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February 19, 2016
On behalf of the Healthy Southern Illinois Delta Network, as part of the Plan 4 Health grant, we would like to request you to save the date for our upcoming “Building Wellness into Your Worksite” forum on Tuesday, March 29, 2016 at John A. Logan Community College Conference Center in Carterville, IL.
This free forum is for anyone seeking to create a wellness committee or programming in their workplace to promote and encourage making the healthy choice the easy choice through policy change, built environment, and cultivating a culture of conscious wellbeing for all employees. Topics addressed at this forum can be advantageous to employees and employers by improving employee well-being, productivity, and retention, while also helping control healthcare costs.
If you or an employee is interested in attending this forum please RSVP to Lea Crabtree at 618-684-3143 ext. 133 or leac@jchdonline.org as soon as possible. We will be sending out formal invitations and details soon.


 
Features of Age-friendly Cities
The World Health Organization’s checklist of essential age-friendly city features is based on the results of the WHO Global Age-Friendly Cities project consultation in 33 cities in 22 countries. The checklist is a tool for a city’s self-assessment and a map for charting progress. More detailed checklists of age-friendly city features are found in the WHO Global Age-Friendly Cities Guide.
Groundwater supplies at risk
 
Supplies of groundwater are rapidly vanishing. As aquifers decline and wells begin to go dry, people are being forced to confront a growing crisis. Groundwater is disappearing beneath cornfields in Kansas, rice paddies in India, asparagus farms in Peru and orange groves in Morocco. As these critical water reserves are pumped beyond their limits, the threats are mounting for people who depend on aquifers to supply agriculture, sustain economies and provide drinking water. In some areas, fields have already turned to dust and farmers are struggling.
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