended to bring community leaders together to understand and promote both small and large changes necessary to sustain a healthier community.


About Student Participation in the Walking Tour and Live Well Lauderhill

The Walking Tour will includeLauderhillstudents acting as hosts and photojournalists to provide a personal perspective.  Following the tour, these students will create an exhibit describing their experience asLauderhillresidents and future leaders, as well as their reflections on the potential impact of the “Live Well Lauderhill” initiative.  This exhibit will be displayed at theLauderhillArtCenterDecember 17, 2011 through January 2, 2012 before moving toLauderhillCity Hallfor display. 


About the YMCA of Broward County’s Commitment to Pioneering Healthy Communities

The YMCA of Broward County is passionate about the objectives they can accomplish with this program.


“This project is a long-term commitment to convene a broad-based coalition to improve the health ofBrowardCountyby looking at the systems, policies, and environmental factors that impact individual choices,” stated Sheryl Woods, President and CEO of the Y of Broward County.  “We look forward to working with the entire community ofLauderhillto further accelerate these exciting projects that have begun to make significant changes in the health of the community.”


Lauderhill Community Walking Tour Schedule


Lead by Mark Fenton, National Advocate for Active Community Design


Friday November 18, 2011 10:00 am – 4:00 pm


Meet at Lauderhill Middle School
1901 NW 49th Ave, Lauderhill, FL


10:00am      Community Group assembles at Lauderhill Y insideLauderhillMiddle School for introductions and warm up

10:30am      Walk from school across “Overpass” with students narrating the experience and commentary from Mark Fenton

11:15am        Evaluate56th Ave Revitalization Project with discussion about complete streets and examples

11:45am      Board bus on56th Ave for tour of “Renaissance”/ “Deep Side” – Area West of Turnpike Revitalization Projects

12:30pm      Lunch atLauderhillArtCenter inRenaissancePlaza

1:30pm          TourCentralBrowardRegionalPark

2:30pm        Tour Bus Transit Station  

3:30pm        Return toLauderhillMiddle School for Mark Fenton wrap-up final thoughts/discussion

3:45pm          Group Pictures and Dismiss


Please register for the tour by emailing Andi Crawford at

Please wear comfortable clothing and walking shoes.  Water and lunch will be provided.

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