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re:TH!NK, Winnebago's Healthy Living Partnership, is the community engagement "arm" of the  Winnebago County Health Department. re:TH!NK coordinates efforts with help from our local partners to create a place where everyone has the opportunity to live the healthiest life possible. 

Over 500 partners from over 60 organizations support re:TH!NK. We encourage you to get involved, because together we can transform our community into a place where healthy choices are easier. Scroll down or explore our website to learn more!

 

 

 

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Senior Friendly Activity Locations

SeniorFriendly Map WebAs part of the promotion of National Senior Health & Fitness Day, several older adult and senior service agencies in Winebago County put together a new map of senior-friendly activity locations. 

A senior friendly activity location is defined by being ADA accessible, well lit, easy terrain, can be easily walked & biked (paved), has senior friendly equipment, and is low cost or free.

To view a larger version of the map, or to download the full brochure, click on our active communities page.

parents who host.jpgParents Who Host Lose the Most

It’s that time of year for the Parents Who Host Lose the Most Campaign. This is a national, state, and local campaign that reminds parents that it is illegal and dangerous to host underage drinking parties. The Parents Who Host Lose the Most campaign encourages parents and the ENTIRE community to send a unified message that teen alcohol consumption is unhealthy, unsafe and unacceptable. 

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Choose a 'SmartPlate' at Local Restaurants

We've partnered with several area restaurants to bring you SmartPlate, a new initiative highlighting menu items that get a "thumbs up" from local health professionals. Check out the the re:TH!NK food & nutrition page or the SmartPlate website to learn more about this project.

 

bikesontrailCounty Receives Grant from DOT to Conduct Bike/Ped Study

In 2015, Winnebago County will begin the process to create a county-wide bicycle and pedestrian plan, focusing on connecting the rural parts of the county with existing routes/trails and other bike/ped plans in order to make biking and walking easier for residents that want to travel from "point A to point B." The County Bike/Ped Plan will compliment re:TH!NK's Drive Your Bike Campaign, which promotes and encourages use of the bicycle as a viable form of transportation.

There's more to the story on The Oshkosh Northwestern...read more

 

brain-exerciseLearn mental wellness tips with re:TH!NK's #MentalHealthMonday!

Every Monday, check out re:TH!NK's Facebook page for tips on how to improve your mental wellness! There's no health without mental health, and taking care of your mental health can help you on your way to overall wellness. We're also posting about mental illness awareness and suicide prevention in our community, so keep an eye out for those posts!

  

Watch the newest episode of our TV show on OCM CATV-2 and other local cable networks.
An emerging new alliance, Fox Valley Thrives, explain the first issue they are working on together, access to transportation. The first ever Cookin' It Fresh Challenge was held April 19, 2015 and featured 4 teams from ONHS and OWHS. National Senior Health and Fitness Day encourages older adults to get active with a variety of options.

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re:TH!NK is a project of the Winnebago County Health Department that would not exist without
support from our local partner agencies, organizations and community members.