Live Well Streator
The Live Well Streator steering committee is focusing on building awareness about community resources and creating new partnerships that support healthy living. While healthy living could mean a number of things, the steering team worked to determine which areas of focus could enact the greatest amount of positive change for the community.
After reviewing population data, they narrowed their priorities and invited additional community partners to participate in three action teams:
Goal: 45% of Streator residents at a healthy weight by the year 2025.
Did you know that there are over 20 locations in the Streator area to inspire you to get more physical activity and to stay healthy? Those locations include 7 gyms/businesses that will give you a free tour! Learn more here: Activity Map (PDF - 751.2 KB)
Goal: An increased percentage of residents who eat five or more servings of fruits and vegetables a day.
Eating healthier just got easier! The Healthy Eating Action Team, led by Matthew Dean of US Foods, is partnering with the Streator community to promote the importance of a healthy diet. Learn fun facts and try a delicious recipe here: July Resource (PDF - 763.3 KB)
There's an app for that! - Kroger offers "OptUP" a free app that makes healthy shopping easier. It allows you to view and compare nutrition on thousands of products to help you find better-for-you options. Based on your current purchases, you'll receive recommendations and a dashboard to allow you to see how you're doing now and how to make improvements over time.
Coming soon - look for the Live Well Streator at local restaurants to sample new, healthy menu options that make it easier for you to "eat well while eating out." Thank you to area restaurants for partnering to make healthy living a priority.
Live Drug Free
Goal: A reduction in opioid usage and overdose.
The Live Drug Free Action Team, led by Chief Gary Bird of the Streator Fire Department, strives to build awareness of community and state-wide resources. If you have expired or unwanted prescription and over-the-counter medications, view our Drug Disposal Options (PDF - 167.0 KB) to help us protect our communities and the environment by cleaning out your medicine cabinet.
If you or a loved one is struggling with substance use, please take advantage of area resources and support groups. Learn more here: Resource Guide (PDF - 274.8 KB) and Area Support Groups (PDF - 1023.2 KB) .
Volunteers and community leaders from Streator and surrounding areas created the Live Well Streator initiative in March 2018 with collaboration from OSF HealthCare. Together, they are partnering to create a sustainable movement that will support the improvement of the health, wellness and strength of the community.
The Live Well Streator steering committee is comprised of twelve individuals from diverse backgrounds and Ellen Vogel, with OSF HealthCare, who serves as the program facilitator.
Steering Committee Members:
- Janette Strabala (chair), Heritage Operations Group
- Jack Dzuris (vice-chair), Streator Area Chamber of Commerce
- Rene Barr, Vactor Manufacturing
- Matthew Dean, US Foods
- Leslie Dougherty, LaSalle County Health Department
- Gavin Finefield, Finefield Pottery
- Susan Glassman, University of Illinois Extension
- Mayor Jimmie Lansford, City of Streator
- Amy Jo Mascal, Streator Township High School
- Jessica Pastirik, Central Church of Christ
- Julie Ramza, Streator Drugs
- Alex Spencer, Streator Family YMCA
Partnering to create a sustainable movement that will support the improvement of the health, wellness and strength of the community.
To inspire a strong, coordinated and engaged community that empowers residents to live a healthier lifestyle by
- Creating partnerships for healthy living
- Building awareness & providing resources
- Coordinating healthy choice initiatives
Want to learn more? Contact Ellen Vogel at Ellen.M.Vogel@osfhealthcare.org or by calling (815) 673-4528.