The Living Well Foundation is a nonprofit youth/family health and development organization established in 2006 in the state of Missouri. The mission of the Living Well Foundation is to create healthier individuals/families through experiential learning. Our current focus deals with obesity. Camp Jump Start, an award winning and nationally recognized ?best practice? in the treatment of childhood obesity assisted in developing the strategies at the Living Well Village to prevent obesity using a holistic approach. Our philosophy is ?fair does not mean that everyone gets the same treatment---fair is that a person gets what they need?. This opens the doors for education to those with limited means. The Living Well Village wishes to have room for anyone seeking knowledge so that they may take personal responsibility for their own health. Because when ?we know better, we can do better? and then we teach our family. This is how we change the course of health issues in the world today.
3602 Lions Den Road
Imperial, MO 63052
Health, camp, green, youth, wellness, obesity, nutrition, fitness, education, prevention, at-risk
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The Living Well Villages houses health camps throughout the year. Many organizations use the site for their own programming but each must use the wellness component offered by the Foundation. We serve groups such as boy scouts, girl scouts, schools, health organizations, faith-based groups and open community groups. We partner with the American Red Cross, American Heart Association and St. Louis ARC to assist each organization leading to positive outcomes. We collaborate with public and private universities to provide internships for their students. We collaborate with hospitals/ medical schools and conduct research studies at the Living Well Village. Throughout the year the Living Well Foundation offers the WIT program through weekend programming and after-school programming. (This stands for Wellness in Teens, Tweens or Tots depending on the audience.) We educate both child and, although we prefer a parent attend, we will send homework to families. Living well also includes having a purpose and developing healthy relationships. Our volunteer groups at the Village are ?clubs? for people in the same circumstance---for example the ?mature singles club? may be trained in mentoring youth, but also mingle with people who are looking for someone to discuss commonalities in their age bracket and learn how to improve their own healthy lifestyle in relation to changes in bodies, minds and spirits. We have a speaker?s bureau to address all types of topics.
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Board of Directors
as of 6/12/2012
Samuel Klein M.D.
Paul Jenkins P.T.
Kelly Eiden M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
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