Community partners in The Wellness Project initiative in North Platte invite the public to attend one of the presentations next week of the final results of a recreation and wellness needs assessment.
The results stem from 3,500 surveys that were sent to random North Platte residents in April, said Fiona Libsack of Great Plains Health. Libsack is one of the team members on the project.
The Wellness Project aims to engage the North Platte community in determining what man-made or natural assets, programs and services are needed to enhance wellness and recreation.
The project was created through an agreement and shared funding of the city and such agencies as Great Plains Health, the North Platte Area Chamber & Development Corp., the Lincoln County Visitors Bureau and the Mid-Nebraska Community Foundation.
The meetings will be held on July 22-23 in the board room of the North Platte Area Chamber and Development offices at 502 South Dewey St.
The presentations will be from noon-1:30 p.m. and 8-9:30 p.m. on July 22.
On July 23, the presentations are scheduled from 7-8:30 a.m. and from noon to 1:30 p.m.
During the presentations, representatives of GreenPlay, an independent consulting firm commissioned by the community wellness team, will present survey results of the wellness, parks and recreation study conducted throughout 2014.
The presenters will repeat the same session four times at the dates and times listed above, making it necessary to attend only one session.
“In April, surveys were mailed to a random sample of 3,500 North Platte residents,” said project team member Fiona Libsack of Great Plains Health. “The results from the April survey were combined with responses from online surveys, the MindMixer social platform, community-wide focus groups and one-on-one interviews to create the results and priority recommendations that will be presented in next week’s meetings.”
Libsack said the group is excited to share the results of this project with the community and plans to outline the next steps in the project.
The wellness project team consists of representatives from 10 groups including the city, Great Plains Health and the North Platte physician community, North Platte Area Chamber of Commerce & Development, Lincoln County Convention and Visitors Bureau, North Platte Public Schools, Union Pacific, the Walmart Distribution Center, the Mid-Plains Community College and area fitness centers, Libsack said.