Community Services To Consider Revival of City Health Program

The long-dormant Glendora Healthy Cities Program is in the planning stages of being revived and re-envisioned by city staff to provide residents with a “quality program for all to embrace.”

What Community Services staff has planned is the Healthy Glendora program, aimed to emphasize and promote a healthy lifestyle for residents and visitors by utilizing existing resources and assets to create greater awareness of healthy activities and events.

Staff also envisions the creation of a coalition of community members, from elected and appointed officials, to police officers, school and transportation representatives, public health officials, parents and children. The community coalition would be crucial to ensure that the Healthy Glendora program goals are met, staff said.

The city was fist recognized as a “healthy city” in 1996, given the title by state officials. Glendora then created the now dormant Glendora Healthy Cities Program and received staff support, technical assistance, resources and marketing, according to city staff.

The program will be discussed and recommended for City Council approval at the next Community Services Commission meeting, scheduled for Thursday, Feb. 19, at 7 p.m. in the City Council Chambers, 116 E. Foothill Blvd.

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