The Way to Wellville Promotes and 

Advocates for Healthy Lifestyles in 

Clatsop County

Introducing The Way to Wellville

Our goal is to build networks through community organizing to increase access to and use of beneficial services, activities and resources to improve the health of Clatsop County residents. The following four focus areas were determined to have the greatest community benefit. Explore each category by moving your cursor over the interactive icons to learn more about the programs.

Community Wellness
Economic Opportunity
Emotional Health
Health Care Access

Featured Story

  • Libraries step up with summer programs

    Jul 12, 2019

    By Sue Cody

    On a somewhat gray Thursday in June, children streamed into the Astoria library with adults in tow to watch a performance by Pegasus Puppet Theatre.

    As they entered and sat on the floor, older kids recognized different constellations on panels across the top of the black stage. On the left, Hercules held a club high above the head of Medusa, the many-headed serpent. On the right, stood Mount Olympus.

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    Telling stories from Greek mythology, the puppeteer was visible as he worked the rod puppets with amazing skill. Pegasus flew around the room, tempting children to reach for him. A giant crab representing the constellation Cancer snapped playfully at the kids.

    Nearly 100 people attended the Pegasus Puppet Theatre performance in Astoria. More enjoyed the performance at the libraries in Seaside and Warrenton.

    Local libraries have become a summertime gathering place for children, with story times, reading challenges and special events. Research shows keeping children involved in reading and learning activities over the summer helps them retain academic gains from the previous school year.

    Upcoming library programs

    • Dr. David Taylor discusses “Dinosaurs, Field Notes from a Paleontologist” at the Seaside Library at 1 p.m. on July 6.
    • In Warrenton, events include studies on bugs, horses and outer space.
    • Space exploration for kids in kindergarten through eighth grade takes place every Tuesday at the Astoria Library.
    • Alex Zerbe, “The Zaniac,” will deliver comedy, juggling and magic at all three libraries on July 16:
    • Astoria Public Library 10:15 a.m.
    • Seaside Public Library 1 p.m.
    • Warrenton Community Library 3:30 p.m.

    For more events, check out your library Facebook page or calendar on the web:

    Astoria: astorialibrary.org/dept/Library

    Warrenton: ci.warrenton.or.us/library

    Seaside: seasidelibrary.org/

    The Way to Wellville and its sponsor, the Columbia Pacific CCO, encourage kids of all ages to read, all year long.

What's New 

 

Put a spark back in your life:
Get out and exercise!

The Way to Wellville is working with small businesses to create Work Place Wellness Programs. One of these programs is our Way to Wellville Activity Card. If your small business is interested in starting a Work Place Wellness Program please contact us at vandusens@careoregon.org.

The Activity card is a way to help employees find what kind of exercise might work for them. We have partnered with local businesses, agencies and parks to get you started for FREE. Below are examples of what activities you can try for free here in Clatsop County. 

Front Copy of FInal Card
Final Picture of Card Back

Who We Are

  • Our Strategic Council

    Way to Wellville is supported in Clatsop County by our Strategic Council. The Strategic Council is responsible for identifying potential health promotion projects, providing oversight for Way to Wellville developed initiatives, leadership in the community promoting Way to Wellville and partner organization, and effectively represent a wide variety of community viewpoints.
  • Community Partners

    Community Partners throughout Clatsop County are coming together to help Way to Wellville succeed in our mission. Learn more about our current partners and how your organization can get involved.
  • Our Staff

    Clatsop County's Way to Wellville program is organized by a small team of dedicated individuals alongside our partners throughout the community. Learn more about who we are, what we do and how to contact us if you would like to get involved.

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