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Live Well Montgomery County


What We Do

Live Well Montgomery County continues to move towards its goal of becoming a model organization to promote healthier life styles for Montgomery County citizens. In 2016 LWMC obtained 501-C3 status. Obtaining this status will allow LWMC greater opportunity to partnership with community organizations and obtain grant funds for community projects and programming. LWMC was a 2016 recipient of the Hy-Vee Garden Grant and continues to promote and facilitate the Red Oak Community Garden. This is the second year that LWMC has been awarded those funds. For the second year in a row, LWMC has sponsored the "Walking School Bus." Students in Villisca, Stanton and Red Oak walk to school for eight weeks promoting physical activity, safety and a healthy lifestyle.

Live Well Montgomery County continually strives for excellence in promoting health and wellness for all!
If you would like more information, to donate to LWMC or to volunteer, please reach out to Jamie Werges at (712)623-7268 or jamwer@mcmh.org.

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Vision:

Live Well Montgomery County strives to be a model organization to promote healthier lifestyles for its citizens by ensuring that wellness opportunities are available to all interested persons in Montgomery County.

Mission:

Live Well Montgomery County, a group of volunteers, is dedicated to making Montgomery County a better place to live, work, and play by providing education and the expansion of wellness related services and resources to all people. We support healthy choices as well as advocate for fitness and nutrition opportunities. We understand that a healthy lifestyle encompasses the physical, emotional, and social aspects of life and will strive to build a culture in Montgomery County that supports all aspects of wellness.

Live Well Montgomery County was established for the betterment of Montgomery County communities and citizens. We share a passion for health and wellness for all people. Live Well Montgomery County sponsors numerous events and programs specifically tailored to Montgomery County residents. Through these programs we are working to improve quality of life, the availability of resources, and the prevention of chronic diseases for a healthier place to live, work, and play.

A special thank you to our Live Well Montgomery County Partners!
-Montgomery County Memorial Hospital
-Red Oak Chamber & Industry
-Red Oak Community Schools
-YMCA
-Bank Iowa
-Stanton Viking Center
-Montgomery County Public Health
-Red Oak HyVee Food Store


"When it comes to eating right and exercising, there is no "I'll start tomorrow." Tomorrow is disease.

- Terri Guillemets


Hy-Vee's One Step Program Presents Garden Grant to Live Well Montgomery County

RED OAK, Iowa -Hy-Vee, Inc. on Monday will present a check for $11,655 to the Live Well Montgomery County community garden project as part of its Hy-Vee One Step program.
The One Step Garden Grants will be used to purchase seeds, plants, garden tools and food preservation equipment for community gardens.
"One Step Garden Grants are given to community gardens that provide fresh, healthy food for their communities, and teach those in need about health and nutrition through the process of planting, tending and harvesting their own fruits and vegetables," said Mike Webb, store director at the Red Oak Hy-Vee. "We're so pleased to present this grant to Live Well Montgomery County garden project to help with the great work they do."
Hy-Vee's One Step program uses a portion of the proceeds from the sale of earth-friendly, everyday products to benefit local and worldwide charitable causes. From every sale of a five-pound bag of One Step Russet Potatoes, 5 cents goes to funding community gardens. Community groups and organizations applied online for the grants, and their applications were judged on a number of areas, including demonstrated participation of community stakeholders and intended use of the garden's produce.
In all, Hy-Vee is awarding $125,000 in grants to 10 community gardens this year. Since 2013, the One Step Garden Grant program has helped fund 750 gardens in Hy-Vee's eight-state region.

For more information, contact Jamie Werges at (712)623-7268 or jamwer@mcmh.org.