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LiveWell Springfield Coalition Receives Nearly $100,000 Grant for Age-Friendly City Project
On behalf of the LiveWell Springfield Coalition, Partners for a Healthier Community receives $99,988 from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation to lead an Age Friendly City Project to create a senior leadership program that will train older adults to be effective age-friendly community advocates.


Visit  LiveWell Springfield for more information about their activities. 
Promotion of Energy Audits Kicks off Launch to Springfield's Climate Action and Resilience Plan
On Wednesday, September 6, Mayor Sarno announced Springfield's "Strong, Healthy and Just: Climate Action and Resilience Plan". This plan came together through the participation of hundreds of residents and the hard work of community partners and the Climate Action & Resilience working group, including Pioneer Valley Planning Commission, Partners for a Healthier CommunityArise for Social Justice and the Springfield Climate Justice Coalition

The city aims to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 80 percent by 2050, and the mayor urged residents to take advantage of free home energy audits and financial aid to make their homes more energy efficient.

Interested in a free energy audit? Visit Ener-G-Save for more information. If you receive fuel assistance, please contact Springfield Partners for Community Action.

Check out these upcoming events
9/13: David Billings, Anti-racist Organizer to Speak in Springfield
David Billings will be reading from his book Deep Denial: The Persistence of White Supremacy in United States History and Life. Deep Denial focuses primarily on the deeply embedded notion of white supremacy, and tells us why we remain, in the words o the author, a nation hard-wired by race. 

Wednesday, September 13th
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.
Scibelli Enterprise Center
1 Federal Street, Springfield, MA

9/17: Springfield Puerto Rican Parade
Partners for a Healthier Community invites you (and family and friends) to attend the 2017 Springfield Puerto Rican Parade taking place on Sunday, September 17th . Parade begins at 11:00 a.m . Parade Route starting on Main Street in the North End through Downtown Springfield.

This year's parade theme is "Generaciones Progresando" (Progressing Generations) and this "must attend" event promises an abundance of dancing, music, culture, and unity -- all elements that embody the Puerto Rican culture.  
Starting 9/25: Construction Skills Training Program for Springfield Residents
Free, eight-week, 200 hour construction skills training program available to unemployed or underemployed Springfield residents from certain neighborhoods.

For more information, please view the flyer .