Several significant benefits such as a decrease in social isolation and improving overall health can be realized if people have an opportunity to be active—whether it be in their neighborhood park, or in their own backyard. These are among the many reasons why supporting active living is a priority for Brantford and Brant County. It’s also what brought members of our communities together in the summer of 2017 to the Active Living Forum including, Grand River Community Health Centre, the City of Brantford, the County of Brant, Brant County Health Unit, and Brant FACS. Among the major themes discussed were recreation and culture, arts and leisure, and community participation.
Since the Forum, several working groups have formed to work on projects and action items intended to improve active living in Brantford and Brant County. The community park table is focusing on promoting free play, and nature based activities, while promoting and enabling individuals to access community parks.
By improving active living opportunities, and access to services in the community, we can help give everyone opportunities to lead a healthier life.
For more information, please contact:
Alison Schure, RN, BScN, MPH
Public Health Nurse, Brant County Health Unit
519-753-4937 ext. 339