WHAT WE DO

 

HEALTHY EATING

The work we do in Stark County surrounding healthy eating is in partnership with StarkFresh - a local non-profit agency that is on a mission to improve access to and make healthy food available for everyone in Stark County.  

Visit the StarkFresh website to stay updated & get involved with local food related events in the community.

Mobile Market | 2017

In 2017, StarkFresh was able to expand their mobile farmers' market with the addition of a new veggie mobile! The second veggie mobile allowed for more mobile market stops in Massillon, NE & SE Canton, as well as the availability of affordable, fresh foods for more people! The mobile market will run from July through October. Please see the flyer below with mobile market stops, and photos from mobile markets throughout the year!


ACTIVE LIVING

Active Transportation | 2017

A partnership between Live Well Stark County and Ernie's Bike Shop has the opportunity to offer "experiential learning" rides this year. We will be teaching individuals how to ride bicycles on the road for active commute purposes, in a safe, and practical manner. If you are interested in scheduling a ride please contact us!

Please see the photos below from previous rides in 2017. 

Stark Walks

Live Well Stark County began developing walking routes in Northeast Canton in 2015. These routes have been labeled the Stark Walks routes, and are continuing to increase throughout the county. Live Well Stark County and United Way of Greater Stark County partnered on this Stark Walks initiative in the Summer of 2016 and are combining resources and expertise to increase the amount of routes available, make them available in more communities throughout Stark County, and encourage community members to exercise right in their own neighborhood! 

For more information about the Stark Walks program, and partnership with United Way of Greater Stark County, please click here


TOBACCO FREE

"Tobacco use remains the single largest preventable cause of death and disease in the United States." - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Live Well Stark County has been involved with supporting tobacco free policies in Stark County by providing signage and technical assistance.  If you are interested in supporting a tobacco free policy, please contact us and we can help provide signage! 

Smoke-Free Multi-Unit Housing | 2017

Live Well Stark County has partnered with Stark Metropolitan Housing Authority to assist and provide support with the implementation of their new smoke-free housing policy. This policy was federally mandated for all housing agencies in December 2016, with a required implementation date of July 2018. Please check back for updates and progress on this ongoing project. 

Tobacco Usage & Quit Attempts

data source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

If you are trying to quit, cessation resources and programs are available locally. Consider visiting the following links or contacting: Aultman Hospital or Mercy Medical Center