IN THE PARKS PLAYDATE

IN THE PARKS PLAYDATE

July 26 @ 9:30 am 12:00 pm

Ahoy Matey! We mermaid to be friends! Join us for a FREE adventure on the High Sea for children of all ages! Pirate or mermaid what will ye be? Plot your course to Chester State Park for some swashbuckling fun. Pirate costumes or mermaid tails are optional. Get a pirate name, learn to talk like a pirate, enjoy activities, games and more! Food and refreshments available for purchase!

IN THE PARKS PLAYDATE

IN THE PARKS PLAYDATE

July 12 @ 9:30 am 12:00 pm

Have you ‘herd’ the moos? Start your tractor and head over to the City of Chester Aquatics and Fitness Center July 12, 2024, from 9:30 am – noon for a Barnyard Bash. Show us your green thumbs and let’s have fun growing together! Dress up as a farmer or your favorite farm animal. Enjoy activities, games and more.

Location: City of Chester Aquatic and Fitness Center located at 157 Columbia Street, Chester, SC 2970

IN THE PARKS PLAYDATE

IN THE PARKS PLAYDATE

June 14 @ 9:30 am 12:00 pm

BOOM! ZAAP! POW! Gather your friends for a superhero training playdate! Get to the Rodman Sports Complex in a FLASH to enjoy a morning full of play and imagination! Come dressed as your favorite superhero and meet your community heroes! This is a touch a truck event. Enjoy activities, games and more! Food and refreshments available for purchase!

Location: Rodman Sports Complex, 2409 Blaney Rd., Chester, SC 29706

Wholespire Richland County Joins Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas

Wholespire Richland County Joins Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas

Four new South Carolina community coalitions, including Wholespire Richland County, have joined Healthy People, Healthy Carolinas (HPHC), an initiative of The Duke Endowment to help address chronic health issues such as obesity, diabetes and heart disease.

Each community will receive financial assistance from The Duke Endowment and technical support from the South Carolina Hospital Association and the South Carolina Office of Rural Health. The coalitions will serve to strengthen local infrastructure and community engagement to measurably improve population health around chronic prevention issues like unhealthy weight, diabetes, and heart disease. 

“We are beyond excited for Wholespire Richland County, the communities it serves and the possibilities this substantial funding will support,” said Meg Stanley, executive director at Wholespire. “Co-Chairs Robin Cooper and Wanda Austin have done an incredible job navigating through the challenges coalitions often face and positioning the chapter for success.”

In the HPHC model, diverse community organizations collaborate to address systemic conditions that have led to poor health outcomes by implementing evidence-based interventions and sustaining them through policy, systems, and environmental changes. At the end of a one-year readiness phase, each coalition can reapply for up to five more years of funding to support implementation and policy change.