LiveWell Lawrence sets policy platform for 2015-16

Jenalea Myers

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2015/dec/10/300471/ The LiveWell Lawrence Leadership Team recently voted to adopt a policy platform for 2015-16, which includes each work group’s top priority. Priorities include: **Healthy Built Environment Work Group** Support allocation of funding for projects that complete the "Lawrence Loop" — a network of trails, streets and roadside routes that ...

LiveWell Lawrence to host celebration breakfast Friday

Jenalea Myers

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2015/nov/19/299469/ [LiveWell Lawrence][1] will mark its seventh anniversary with a celebration breakfast later this month. The celebration will be from 7:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Friday, Nov. 20, at the Eldridge Hotel Ballroom, 701 Massachusetts St. The event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the [Douglas ...

Registration open for Extension's Cooking 101 course

Susan Johnson

If you’re serious about learning to cook…and you want to get your “hands into it,” then Cooking 101 is for YOU!!!! Registrations are now being accepted for you to participate in the basic cooking course called “Cooking 101" being offered by the Douglas County Extension Master Food Volunteers. This course ...

Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

Bob Mikesic

July 26, 2015 marks the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Celebrations of the signing of the ADA by President George H.W. Bush in 1990 are taking place across the nation. The public is invited to two local events celebrating the ADA 25th Anniversary. The first takes ...

Protected bike lanes are now officially federal policy

Charlie Bryan

After two years of research into numerous modern protected bike lanes around the country, the Federal Highway Administration has released a new [Separated Bike Lane Planning and Design Guide][1]. http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2015/may/23/291995/ A “separated bike lane” (sometimes referred to as a “cycle track” or “protected bike lane”) is a portion of a ...

WALK KANSAS 2015 - Still Time To Register!!!

Susan Johnson

Still wanting to get a Walk Kansas team together? THERE'S STILL TIME!!! Walk Kansas is a team-based program that will help you and others lead a healthier life by being more active, making better nutrition choices, and learning positive ways to deal with stress. This is how it works - ...

‘How to Build a Thriving Culture at Work’ author will present at worksite wellness seminar

Charlie Bryan

Rosie Ward, a nationally-recognized expert on employee wellness and culture change, will present at the [Creating a Thriving Workplace Culture][1] seminar, an event co-sponsored through a partnership between [Jayhawk SHRM][2] and [WorkWell Lawrence][3]. The event will be from 8:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. April 14, 2015, at the Holiday Inn ...

Want to Become a Master Food Volunteer?

Susan Johnson

The K-State Research and Extension Master Food Volunteer program utilizes the expertise of nutritionists, registered dietitians, food scientists and culinary experts to train volunteers in the areas of nutrition, cooking and food safety, and preservation. Extension Master Food Volunteers are passionate about food, promoting good health, and giving back to ...

LiveWell 101 Learning Session 8-9 a.m. Fri. Nov. 14

Charlie Bryan

If you’re looking for a brief primer on LiveWell Lawrence, please consider joining us from 8 to 9 a.m. tomorrow morning. You can RSVP on Facebook at [https://www.facebook.com/events/1504675969804815/][1]. The 60-minute information session takes place in the First Floor Meeting Room of the Community Health Facility at 200 Maine Street in ...

Cooking 101 - Registration Still Open!

Susan Johnson

Only a few slots are still available for you to participate in the basic cooking course called “Cooking 101" being offered by the Douglas County Master Food Volunteers. This course was created because of people who called K-State Research and Extension in Douglas County and asked if they ever give ...

First Fall Community Bike Ride set for Sept. 20

Karrey Britt

[Lawrence Central Rotary Club][1] is hosting its first Fall Community Bike Ride at 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Haskell Indian Nations University stadium parking lot. The three-mile ride will travel along the Burroughs Creek Trail in east Lawrence. The event is open to anyone and there is no cost ...

'Depression Cure' author to speak at WorkWell Lawrence symposium on Sept. 10

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2012/feb/23/230569/ Stephen Ilardi, a nationally-recognized expert on depression and a University of Kansas researcher, will be the keynote speaker at the [fourth annual WorkWell Lawrence Symposium][1]. The symposium will be from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sept. 10 at the Holiday Inn Hotel and Convention Center, 200 McDonald Drive. Given ...

Deadline for Community Wellness Grants is October 8

Marilyn Hull

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/may/31/256308/ The Douglas County Community Foundation is accepting applications for Community Wellness Grants of up to $15,000. The deadline for applications is Oct. 8. Projects must aim to improve the health of Douglas County residents by making it easier for people to eat healthy foods and/or be physically active. Proposals ...

Want to know more about LiveWell Lawrence? Join one of our LiveWell 101 learning sessions

Karrey Britt

Five years ago, [LiveWell Lawrence][1] was founded with a mission to make it easier for Douglas County residents to eat healthy foods, be physically active and live tobacco free. Over the years, it has grown from a Steering Committee of 16 people to a coalition of more than 150 people. ...

Video shows how LiveWell is helping to improve health in Douglas County

Karrey Britt

Heart Disease. Diabetes. Cancer. Respiratory Diseases. These four conditions are the leading causes of sickness and death in Lawrence and Douglas County. In fact, they account for well over half of all premature deaths. These conditions also hold something else in common, they are largely preventable. These conditions are “lifestyle ...

Lawrence Community Bike Ride set for Saturday

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/photos/2012/jul/26/238281/ [Lawrence Central Rotary Club][1] is hosting a Lawrence Community Bike Ride at 8 a.m. Saturday, July 19, at the Lawrence Rotary Arboretum, 5100 W. 27th St., near the Youth Sports Complex soccer fields. The event is open to anyone and there is no cost to participate. There will be ...

Walk Kansas 2014 - Time is Now to Register!

Susan Johnson

Still wanting to get a Walk Kansas team together? Last year, Douglas County alone had 115 teams (which included 677 participants) and 82% of them were from workplaces. Because Douglas County rivals Riley County (Manhattan) for having the most teams in the state, let's push the number of participants over ...

East Lawrence Neighborhood Association seeks volunteers Saturday for river cleanup

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2014/mar/06/270090/ The East Lawrence Neighborhood Association seeks volunteers Saturday, March 8, to help clean up the Kansas Riverfront Conservation area adjacent to the neighborhood. The area is a winter nesting and feeding area for Bald Eagles. Mike Myers, project coordinator and chair of LiveWell Lawrence's Healthy Built Environment Work Group, ...

Walk Kansas Kicks off March 16

Susan Johnson

Starting its 13th year, Walk Kansas, the eight-week program designed to promote activity and better health, begins March 16. Registration information is available at www.douglas.ksu.edu. Walk Kansas is a team-based program in which groups of six people, one serving as a captain, work toward a common goal. That goal typically ...

Douglas County making strides to increase walkability

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2014/jan/14/267365/ **By Chris Tilden**/*Community Health director* A common New Year’s resolution is to get more exercise. That should be a little easier in Douglas County in 2014 thanks to recent and ongoing efforts to increase and improve the trail and sidewalk system in the county. Research shows that where one ...

Community invited to help celebrate LiveWell Lawrence's fifth anniversary Oct. 15

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/oct/09/262871/ [LiveWell Lawrence][1] will mark its fifth anniversary with a community celebration from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 15 at Abe and Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St., in Lawrence. The event is free and open to the public. LiveWell Lawrence is a coalition of more than 100 community ...

KDHE Secretary among guests at Oct. 15 LiveWell Lawrence celebration

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/sep/25/262042/ [LiveWell Lawrence][1] will mark its fifth anniversary with a community celebration from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Abe and Jake’s Landing, 8 E. Sixth St., in downtown Lawrence. The celebration’s program begins at 5:15 p.m. and will include: • **Welcome** — Hank Booth • **Bringing ...

LiveWell Lawrence's website receives makeover to reflect expanded work

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/sep/12/261354/ LiveWell Lawrence’s website has received its first makeover since being launched five years ago. The website — [livewelllawrence.org][1] — now features a news section, calendar of events and reflects the recent expansion of the coalition. LiveWell Lawrence is a coalition of community members who are working to make it ...

Sept. 10 Lawrence symposium to highlight importance of workplace wellness

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/sep/05/260996/ Does your workplace have bicycle racks or a Community Supported Agriculture program? Does your employer provide a Health Risk Appraisal and an incentive for completing one? These are just a few of the culture and policy changes that will be discussed during the third annual WorkWell Lawrence symposium. The ...

Start the school year right with simple meals at home and healthy choices when eating out

Trish Unruh

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/aug/07/259571/ The beginning of the school year is a great time to get a fresh start with the whole family. As school activities increase, creating home-cooked meals becomes more challenging. [Kids Eat Right][1] from the [Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics][2] is a great resource for simple meals at home. With ...

What's up with restaurant nutrition labeling?

Trish Unruh

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/jul/29/259206/ In 2010, President Barack Obama signed the Affordable Care Act and part of that legislation requires restaurants with 20 or more locations to post nutrition information. A number of restaurants already are posting calorie content on their menu boards but the [Food and Drug Administration (FDA)][1] will not issue ...

LiveWell Lawrence to celebrate 5th anniversary Oct. 15

Karrey Britt

Save the date — Oct. 15! [LiveWell Lawrence][1] will be celebrating its fifth anniversary from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 15, at Abe & Jake's Landing, 8 E. Sixth St. in downtown Lawrence. LiveWell has played a key role in supporting a number of community successes, including: • ...

Video reveals ingredients in what we ‘think’ is healthy

Trish Unruh

How could a bran muffin and sushi NOT be good choices? [Rachel Beller][1], a nationally-known nutritionist who has appeared on TV shows like “The Biggest Loser” and “The Dr. Oz Show,” demonstrates in this [Good Morning America video][2] called food autopsies what we are actually eating in some of those ...

WorkWell Lawrence symposium set for Sept. 10

Karrey Britt

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2013/jun/18/257276/ Does your workplace have bicycle racks? What about a Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) program? Does your employer celebrate with doughnuts, pizza and cake OR bagels, sandwiches and fruit? These are just a few of the culture and policy changes that will be discussed during the third annual WorkWell Lawrence ...

2nd Annual Lawrence Rock'n Bowl - a STRIKE in the fight against cancer

Michelle Derusseau

During the fiscal year July 1, 2011 - June 30, 2012 Children's Mercy Cancer Center treated 33 Douglas County children for childhood cancer! 33! This year's Lawrence Rock'n Bowl will benefit Lawrence charity Baby Jay's Legacy of Hope and Children's Mercy Cancer Center, our local childhood cancer treatment center in ...

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