About the Program
Mother Teresa once said, “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.”
The Health-Smart Holistic Health Program for Seniors aims to address the problems of social isolation, food insecurity, and financial insecurity that negatively impact the health and health-related quality of life of many seniors in Health Zone 1 (zip codes 32202, 32204, 32206, 32208, 32209, and 32254) of Jacksonville, Florida. This program is supported by an $815,000 investment from the Humana Foundation and is led by Dr. Carolyn M. Tucker from the University of Florida. Major components of the program include:READ MORE
THE FIVE PROGRAM COMPONENTS
The Health-Smart Behavior Program™ (called Health-Smart)
9-Session Group Discussion Program. Designed to increase physical, mental, and spiritual health and wellbeing; social connections; and important...
Pastor Mental Health Coach Training Program
Twenty pastors from among the churches that have Health-Smart pantries or other pastors in Health Zone 1 are trained to be mental health coaches for their congregants and community members.
Mobile Food Market Program
Every week, a truck carrying fruits and vegetables goes to four senior residence centers in Health Zone 1 to provide residents with healthy food options.
Transportation for Seniors Alliance
A task force of community members and leaders in Jacksonville to identify and pursue low- or no-cost transportation options for seniors in Health Zone.