12th Annual Senior Living Fair! Saturday, October 7, at Lorain County JVS
REGISTRATION FOR EXHIBITOR SPACE IS THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 21!
The 12th Annual Senior Living Fair and free senior luncheon will be held on Saturday, October 7, on the campus of the Lorain County JVS. All activities will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
This fun-filled event will include a variety of activities focused on healthy living and on meeting the needs of the senior population. There will be live entertainment, celebrity guests, seminars, and demonstrations, as well as appearances by representatives from federal, state and local governments.
"Think Outside Your Car: Walking and Biking in Southern Lorain County" A Public Meeting on Active Transportation
Bike lane on a highway
THRIVE! Southern Lorain County is hosting a public meeting on active transportation in rural areas at Lorain County Community College-Wellington Center on Thursday, September 21, from 5:30 to 7 p.m.
The event, called “Think Outside Your Car: Walking and Biking in Southern Lorain County,” is free and open to the public.
Active transportation — walking, biking and busing — is healthy, fun and an easy way to get around. It is part of the “Your Move Ohio” initiative, launched by the Ohio Departments of Transportation and Health, to encourage Ohioans to choose active transportation and to make it safer for everyone who uses state roads.
One Option: Wider Shoulders to Accommodate Non-Drivers “The point of this meeting is to give people the resources and tools to educate themselves about rural roadway options,” says David Shipps, assistant vice president and senior planner with TranSystems, based in Columbus. “In a rural setting, you have state highways with 55 m.p.h. speed limits. You also have economic issues: the upkeep of a car and gas are costly. People might not even own a car. Yet, riding a bike isn’t expensive and walking is free. So, rural roadways need to have the ability to accommodate everyone – pedestrians, drivers and bicyclists,” he adds.
Rather than building sidewalks from one town to the next, David suggests one option of building wider shoulders – five feet or more – on roads to accommodate pedestrians and bikers. The shoulders can be set off by rumble strips to alert automobile drivers to stay in their lanes.
TranSystems is partnering with Toole Design Group to plan and design active transportation systems in both rural and urban areas across the country.
In Keeping With THRIVE! Goals “We are excited about the public meeting because it is in alignment with the goals of THRIVE! Southern Lorain County: to increase the physical activity levels of residents in the region to combat heart disease, diabetes and obesity,” says Sarah Ross, facilitator of THRIVE!. “We actively encourage people to walk, ride bikes and exercise. Our partners are looking at options to build a bike path in the area and to support the development of an active venue at the new Wellington park, to be built on the former McCormick school site,” she adds.
The September 21st meeting is made available by the Communities Preventing Chronic Disease program, operated through the Lorain County General Health District, with funding provided by the Ohio Department of Health through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
WHAT: “Think Outside Your Car: Walking and Biking in Southern Lorain County,” a Public Meeting WHO: Hosted by THRIVE! Southern Lorain County WHEN: 5:30 to 7 p.m., Thursday, September 21, 2017 COST: Free and Open to the Public WHERE: Lorain County Community College-Wellington Center 151 Commerce Drive, Wellington, OH 44090 Tel.: 440-647-1776 firstname.lastname@example.org