Choose healthy lifestyle choices while limiting risky behavior
Long-Term Community Vision: Families and individuals choose healthy lifestyle choices while limiting risky behavior.
The Wichita County Health Coalition identified obesity as one of the top health issues in our community. North Texas Area United Way partners with best practice, innovative community-based programs that provide education, outreach and prevention services to those at risk. In particular, we support programs that promote physical activity and limit sedentary behavior.
5210=8 – Make 5210=8 your goal everyday! These healthy habits reinforce the importance of healthy eating and active living.
Independent and Healthy Older Adults
Long-Term Community Vision: All residents are mentally, physically and socially active in a safe and secure environment.
Regardless of age, good health practices are vital to our well-being, our ability to function in society, our ability to learn, and to our longevity. Issues such as isolation, depression and the inability to enjoy independence are increasingly recognized as health concerns. North Texas Area United Way is committed to building a stronger, healthier community by raising resources and developing partnerships that make a measurable difference in the health of our older citizens. To achieve that goal, we invest in, and partner with, programs and organizations that support older adults, families, neighborhoods and organizations in improving nutrition and independence.
Good health practices are vital to our well-being and our lifespan. For older adults, isolation and depression set in when there's just no way to get around. United Way is committed to helping older adults increase their independence and help make their days healthier and brighter.
Nutritious Meals – congregate and home-delivered meals are available free of charge for older adults and those with disabilities Monday-Friday at The Kitchen in Wichita Falls and at the Burkburnett Senior Citizens Center.
FamilyWize -- United Way and FamilyWize are helping people in our community save on prescription drug expenses.