Community Initiatives

Utah Care Planning Council

by Eleven 2. July 2014 11:08

Families with older members may face crisis, and the need for care at any moment. The Utah Care Planning Council helps proced elder care solutions. This means that it provides educational materials on the need for elder care planning before a crisis occurs within a family, lists of reources from the state and federal governments that assist in elder care and planning, and lists of expert services to help families plan for and deal with elder care. Discussions to plan for the future need to be had sooner rather than later so that all members of the family can equally participate, and adequate planning and preparation is taken before an incident occurs.

To learn more about the Utah Care Planning Council and the resources it provides click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection click here.

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Additional Resources | Community Connection | Financial Literacy | Health | Parenting | Utah

Utah Farm Bureau

by Eleven 2. July 2014 10:51

The Utah Farm Bureau Federation, an affiliate of the American Farm Bureau Federation, is a voluntary organization that supports Utah's farms and ranches. One of the many things they do to support Utah farmers is the Utah Farmers' Market. If farmers in our community aren't able to sell their produce, they are unable to continue, and Utahns aren't getting fresh, healthy, locally-produced food. Because of their local competition, farmers diversify their crops in order to gain more attention to their booths, which benefits you with a wider variety of fantastic produce.

To learn more about the Utah Farm Bureau and farmers' markets in Utah click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection click here.

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Additional Resources | Community Connection | Health | Utah

Springville World Folkfest

by Eleven 2. July 2014 10:30

The Springville World Folkfest is exactly what it sounds like, a festival to celebrate the traditional art and music of cultures around the world which is held every year in our very own Springville. The performers who come are from the countries they represent, they pay their own way to travel here, and stay with generous host families in the area. This year Folkfest week will be from July 28th to August 2nd, and each night will have 5 evening performances where each group will perform. The street dance on July 28 is a free performance at the Springville Museum of Art where the audience will learn and participate with some of the dances that the groups will be performing. During the Folkfest you can taste international foods, learn about other cultures, and mingle with the international performers.

To learn more about the Springville World Folkfest and how to become a host family click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection click here.

 

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Additional Resources | Civic Engagement | Community Connection | Cultural Understanding | Utah

Kimball Art Center

by Eleven 2. July 2014 10:04

The Kimball Art Center offers free art exhibits and education throughout the year. The Center has several galleries that feature everything from exhibits that travel through the nation to local up and coming artists. The Kimball Art Center also hosts a variety of great events throughout the year, one of the biggest being the Kimball Arts Festival. The Kimball Arts Festival happens every first week of August; this will be Friday August 1st through Sunday the 3rd in 2014. This artists who participate in the festival come from around the country and Canada, and are all chosen by a panel of jurors. There will be live bands during the day, concerts, at night, and enjoy the particpation of local restaurants in the festival. The festival caters to family members of all ages.

 

To learn more about the Kimball Art Center and the Kimball Arts Festival click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection click here.

 

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Additional Resources | Civic Engagement | Community Connection | Education | Utah

Now I Can Foundation's Run to Walk

by devinvs 28. March 2014 15:19

Now I Can is an organization that helps children with neurological disorders learn to maneuver their bodies through intensive physical therapy. The Run to Walk is a 5k and a one mile fun run on  Saturday, May 17th whose proceeds all go directly to help the physical therapy scholarships of the children in the foundation. The highlight of the event is seeing the progress and determination of the patients who are just learning to walk participate in any way they can. Everyone is welcome to particpate in the event, from the competitive runner to those who prefer a leisurely stroll.

To register for the Run to Walk, click here.

To learn more about the Now I Can Foundation, click here.

To watch this episode of Community Connection, click here.

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Additional Resources | Community Connection | Cultural Understanding | Health | Parenting | Utah


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