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healthy yancey

Yancey County has a longstanding tradition of neighbors helping neighbors. We’re known for how we look out for each other and lend that helping hand when someone needs it most. Whether it’s shoveling your elderly neighbor’s walkway in the winter, or fetching a child’s soccer ball that’s rolled into the street, it’s that caring community spirit that makes Yancey County such a terrific place to live, learn, work, and play. 

Since 1997, Healthy Yancey (HY) has built upon this rich community spirit to make it easier for Yancey county residents to realize their full health potential. There are big, systemic barriers that can prevent the more vulnerable members of our community from becoming, and staying, healthy. And because of our shared value of helping neighbors, we know our neighbor’s well being affects our own. Healthy Yancey is a coalition of committed and caring:

  • Members of the community
  • Health and human services professionals

Healthy Yancey comes together regularly to identify the big picture needs of Yancey residents and collaborate on strategies that yield the biggest impact. Together we’ve successfully implemented programs to increase access to opportunities for physical activity and promote healthy living and lifestyles.

upcoming events

may

3may12:00 pm- 1:00 pmHealthy Yancey Meeting - MayMonthly Meeting of the Healthy Yancey Coalition

12may9:00 am2018 BFF 5K9th Annual Burnsville Fit Families 5K!

june

7jun12:00 pm- 1:00 pmHealthy Yancey Meeting - JuneMonthly Meeting of the Healthy Yancey Coalition

9jun10:00 am- 12:00 pm2018 Sizzlin Summer SeriesDance Lessons and Fun

14junAll Day2018 Sizzlin Summer Series - Free Pool Day!at the Burnsville Pool at Ray-Cort Park

14junAll Day2018 Sizzlin Summer Series - Free Pool Day!at the Toe River Campground Pool

16jun10:00 am- 12:00 pm2018 Sizzlin Summer SeriesBackyard Zipline

23jun10:00 am- 12:00 pm2018 Sizzlin Summer Series"Reading is Alive"

26junAll Day2018 Sizzlin Summer Series - Free Pool Day!at the Toe River Campground Pool

26junAll Day2018 Sizzlin Summer Series - Free Pool Day!at the Burnsville Pool at Ray-Cort Park

30jun10:00 am- 12:00 pm2018 Sizzlin Summer SeriesLet's Play Tai Chi and Public Art Project

july

7jul10:00 am- 12:00 pm2018 Sizzlin Summer SeriesSplash Into Summer

12julAll Day2018 Sizzlin Summer Series - Free Pool Day!at the Toe River Campground Pool

12julAll Day2018 Sizzlin Summer Series - Free Pool Day!at the Burnsville Pool at Ray-Cort Park

14jul10:00 am- 12:00 pm2018 Sizzlin Summer SeriesFit Kids, Face Painting, and Balloon Art

21jul9:00 am- 11:00 am2018 Sizzlin Summer SeriesBiking/Wheels

24julAll Day2018 Sizzlin Summer Series - Free Pool Day!at the Burnsville Pool at Ray-Cort Park

24julAll Day2018 Sizzlin Summer Series - Free Pool Day!at the Toe River Campground Pool

28jul10:00 am- 12:00 pm2018 Sizzlin Summer SeriesRock Painting, Scavenger Hunt, and Face Painting

projects

Here are some of the projects Healthy Yancey has either led or significantly contributed to.

  • Community Health Assessments
  • Cane River Park Infrastructure Project
  • Sizzlin’ Summer Series
  • Kid Mountain-Community Built Playground
  • Ray-Cort Skate Park Construction
  • Ray-Cort Walking Trail
  • Project Live Active In Yancey-PLAY
  • Women Cookin’ and Movin’
  • Yancey County Health Resource Guide
  • Town of Burnsville Pedestrian Plan
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