Live Healthy Miami Gardens aims to improve health outcomes of residents in the City of Miami Gardens.
MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. – The inaugural “Live Healthy Miami Gardens” (LHMG) Week will take place August 5-12 and residents are encouraged to participate.
The week is slated to include a host of community partners, local businesses, faithbased and community activities focusing on promoting health, wellness, annual checkups and tobacco prevention. All events will be free and open to the public.
Festivities will kick-off on Saturday, August 5, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. with a free “Healthy in the Gardens Festival” at Rolling Oaks Park, 18701 NW 17 Court in Miami Gardens.
The festival will feature a community resource fair providing free health screenings, food distribution, cooking demonstrations and more.
Youth can participate in a sports clinic, face painting and enjoy bounce houses. The day will also include local vendors, refreshments, giveaways and live entertainment.
“A healthy community is an active, vibrant community,” said City of Miami Gardens Councilwoman Felicia Robinson, Seat 4.
“Live Healthy Miami Gardens educates and exposes us to resources that can transform our lifestyle. I believe that when you know better you do better. The Healthy in the Gardens Festival is a great start to bring the community together for an important and affirming purpose.”
Live Healthy Miami Gardens aims to improve health outcomes of residents in the City of Miami Gardens and create an overall healthier and active community.
The initiative was created with the support of a grant from the Health Foundation of South Florida, which selected two communities in Miami-Dade County to award sixyear grants for the purpose of building healthier communities.
LHMG focuses on the following four Health Impact Areas: Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drugs (ATOD); Mental Health; Nutrition & Physical Activity, and Primary Healthcare.
For more information about the upcoming events, visit www.livehealthymiamigardens.com.