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Allegheny

Bradford Woods latest community to garner county's 'Live Well' designation

Tony LaRussa
| Monday, Oct. 1, 2018, 3:33 p.m.

Bradford Woods is the latest municipality in Allegheny County to be designated a Live Well Community.

The designation from the Allegheny County Health Department is awarded to communities that commit to meeting a series of goals designed to improve the health of residents, such as:

  • Sustaining outdoor wellness trails accessible to residents of all abilities
  • Supporting farmers markets and community supported agriculture
  • Encourage involvement with community volunteer activities
  • Promote smoke-free buildings and perimeters

As part of the program, borough officials agreed to share information about physical activity, nutrition, stress management, tobacco cessation and other health and wellness related initiatives with the broader community on its websites and social media.

“Bradford Woods is well known for following best practices and consistently seeking ways to better its community for the benefit of its residents…and the (Live Well) designation is keeping in line with that reputation,” said Rich Fitzgerald, Allegheny County chief executive.

With the addition of Bradford Woods, the Live Well Allegheny campaign now includes 61 communities, 46 restaurants, 24 workplaces and 14 school districts.

“There are now six communities in Allegheny Council District 2 that have committed to improving the health and wellness of Allegheny County residents,” said county CouncilwomanCindy Kirk, who represents the district.

“As a nurse, I wholeheartedly support initiatives that allow residents to make healthy choices and improve their own wellness and thank Bradford Woods’ council for making this a priority in their community,” she said.

Tony LaRussa is a Tribune-Review staff writer. You can contact Tony at 724-772-6368 or tlarussa@tribweb.com or via Twitter @TonyLaRussaTrib.

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