My name is Sara Lee (yes, I’ve heard all the jokes …) and I’m excited to fill the interim role of coordinator for Mower Refreshed. I work in Community Engagement at Mayo Clinic, but am a resident of Mower County, so am familiar with all the inspiring work Mower Refreshed has accomplished over the years.
Engage in the creation of a new, fresh community market in Austin! Upcoming Engagement Opportunities: Times: 6:30pm to 8:00pm Location: Christ Church in Austin (by Austin High School) Tuesday, September 26th | Focus: Review survey results and connect the results to next steps. Tuesday, October 17th | Focus: Setting the by-laws for the new common market and necessary legal steps to create the common market. Monday, November 13th | Focus: Role of and Formation of Board
Austin is a community blessed with an innovative spirit and commitment to education. In the summer of 2014 Austin Aspires was created to bring to life the work of the Education Leaders committee from Vision 2020.
Our vision is that “Austin will be recognized as a leader in education, with a culture of educational excellence, cradle to career, embraced in every aspect of our community.”
Austin Aspires provides the backbone support for our community in using the collective impact model to seek improved educational outcomes in Austin. Collective Impact is defined as “the commitment of a group of actors from different sectors to a common agenda for solving a specific social problem, using a structured form of collaboration.” Austin Aspires is proud to be collaborating with Mower Refreshed.
Cooking Matters for Kids is an introduction to healthy eating and cooking for kids. In April I met with students at IJ Holten Intermediate and began a Cooking Matters for Kids class. Cooking Matters is part of Share our Strength’s National No Kid Hungry Campaign. Classes help families with a tight budget learn to make healthy, tasty meals and develop healthy habits.
As a community member, you will always have that opportunity to influence someone else’s life. How will you face that challenge? For the past several months I have had the opportunity to work with a wonderful group of people that truly want to create a safe and welcoming community.
The resources listed here will help you at every step of the way, from beginning your worksite wellness programming to being able to provide wellness topics and presentations that enhance your current initiatives.
What we focus on, we become. We have all heard this quote plenty of times in our lives but it is a reality. If we focus on wellness in our business, it will become a place of wellness to work. As people are trying to attract more employees and not lose the ones they have, workforce wellbeing has become more of a priority. But where do businesses start? Here are three suggestions to get your business started on the wellness track.
ENGAGING in efforts making healthy choices easier in Mower County EQUIPPING communities to grow sustainable wellness solutions EMPOWERING people to create a culture of wellness where they live, work, play and learn