Newsletter Feature from Chuck - December 5, 2016

Wyandotte Health Foundation and Kaw ConnectorGood day, Kansas City, Kansas. While mindful of the needs of many, we hope you have much to be grateful for during this holiday season. DTSKCK is thankful that Downtown is home to several agencies, organizations, and green spaces that focus on and allow for, greater health and wellness. Please see the Wyandotte Health Foundation’s announcement of primary care grants awarded to nonprofit and public agencies. Cathy Harding, President and CEO, leads the organization along with administrative help from Marolyn D. Kelley and program officer Randy Lopez. Located at 755 Minnesota, the Foundation continues to excel at supporting wellness in our area.

We also highlight a real jewel that is now very accessible by foot from Downtown. Kaw Point Park is home to the brand new Heritage Trail System Connector which recently opened November 29. Mayor Mark Holland and District 1 Commissioner Gayle Townsend cut the ribbon at the ceremony. Commissioner Melissa Bynum, Commissioner-at-Large, District 1, also attended.

I would remind you that Downtown has its own jewel, Huron Park. Walking clubs based in the park formed in the spring of this year. All are welcome to participate. For more information on those clubs email me.

Primary care services and increased access to bike/hike paths as well as green spaces spell greater wellness for all of us in KCK, especially those in and near Downtown. We surely have much for which to be thankful. Come enjoy the green spaces. Come be well with us. Come see why we call Downtown Kansas City, Kansas everyone’s Downtown!

Chuck Schlittler, Director Downtown Shareholders, KCK Cell/Text: (913) 620-7480 726 Armstrong, Ste 201 KC,KS, 66101 Office: (913) 371-0705 www.DowntownKCK.org