Madison
73° F
Mostly Cloudy
Mostly Cloudy
Advertisement

Resilience Research Center sets an example

Published On: Apr 29 2013 08:17:27 AM CDT   Updated On: Apr 29 2013 08:18:16 AM CDT

There was a study recently that suggested a healthy community is better able to withstand a crisis like a storm or dangerous heat wave. In other words, healthy communities are more resilient and, probably, resilient communities are healthier.

There is an exciting experiment going on in Madison’s Moorland-Rimrock Road community that is going to help us all understand what constitutes a resilient community. The Resilience Research Center is studying what citizens need and what assets contribute to a healthy community.

This Saturday, the Resilience Neighborhood Center on East Badger Road is holding a Community Health & Wellness Fair, bringing together local health providers, fitness professionals and others to offer free health information, blood pressure checks, child dental screenings, healthy food samples and more.

Obviously this is important for the neighborhood and we hope there’s a great turnout.

We also like the example set by the Resilience Research Center and think that’s something we can all benefit from.

Advertisement
  • Edward Nero1

    Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

    Officers charged in Freddie Gray case

    Baltimore Police Officer Edward Nero was found not guilty of all charges Monday, May 23, in connection with the death of Freddie Gray, Judge Barry Williams ruled after a bench trial. Nero is one of six officers tried in connection in the case and the second to be tried. Here is a closer look at the cases of six officers charged in Gray's death.

  • PHOTOS: Birds, birds, birds!

    Birdwatchers spotted a variety of the feathered critters on a hike in Lake Mills Saturday morning. Ed Hahn, education co-chair for the Wisconsin Society for Ornithology said some were common backyard birds and others were rare sights.

  • Mark Schilling

    PHOTOS: Badger Honor Flight brings 2,000th veteran to D.C.

    A plane headed from Wisconsin to Washington, D.C., Saturday had aboard its 2,000th veteran to visit the national memorial sites in the nation's capital.

    • The Badger Honor Flight is part of a national network that works to bring WWII and terminally ill veterans from any war to see the memorials that were erected in their honor.
    • Visit badgerhonorflight.org for more information.
Advertisement