Polk Fit, Fresh and Friendly is a nonprofit consortium of volunteers dedicated to making a difference in the health and wellness of Polk County. Our name reflects the mission of a broad-based group of community leaders, health professionals, and concerned community members working together to plan and implement effective strategies to promote wellness in our community.
We are excited to announce our new capability to accept donations online! Click here to be directed to our secure portal.
Mark your calendars and join us for our July General Meeting at noon on July 27, at the Polk County Library. Patty Martin, RN, with Saluda Living In Place (SLIP - Supporting People to Maintain the Quality and Safety of Life At Home) will be our guest speaker.
Click here to view a copy of our brand new brochure! Feel free to share this link or a copy of the brochure with friends and fellow community members!
As promised, we're updating the Community Resource Guide regularly. Click the orange text to access the latest edition.
There will be a "Medicare 101" informational meeting at Isothermal Community College-Polk Center on August 10 beginning at 6 pm in Room 122. Seniors' Health Insurance Information Program trained volunteers will be conducting this event. Folks entering into Medicare are encouraged to attend. Also, October 15 through December 7 is the Open Enrollment Period. You can get assistance with Medicare Part D during this time by scheduling an appointment at the Meeting Place Senior Center at 894-0001 or the Saluda Senior Center at 749-9245.
A FREELiving Healthy With Chronic Pain Workshop, sponsored by the Region C - Area Agency on Aging, will be held this summer. The workshop meets once a week for 6 weeks and focuses on helping people living with chronic pain (or caring for someone with a chronic health condition) develop tools to better manage chronic conditions. To learn more about the session or for information on registering, please click the orange text above.
Learn more about the Isothermal Bike Plan and provide input into the planning process. Go to www.isothermalbikeplan.com. Local input is critical to the success of this process!
Thanks to everyone who came out to support us for our presentation to the Polk County Board of Commissioners on June 5th! To view a copy of the presentation, click here.
We have held four poverty simulations in Polk County. These events helped participants gain an understanding of the challenges that families living in poverty face. To learn more about these sessions, please navigate to the events page by clicking here.
The list of agency volunteers and personnel being trained by Hear2Help continues to grow. We have worked with Thermal Belt Outreach Ministry, DSS, nurses and counselors with Polk County Schools, Meals on Wheels and Polk Transportation. Click here for additional information.
Polk County's Farmers' Markets are open for the season! Click here to view the 2017 schedule.