Healthy Living Initiatives
Embracing a Culture of Health
Research confirms that low-income and minority individuals experience higher rates of diabetes, heart disease and obesity. As an affordable housing nonprofit serving this population, we are committed to improving the well-being of our residents by providing health programming right where they live and eliminating the barriers of transportation, cost and childcare.
Our Healthy Living Initiatives serve our residents and neighbors.
All of our classes are free and open to the public. In most cases, childcare is provided.
Andrea Albalawi, Director of Health Initiatives
We promote health activities in the following three areas:
- Strength and circuit training
- Swimming classes
- Walking groups
- Running clubs
- Running Buddies program for students
- Healthy cooking classes
- Nutrition classes
- Supermarket crawls
- Free healthy food deliveries
- Community gardens
- Chronic disease prevention and management
- Stress management classes
- Women and family health classes
- Smoking cessation classes
- Violence prevention programs
- Health fairs
Keith Hines is the resident health champion at our Spring Terrace community. Through treatment and onsite support, Keith overcame more than twenty years of drug and alcohol abuse and found real stability with us. Now, the U.S. Army veteran is encouraging his neighbors to make positive choices and lead healthier lives by participating in the free health activities offered at their community, including walking groups and yoga.
“Being the health champion allows me to do another positive thing,” Keith said. “I’m helping other people.”
Our resident health champions identify their community’s most pressing health needs, provide on-site coordination of health programming, conduct outreach, and offer support.