CONNECTING FAMILIES TO RESOURCES
Explore Posey County and be Fit for the Future!!
Check out what's happening in these communities:
There's a beautiful city park in the center of town, bounded by Main Street, Whiting Street, Locust Street and Mill Street. It has a playground, basketball court, and picnic area.
Harmonie State Park
Seven hiking trails (easy to moderate in difficulty); bike trails; RV, tent, and cabin camping. (812-682-4821)
Hovey Lake Fish and Wildlife Area
Wabash River boating access; fishing; hunting. Call 812-838-2927 for information.
Mt. Vernon/Black Township
Community Center/Skating Rink; Brittlebank Park (paved areas for walking, swimming pool, softball complex, other activities). Call 812-838-3691 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for information.
Along with the Historic Sites (812-682-3699) and other attractions to see while walking, the Ribeyre Gym Annex is available to walk during the day--18 laps around the gym floor is one mile. Murphy Park is a great place to walk outdoors--3 laps on the paved road is one mile. Also available at Murphy Park is Playtopia children’s playground, restrooms, parking, a shelter house, and RV campsites.
Posey Rail Trail
2.8 of eventually 22 miles (11 in Indiana) of rustic trail. Walking, off-road biking, and horseback riding from Overton Road (County Rd. 1000N, near Poseyville) to Robb Road (County Rd. 500E). From I-64, Exit 12 (Poseyville), head south. Turn at first available right, then next available left, and take the next right onto Stewartsville Road. Follow to Robb Road, the eastern endpoint.
St. Philip/Marrs Township
Softball complex on Creamery Road and another on West Franklin Road. Paved roads around St. Philip Catholic Church host a number of walkers!
Do you have suggestions about other areas in the community?
Call 812-838-6875 or e-mail email@example.com to be included!
Check it out! The State of Indiana has a website with activities for families to help make healthier choices.
A great website by the Better Health Foundation with easy tips and menu ideas for healthy living!
More Matters® is a health initiative focused on helping Americans increase fruit & vegetable consumption for better health
Find a helpful website created by the United States Dept. of Agriculture (USDA)
"Eating healthy is a journey shaped by many factors, including our stage of life, situations, preferences, access to food, culture, traditions, and the personal decisions we make over time. All your food and beverage choices count. MyPlate offers ideas and tips to help you create a healthier eating style that meets your individual needs and improves your health." Visit www.choosemyplate.gov
Fit for the Future Coalition
Join the Fit for the Future Coalition as we further our mission: to improve the health of children and their families through the prevention of weight problems and related chronic diseases.
We are working on several projects to hopefully get our community more active. We would love to have more input from the community on activities or education that can help our citizens overcome some of the obstacles and barriers to eating healthy and getting active.
If you would like to join the coalition, please call 812-838-6875. We meet the third Wednesday of each month. Stay tuned for more information!
For more healthy living tips and information on events, like us on Facebook at Fit for the Future of Posey County.
Quit Now Indiana
The Indiana Tobacco Quitline is a free telephone cessation counseling service that helps Indiana smokers quit tobacco. This phone-based one-on-one coaching offers tobacco users, who have decided to quit, help through the process to quit for life.
The quitline offers services to adults and youths ages 13 and older. The quitline offers unique features, such as coaches and text messages to help support smokers in their efforts to quit smoking.
Visit www.quitnowindiana.com or Call 1-800-784-8669
Family Matters of Posey County