Falls)—Cornell Cooperative Extension of Warren County and Glens Falls
Hospital Health Promotion Center are partners in “Creating Healthy
Places,” a project dedicated to improving physical activity and
awareness of healthy food opportunities through local policy and
environmental changes in Warren County. The program, involving community
agencies and the hospital, is funded through a grant from the New York
State Department of Health.
strategies for “Creating Healthy Places” will be led by Cornell Cooperative
Extension of Warren County whose focus will be on increasing the
availability of fresh produce to residents of Warren County, especially
those who are underserved. “Healthy lifestyles begin with access to healthy
foods and healthy habits, and we are pleased at the level of commitment our
community partners are devoting to this initiative,” said Melissa Chinigo,
Glens Falls Hospital Health Promotion Center.
Bert Weber, a
horticulture educator and food coordinator with the Glens Falls Community
Garden, will develop and mange Community Garden programs for “Creating
Healthy Places.” Projects are planned at the Village Green in Glens Falls
and several other existing locations in Warren County.
healthy foods and their presence in local convenience stores will be led by
Paula Schafer, who brings 20 years experience to the program through her
work in Agriculture and Economic Development with Cornell Cooperative
of “Creating Healthy Places” include the Adirondack Rural Health Network,
and the Adirondack Regional Chamber of Commerce.
For more information
contact: Dr. James Seeley, Executive Director- Cornell Cooperative Extension
of Warren County Phone# 518-668-4881
Glens Falls Hospital
is a 410-bed, not-for-profit, community hospital serving a six-county region
of Northeastern New York. With more than 2,900 employees, it is the largest
healthcare provider between Albany and Montreal, offering inpatient and
outpatient care, including emergency care, medicine/surgery, obstetrics,
coronary care, cancer care, physical and occupational rehabilitation, and