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Community Wellness

Community Wellness is about individuals being supported in various conditions that they believe are important to their quality of life. When we have community wellness, individuals feel healthy, happy, safe, and proud to be residents of the EMMA and Beechwood neighborhoods. This brings people together – residents, service providers, neighborhood leaders, local government, and other human services organizations – to improve community wellness by leveraging resources. Residents deserve access to medical care, nutritious foods, and programs and services that promote wellness and make our neighborhoods a great place for everyone.

Community Wellness Goals


Access to healthy foods

Community gardens

Physical activity

Public Safety


Resident Empowerment

Community wellness is like a mosaic, composed of various interconnected elements that contribute to the overall health and vibrancy of a neighborhood. At its core lies access to nutritious food, which serves as the foundation for physical health and well-being. Community gardens further enrich this aspect by not only providing fresh produce but also fostering a sense of connection to the land and to one another.

Physical activity is another crucial component, promoting not just physical health but also mental and emotional well-being. Whether it's through parks, recreational facilities, or simply walkable neighborhoods, opportunities for movement are essential for a thriving community.

Public safety is paramount for fostering a sense of security and trust among residents. When individuals feel safe in their environment, they are more likely to engage in community activities and invest in neighborhood improvement efforts.

Neighborhood beautification efforts, such as street clean-ups, public art installations, and green spaces, not only enhance the aesthetic appeal of an area but also instill a sense of pride and ownership among residents.

Lastly, resident empowerment is the driving force behind sustainable community wellness. When individuals feel empowered to voice their needs, participate in decision-making processes, and take action to improve their surroundings, they become active agents of positive change within their community.

Together, these elements form a holistic approach to community wellness, where each facet supports and reinforces the others, creating a vibrant and resilient environment for all residents to thrive.

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