We live in a remarkable region with opportunities to enhance them all. Our goals represent our efforts to open everyone to the trails, the beauty, and camaraderie of wellness. We have access to mental health counselors, exercise classes, recreation, safety checks, and nutritious food if we take advantage of them. Our work is to promote and grow these opportunities.
Interested? Then join us. You have something to offer. The goals are fluid, always being updated and added to. We are eager to hear your ideas.
Contact the domain coordinator listed below to become a member of our working group
Caleb Gilbert () Executive Director of Carroll County Coalition for Public Health
Goal #1: Partner with local healthcare providers to promote physical wellness as a tool to manage chronic physical and mental health conditions;
Goal #2: Utilize AARP Drive Safe materials to inform older adults of best practices to safely fit themselves to their vehicles and empower families to address driving concerns in an effective manner. Host Drive Safe Program at the Gibson Center (Spring of 2022 and fall of 2023.
Goal #3: Partner with Memorial Hospital, ADC, VNS and Gibson Center to offer Dementia Capable Trainings in 2021-2023 to community members, service sector, healthcare sector, etc.
Goal#4: Promote resources to ensure Safe Housing for older adults in the MWV. Host Safe Housing Expo in summer 2023. Include lead poisoning prevention resources, smoke alarms, CO detectors, safety modifications, universal design, etc. Partner with the Housing and Community Connections working groups to capitalize on their efforts to inventory and disseminate venues to connect neighbors to neighbors, contractors and home services.