Lockland girls get their chance to dance with Princesses Ballet

Posted by  Hollis Bass on 4.27.2017

In a community like Lockland, where 47% of children live in poverty and 86% of students qualify for free and reduced school lunch, ballet lessons are a luxury most cannot afford. But Reading-Lockland Presbyterian Church (RLPC) and City Gospel Mission are letting little girls dream about becoming ballerinas through the Princesses Ballet program.

girls dancing in ballet class

For the past three years, girls of all ages have attended weekly dance classes at RLPC during the school year. The City Gospel Mission program focuses on success for each girl while building character, self-esteem, discipline, and a love of dance. Princesses Ballet runs classes at ...

Lockland youth learn healthy cooking from Cincinnati Gives A Crock

Posted by  Hollis Bass on 4.17.2017

On Monday afternoons, a group of 6th-8th graders gathers in the basement of Reading-Lockland Presbyterian Church (RLPC). Each student sits attentively, a cutting board, chef’s knife, and tray of fresh vegetables on the table before them. They are ready for the Cincinnati Gives A Crock cooking class to begin.

cooking class workstation with cutting board, chef's knife, and tray of fresh produce

Cincinnati Gives A Crock is a 10-week program by La Soupe that teaches students how to cook healthy meals. “In the first class, the kids get a crockpot to take home,” explains Carolyn Collette, founder of Cincinnati Gives a Crock. “Every week they prepare produce and ingredients for ...

Forest Park firefighters teach safe sleep to prevent infant deaths

Posted by  Hollis Bass on 4.3.2017

When the Forest Park Fire Department responded to four infant sleeping deaths over a three-month span, all in the same apartment complex, Captain Tom Jackson felt that something had to be done. “The department has always done a lot of education about smoke detectors and in the schools,” said Jackson. “These things make a difference, so I thought, why not make a difference with something as important as babies sleeping safely?”

Forest Park Fire Department firefighter standing in front of fire truck
Captain Tom Jackson of the Forest Park Fire Department.

Jackson took his concerns to Assistant Fire Chief Jermaine Hill, who also heads up the Forest Park WeTHRIVE! Team. ...

Putting the 'We' in WeTHRIVE!: A Resident Call to Action

Posted by  Joyce Campbell on 3.7.2016

WeTHRIVE! is an initiative of Hamilton County Public Health, which is helping to create healthier communities for the residents of Hamilton County, OH. We are partners uniting for action to get things done and are working together on common issues with the ultimate goal of improving community health.

I have participated in the Lockland WeTHRIVE! group since it began and appreciate the good that has been accomplished. Eating healthy food, getting proper exercise, and not smoking, all contribute to better health. This is being promoted by having a salad bar in the school, exercise and playground equipment in the parks, and a ‘no smoking’ policy in the stadium. Presently, ...

WeTHRIVE! Breaks Paradigms

Posted by  Tim Ingram on 11.23.2015

As Health Commissioner, I could write columns, send flyers, or talk to you through the media, continually telling you that we eat and smoke too much and don't get enough exercise. I could share studies and data illustrating the ills awaiting us as a result of or less-than-healthy lifestyles. Or, I could engage you and your communities to make substantive, long-lasting policy and infrastructure changes to encourage healthy practices. Which tactic do you think would be most successful?

Hopefully, you will agree that the latter approach is most effective. If so, you and your community are prime candidates to join ...

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