Healthy Living Pays (HLP)

Stafford Junction is proud to offer the Healthy Living Pays (HLP) program which encourages children, youth and families to adopt healthier lifestyles by giving them the tools needed to succeed. Currently with 286 enrolled we offer a wide variety of classes and programs. They each commit to attending 3 classes each quarter.

Participants are assessed for healthcare and health insurance needs. Stafford Junction Certified Application Counselor (CAC) organization for the Patient Protection and Affordable Healthcare Act. Being a CAC organization, Stafford Junction is able to screen individuals and families for eligibility for federal health insurance subsidies. The program then assists with either enrollment into a government sponsored health insurance plan or assists with enrollment into other healthcare plans.

The Healthy Living Pays (HLP) program focuses on four important elements of personal health: physical activity, nutritional education, healthcare assessment and assistance, and mental health. We provide Healthy Living Workshops and classes to families in our 7 low-income neighborhoods that include nutrition and healthy cooking classes. We encourage participants to exercise regularly and to maintain a healthy diet. We offer a fitness membership and transportation (YMCA), neighborhood walking clubs, health fairs, clinic enrollment assistance, and health screenings. Parents/caregivers enrolled learn how to prepare healthy meals and live a healthier lifestyle. There is no cost to the families and TMO bags are provided. During the pandemic the program has practiced social distancing, resulting in lower numbers served.

In Partnership with the YMCA, one of the best parts of our HLP program enables us to offer our committed participants a membership to the Massad YMCA free of charge. This program membership allows our participants to use the YMCA facilities to incorporate physical activity into their daily lives. For those who may not have access to transportation, we provide transportation to the YMCA at scheduled times during the week.

The target population for this program includes the residents of the Olde Forge community, Quarles Mobile Home Park, England Run Point and Garrison Woods. Stafford Junction wishes to gratefully acknowledge the Stafford Hospital Community Benefit Fund for the generous funding that has played the leading role in making the Healthy Living Pays program possible.

We also recognize our numerous community partners in this project: Virginia Cooperative Extension, Moss Free Clinic, YMCA (Massad Branch), Greater Falls Run Lions Club, Rappahannock Area Community Services Board, and Fredericksburg Christian Health Center.

To learn more or volunteer for this program: Email Gail: gleitch@staffordjunction.org

Did you know for only $8.75 per month you could sponsor 1 person in this program?
If you would like to be a sponsor, use the donate button below. You can make a one-time donation or a recurring donation.



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