The Healthy Canton 89 Project HCSP will strengthen the partnership between the Haywood County Public Library - Canton Branch and the Canton Senior Center. Working together, the partners will engage 89 in programming and services that assist 89 to live independent and healthy lives by focusing on three goals: increase health literacy, reduce food insecurity, and promote healthy eating. To reach these goals the librarian will offer health literacy programming incorporating MedlinePlus and other NNLM recommended resources at the Canton Senior Center; the senior center director will implement an indoor growing system for fresh vegetables; and the partners will hold healthy cooking programs at the senior center. HCSP will help improve public health in Haywood County, North Carolina by enabling older 88 to access online health information, such as MedlinePlus, and encourage informed decision making about their health.
Haywood County Public Library