Live Well Collier

Collier Township is a Live Well Allegheny Community!

LiveWellCollierCollier Commissioners pledge the following steps within our community to advance and support Live Well Allegheny in Collier:

  • -Promote participation in a voluntary wellness campaign for the community’s employees.
  • -Share information on wellness campaign events with the broader community to encourage the voluntary participation of residents.
  • -Plan, promote, and implement a Live Well Allegheny event in cooperation with the campaign that encourages active living.
  • -Develop indoor and outdoor wellness trails accessible to residents of all abilities.
  • -Develop walking maps, measure the distances mapped and encourage residents to meet goals.
  • -Encourage multi-modal transportation of residents by providing facilities or policies that encourage walking and bike riding.
  • -Promote and support farmers markets.
  • -Encourage involvement with community volunteer activities.
  • -Promote smoke-free buildings and perimeters.
  • -Provide health information focused on monthly or seasonal events.
  • -Utilize websites and social media to provide information on physical activity, nutrition, stress, management, tobacco cessation, and other health and wellness initiatives.

ALLEGHENY QUITS FOR LIFE


Smoking Cessation Awareness Week – November 13-19, 2016

younglungsA week to raise awareness about cessation resources available to Allegheny County residents. Collier Township has joined with the Allegheny County Health Department in becoming a partner organization for a Tobacco-Free Allegheny. Watch for these signs throughout the township.

How can you help people quit?
Make a phone call! Call the PA Free Quitline at 1-800-QUIT-NOW (1-800-784-8669). You can possibly get five FREE counseling phone calls and the possibility of FREE medication (the patch, the gum, or the lozenge).

Talk to someone!
Talk to your doctor or healthcare professional about how they can help you quit.

Use the web!
There’s lots of websites out there to help people quit smoking, including PA Quit Logix (pa.quitlogis.org).

Tell Your Story!
Everyone can use a little inspiration sometimes. Who did you quit for? Use #AlleghenyQuitsForLife to share your story with us on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, or YouTube.

Collier Township’s Parks and Playgrounds are tobacco-free!
tobaccofreeresolution

COLLIER LIVE WELL NEWS


COLLIER TO UPDATE TRAIL MAP AND GUIDE
BY JIM SPEZIALETTI | Thursday, July 7, 2016, 11:03 a.m.

Collier has been awarded a $4,387 Active Allegheny grant from the Redevelopment Authority of Allegheny County to help develop the township’s trail network map and guide.

“It’s a small grant, but an important one,” Collier manager Sal Sirabella said.

The map and guide will update the 2013 version.

Sirabella said it will show the parts of the trail that are completed and what is being developed or planned.

The Collier trail system is a pedestrian and bicycle trail that begins at the Woodville Plantation along Route 50.

The Collier Discovery Path at Hilltop Park is being developed to connect the path from Woodville Plantation to the Nevillewood communities and then to the Panhandle Trail to Settlers Cabin park and the Botanical Gardens.

Ultimately, the path will join with the Montour Trail. The trail system in the township is more than 60 percent complete.

Sirabella said the map and guide will be sent to township residents and made available at the community center and other facilities in Collier.

He said the map will bring new users to the trail while helping current users learn about other parts of the path.

“This will help residents of Collier know what kind of amenities the path has,” Sirabella said.

The Collier discovery Path is a cornerstone of the Live Well Collier program, Sirabella said.

The township last year was designated a Live Well Allegheny community, an initiative to improve the health and wellness of county residents.

Sirabella said the township is in the process of buying two police bicycles for officers to patrol the path.

“As we build out, we want to keep the path safe,” Sirabella said.

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Click here for more information about Live Well Allegheny.

Click here to view Resolution No. 02111501, adopted by Collier Commissioners to accomplish the goals of the Live Well Allegheny Campaign.