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Community health grant supports Reinbeck park project

August 28, 2016
Reinbeck Courier

REINBECK - The Reinbeck Park Board has received $2,200 of Community Health Grant funds from the Grundy County Memorial Hospital Foundation. The grant will be used to enhance the walking path on the west side of Reinbeck by adding ten fitness stations. "Our goal is to make healthy activity accessible for all age groups," says city administrative assistant Dana Schoenbeck. The Elmwood Park area is home to the town's soccer fields and swimming pool, as well as senior citizen housing. Schoenbeck says the fitness stations will be located along different parts of the walking path, with city crews completing the work this fall.

Community Health Grants are administered by the hospital Foundation to support projects that impact access to health care, wellness initiatives, disease prevention, and chronic disease management in communities served by the hospital. "The Reinbeck Park Board project is a great example of the community providing convenient ways for residents to stay active," says Foundation Development Manager Keely Harken. Other projects awarded funding recently include a new Diabetes Prevention Program sponsored by the Hospital, as well as fitness monitors to be used in the G-R High School advanced health class. The next deadline for Community Health Grant requests is November 1, 2016.

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Grundy County Memorial Hospital Foundation board member Jan Ehrig, left, presents a Community Health Grant for fitness stations for Reinbeck’s Elmwood Park area. City administrative assistant Dana Schoenbeck and city administrator Julie Wilkerson, right, accepted the grant on behalf of the Reinbeck Park Board.
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