The Wellbeing Network

Wellbeing. It’s something we all desire – for ourselves, our partners, our children and grandchildren, our friends. Yet it’s something we often find illusive, overwhelming, too time-consuming, or even inaccessible. We may wonder, “What can I do to feel better? What can I do to help myself and my loved ones be as vital, energetic, and positive as possible throughout life, even in challenging times?”

Finding answers to these questions has been at the heart of the Winter Park Health Foundation (WPHF) since its inception in 1994. Created with a focus on improving the health of people in the communities of Winter Park, Eatonville, and Maitland, the Foundation has supported myriads of programs in schools, community centers, parks, senior centers and residential complexes, faith communities, health facilities and more – all directed at helping educate and inspire people to choose a healthier way of living.

Now, the Foundation has made two new and exciting, community-changing (and hopefully, life-changing) investments to improve the health and quality of life for people in Winter Park, Maitland, Eatonville and beyond.

The first is the Center for Health & Wellbeing currently under construction on 4.2 acres across from Winter Park Memorial Hospital and the City’s Ward Park. The nearly 80,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art center, slated for a late 2018 opening, is a partnership between WPHF and Florida Hospital. The beautiful building will include a new home for the Peggy & Philip B. Crosby Wellness Center surrounded by other opportunities for wellness, fitness, and medical services – all under one roof.

The second investment is the Wellbeing Network, which is being launched in collaboration with Growing Bolder as an online, go-to resource for education, motivation, and real-life stories featuring the seven dimensions of wellbeing: those integral parts of our mind, body, and spirit that form the very essence of our wellbeing, and need life-long nurturing. These dimensions, each identified and studied by leading national and international health and wellness organizations supported by extensive research, will serve as the basis and framework for programs provided at the Center for Health & Wellbeing. The Wellbeing Network is a way for the community at large to access resources, education and information offered at the Center for Health & Wellbeing. The hope is that you and your family and friends will visit the Center and actively participate in its programs, but if you cannot, the Wellbeing Network will be available to you as an invaluable resource.

What is Growing Bolder?

The Winter Park Health Foundation is thrilled to be collaborating with the Growing Bolder team to create and launch the Wellbeing Network. Growing Bolder is among the world leaders in wellness and active lifestyle content creation and delivery across all major media platforms including TV shows, documentary films, a radio show, a magazine, social media campaigns, strategic partnerships…and now, the Wellbeing Network.

Together with Growing Bolder, we will be sharing stories of hope, inspiration and possibility. And, we’ll be providing you with tools and tips to inspire and empower you to live the life you want.

Growing Bolder Magazine

Growing Bolder teams up with the Winter Park Health Foundation to launch the Wellbeing Network.

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7 Dimensions of Wellbeing Videos

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Stretch Your Mind, Body and Spirit

Multiple research studies have shown that a regular stretching routine can keep your muscles strong and flexible, helping to reduce injuries and tension, improve circulation and lower your overall stress. So why don’t more of us do it more often? Maybe you just haven't discovered the right opportunity!
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Want to Live Longer? Reduce Your Anger

Everyone gets angry from time to time, but the key question is: how to manage your anger? Barry Kerzin, MD, is both a medical doctor and an ordained Buddhist monk, and he says we can all lead happier, healthy lives if we can learn to reduce our anger. Get his tips for letting go of your anger.
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Green is the Color of Love

Virginia Ferrigno didn't have a lot of money or a lot of help, but what she did have was a lot of time and a lot of love to give. That's why she made it her one-woman mission to clear the weeds out of Winter Park's historic Ward Park
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The Power of Curiosity

Throughout his long and distinguished career in academia, Thaddeus Seymour, Ph.D., has done a lot of thinking about thinking. Now 89, he's thinking about a new passion -- technology. Find out how his love of technology has taken him places he never thought possible when he was a child and why he wishes more people his age would embrace technology.
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Stretch Your Mind, Body and Spirit

Multiple research studies have shown that a regular stretching routine can keep your muscles strong and flexible, helping to reduce injuries and tension, improve circulation and lower your overall stress. So why don’t more of us do it more often? Maybe you just haven't discovered the right opportunity!
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Stretch Your Mind, Body and Spirit

Multiple research studies have shown that a regular stretching routine can keep your muscles strong and flexible, helping to reduce injuries and tension, improve circulation and lower your overall stress. So why don’t more of us do it more often? Maybe you just haven't discovered the right opportunity!
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Stretch Your Mind, Body and Spirit

Multiple research studies have shown that a regular stretching routine can keep your muscles strong and flexible, helping to reduce injuries and tension, improve circulation and lower your overall stress. So why don’t more of us do it more often? Maybe you just haven't discovered the right opportunity!
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Making a Difference

Something magical happens when older people get together with children. Before you assume it's the kids who get the biggest benefit, wait until you meet William Jones, who volunteers regularly at the Joe R. Lee Eatonville Boys & Girls Club.