Join Anderson County as we move forward with our vision of becoming the "healthiest county in Kansas".
Our website is designed to connect you with health and wellness resources in Anderson County, Kansas. We encourage everyone to join us! Our goal is to make it easy to "be healthy" by providing helpful information about all health and wellness related resources, services and events for everyone in our county, all on one website.
Please contact us if you would like to become active in the Anderson County Wellness Initiative, or if you have additional resources that you would like to see on this website.
While the former goandersoncountyks.com website is no longer, the City of Garnett and healthy lifestyle partners in the community are keeping the 'Go Anderson County" spirit alive. We are building a new health and wellness resource on the Simply Garnett website. Enjoy!
Free Lunch N Learn Events
Healthy Happy Hour
Let's Play Golf!
Social Bulletin Board
Women in Training
Wellness at Work
Mind, Body & Spirit
GARNETT REC Center/Goppert Wellness Center
Anderson County Hospital
Family Care Center
SEK Health Department
Saint Rose Philippine Duchesne
Physical health broadly defined exemplifies a state of complete wellbeing and is not solely defined by the absence of disease. Physical health is greatly impacted by the right type of exercise, nutrition and health care. Physical health can be improved when individuals have access to services and resources that can help obtain an optimal lifestyle to achieve their personal “best.” Our goal is to connect you with those resources.
Spiritual health is often defined as a personal sense of peace in which individuals feel in touch with their innermost self and connected to others in their lives. Spirituality often brings a sense of a purpose to life and can mean different things to different individuals.
Organized religion provides an opportunity for individuals to belong to or feel a part of a larger group with a dedicated cause and a belief system. Organized religions offer education, coping skills and insight for individuals to improve their overall spiritual health. Some people strengthen their spiritually through other means including connecting with their inner most self through prayer, meditation and time with nature. Our guide provides many opportunities for spiritual growth with the list of resources we offer.
Emotional health is a key ingredient to overall well-being. Emotional health is defined by a state in which an individual feels relaxed and confident to experience life in a secure and self assured manner. Individuals with good emotional health often have good support systems and many positive coping skills to combat stress. We offer a list of local resources to address emotional health including local support groups and mental health providers and specific resources such as weight loss, alcoholic and substance abuse, domestic violence and more.
Free Wellness Clinics Offered to Businesses in Anderson County by Anderson County Hospital!
At Anderson County Hospital we are working hard to promote health! We believe increasing health awareness will assist our community members in choosing to follow a path of lifelong health and wellness. This Wellness Clinic offers stepping stones for your employees on their personal journey to staying healthy. Our clinic will offer the following checks and monitoring services at no charge: blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, weight and waist circumference measurement, and body mass index screenings. For more information about Wellness Clinics contact Courtney Tripp at (785) 448-3131 or email@example.com.
Wellness Clinic Participants since 2011 -
East Kansas Agri-Energy
Garnett State Savings Bank, Main Bank
Garnett State Savings Bank, Garnett Branch
Garnett State Savings Bank, Colony Branch
Farmers State Bank
Farm Service Agency, Anderson County
Natural Resources Conservation Services, Anderson County
Bauman Furniture & Carpet
City of Garnett
Garnett Recreation Center Fees Paid for Employees
Join other employers in Anderson County by providing assistance with membership fees for employees to attend the Garnett Recreation Center at their convenience. For example, Anderson County Hospital is paying for employees to attend the recreation center up to three nights per week for free. To make arrangement for your staff to set up a similar arrangement, contact Phil Bures at 785 448-5496.
Anderson County began exploring opportunities to begin a wellness initiative for Anderson County in 2010. The area’s many wellness resources, activities and proactive approach to healthcare made Anderson County the perfect county to begin this initiative. The committee has continued to meet and formulate a plan to move toward our vision for Anderson to become the “healthiest county in Kansas.” We believe that we have a tremendous opportunity to positively impact our community’s health.
Our committee is currently meets on an as needed basis.
Our active agenda is to:
Continue to define Go Anderson Wellness Initiative
Define the next steps to move forward
Ongoing review of ideas for community wellness
Define how to involve our community
For additional information: Please contact Courtney Tripp at 785.448.3131.
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Nutrition for a New You!
Eating for your body's needs, as well as exercise, can begin your journey to a better new you.
Click on the resource links below for nutrition and smart eating tips, courtesy of the Anderson County K-State Research and Extension:
Healthy Halloween Games http://www.frontierdistrict.k-state.edu/health-nutrition/
Holiday Cooking http://www.frontierdistrict.k-state.edu/health-nutrition/holidays/index.html
Nutrition.gov - smart eating starts herehttp://www.nutrition.gov/smart-nutrition-101/healthy-eating
Be Active Your Way A Guide for Adultshttp://www.health.gov/paguidelines/adultguide/default.aspx
Eating Well on a Budget http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/HumanNutrition/p.aspx?tabid=195
Recipe Collections from K-State Research and Extension http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/HumanNutrition/p.aspx?tabid=194
Healthy Sustainable Diets http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/humannutrition/p.aspx?tabid=232
Making Everyday Choices for a Healthy, Sustainable Diet http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/bookstore/pubs/MF3060.pdf
Green Choices for Selecting, Preparing and Serving Meals http://www.ksre.ksu.edu/bookstore/pubs/mf2883.pdf
DID YOU KNOW?
TOPS (Take Off Pounds Sensibly)...
Meets every Tuesday morning at 9 am at the United Methodist Church, 2nd & Oak in Garnett.
It’s more than just a “Senior Center”
Garnett Senior Center
128 W. 5th Avenue - Garnett
Don’t be fooled by the name. Yes, they call it the Garnett Senior Center. You might think it’s just a place for senior citizens. For those who may not be ready to call themselves “senior” yet, we challenge you to take a closer look at the activities and events on tap at the Garnett Senior Center. You just might be jealous after reading this article, when finding out on what you’ve been missing out on.
Mondays: B-i-n-g-o-! Bingo is played from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. – Prizes offered! You can’t win if you don’t play! Tuesdays: Arm Chair Aerobics class, 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. No excuses. This is low impact exercise, yet gets you moving.
Wednesdays: A birthday party is held on the third Wednesday of the month. This celebration includes a cake walk plus entertainment. All birthdays held during the current month are celebrated at this time. Thursdays: Thursdays are the most fun-filled days of the month. From 12:30 to 1:30 p.m., get your “groove on” and your body in motion with line dancing led by instructor Bob Hepner. Let the games begin on Thursday evenings with 13-point pitch (cards) and carry-in potluck supper. The food and fun is served from 5:30 to 9:00 p.m.
All Week: Monday through Friday enjoy fun, fellowship and lunch at the Garnett Senior Center. Lunch is served at 12:00 p.m. (noon) each day, except some holidays. Cost? A donation of $3 for friends over 55 years of age, or $5.25 for persons under 55. Please call in and reserve your lunch if at all possible by 2 p.m. the day before. The telephone number is (785) 448-6996. Please mention if you have dietary restrictions.
ACTIVITIES FOR ADULTS
Wellness at Work
Mind, Body & Spirit
Holidays: During Christmas and Thanksgiving there are special dinner gatherings, and breakfast is served on the 4th of July. The public is always welcome.
The Garnett Senior Center is home of the Mid America Nutrition Site for Anderson County, and also provides public transportation. The public transportation bus will pick you up, regardless of age and take you to the grocery store, doctor appointments, beauty salon, and other personal business. A suggested donation is $2 for local transportation. There are also bus trips to various locations in Ottawa and Iola (Cost: $7). To utilize the public transportation services, please call (785) 448-4237.
The senior center facility can also be rented for special occasions (birthday, anniversary gatherings, etc.). Now, what are you waiting for? The Garnett Senior Center is there for you. Enjoy!
Garnett area Boy Scouts
Meetings: First Sunday of each month, 1:00 p.m., at the Optimist Youth Building located in the northwest area of North Lake Park.
Contact: Jackie Olson
Garnett area Cub Scouts
Meetings: Third Wednesday of each month at the Optimist Youth Building located in the northwest area of North Lake Park.
Contact: Sarah Hulcy
Health and Wellness - Unified School District 365
Garnett Parks & Recreation
Garnett Recreation Center/Goppert Wellness Center
510 N. Lake Road
Garnett, KS 66032
Activities for Children:
Baseball/Softball, Blast Ball, Coach Pitch, T-Ball
Little Goalies, Youth Soccer League
Halloween at Rec Center
Garnett Public Library
129 W. 4th Avenue
Garnett, KS 66032
Tuesdays,10am, Sept-May when school is in session.
(For pre-school age children)
Summer Youth Library Program, Teen Scene.