Maximizing Collaborative Intelligence
In Project Eden Year Two, we have been communicating with our partners and exercising due diligence on researching best-practice program ideas to determine the most feasible and effective programs to address the multiple issues identified in the community health assessment. One program focus is to find innovative ways to promote healthy eating and physical activity at the senior housing facility.
Through the community health assessment, we discovered the vending machines at the senior housing facility offered unhealthy food options and that residents want healthier food options that are also affordable. As one participant expressed, “It’s expensive to eat healthy.” Thus, in aiming to target this issue, we plan to present healthy food policies to the Resident Board Association that entail affordable, healthier food options. We also plan to collaborate with Camden County SNAP-Ed to support our efforts of bringing awareness and education of PSE for low-income seniors.
As the saying goes, “teamwork makes the dream work.” We know that this is not only true but vital in achieving permanent and sustainable health goals. This is why we are thrilled with the addition of our three student interns, who will help draft policies and further engage with our partners. Teaming up with our community partners and our interns will enable us to combine ideas and ways to reach our goals.
As we continue working towards our goals, we are excited to join efforts with other community stakeholders to maximize collaboration and attain the utmost health changes.
About the Grantee
Generations, Inc., a community development corporation, provides comprehensive, coordinated services to meet the needs of families and individuals, providing full access to necessary services for all ages. Innovations Ministries, a non-profit entity within Generations, promotes a proactive approach to personal development, lifestyle management and enhance overall well-being and quality of life.
Cohort: South 2