Special Olympics keeping athletes healthy with new initiatives

Posted by  Lindsay Bartsch on 9.29.2017

Special Olympics Hamilton County is a sports organization that is dedicated to changing the lives of our athletes: adults and children with intellectual disabilities. Our mission is to provide our athletes with the chance to develop fitness, demonstrate courage, experience joy, and to be included in a community.

Special Olympics, as an international organization, is moving towards the goal of not only having competitive athletes, but also having healthy and safe athletes. The Healthy Athletes Program and other health initiatives have been started and are being adopted in Ohio and Hamilton County.

In Hamilton County, we are constantly trying to ...

Amberley Village makes pedestrian safety a priority

Posted by  Hollis Bass on 9.21.2017

Passage of a new pedestrian safety resolution marks a cultural shift in how Amberley Village (a WeTHRIVE! community) views its streets. “The resolution ensures that whenever a street or road improvement project is undertaken, there will be an evaluation of safety features from a pedestrian point of view,” said Natalie Wolf, Amberley’s vice mayor and chair of the Health, Education & Welfare Committee.

Natalie Wolf in front of banner that reads look out for pedestrians
Natalie Wolf is chair of the Health, Education & Welfare Committee, 
which sponsored the pedestrian safety resolution. Village council members
Elida Kamine and Ray Warren also serve on the committee.

Pedestrian safety is an important part ...

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