Building Healthy Families

Building Healthy Families

Beginning in January, there will be a new program open to families and individuals of all ages. This opportunity is a 12 week weight loss program designed for individuals looking to lose weight the healthy way. In weekly meetings designed for family attendance, attendees will receive nutrition education, personal wellness coaching, physical activity and behavior modification tools. There is limited space available and there will be an...

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Red Ribbon Week October 23rd – 30th

Red Ribbon Week October 23rd – 30th

Buffalo County Community Partners is collaborating with Kearney Elks Lodge #984 for this year’s Red Ribbon Week. Members from the Kearney Elks Lodge will be going into all the Buffalo and Phelps County Schools during that week to distribute materials that will promote the use of the 40 Developmental Assets and encourage youth to be drug free. There will be Red Ribbons and stickers, bookmarks and calendars, as well as movie tickets that...

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Ride For Good Diversion Program

Ride For Good Diversion Program

Buffalo County has a new diversion program available: Ride For Good. This program took youth and paired them with a mentor who encouraged them to set a bike riding goal they did not think they could achieve. The youth were given a bike and equipment and then trained and rode with their mentor, working toward the goal. Two local youth participated in the program and saw it through to the end. Office Rob Taillon with the Kearney Police...

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Community Partners Awarded Additional Grants

Community Partners Awarded Additional Grants

There is good news on the financial front lines of Community Partners as additional grant funding continues to be secured for the organization and its coalitions! Below is a summary of the most recent grants awarded and the purpose of the funding. STOP Act Grant: $193,032 over four years awarded to The Positive Pressure Coalition (a work group of Community Partners) by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. The STOP Act...

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Upcoming Opportunities – Mark Your Calendars!

Walk to End Alzheimer’s: Why do employers need to care about Alzheimer’s? Alzheimer’s Impacts Business. Get involved by walking, donating, being a sponsor, or volunteering your time. When: Thursday, September 13th, 5:30pm Where: Peterson Senior Activity Center, Yanney Heritage Park Contact Alexandra Dillon at 308-440-7773 or [email protected] Also, find out how the Alzheimer’s Coalition is working in our area! Bridges Out of...

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Buffalo County Healthy Community Advisory Council

CEOs and business owners from across Buffalo County met on Thursday, June 28th, at the invitation of Buffalo County Community Partners Board of Directors, to form the Buffalo County Healthy Community Advisory Council. The purpose of the meeting was to discover ways in which businesses can work toward building a healthier Buffalo County. Denise Zwiener, Executive Director of Community Partners shared emerging health trends in our communities and...

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