City offering social service supports in light of COVID-19 pandemic

April 1, 2020




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LETHBRIDGE, AB – 
The City of Lethbridge is working hard to help the community during the global COVID-19 pandemic.

The city says staff has been working with local partners to identify areas of need for the community during the health crisis. About 16 subcommittees have been created to address and support residents during the tough times.

One subcommittee has focused on activity-based resources for youth and families. They’ve been compiling a list of healthy and active activities to share with the community.

The group is led by Lethbridge Family Services Immigrant Services Department Manager, Kristina Larkin. It includes staff from the Lethbridge Early Years Coalition, Boys & Girls Club of Lethbridge and the Sweetgrass Youth Alliance.

The city has also noted the website https://activelethbridge.ca/, which was created in 2012 as part of the Active Community Strategy the city participated in at that time.

The resource site was created with support from the City of Lethbridge, Lethbridge Sport Council, Alberta Health Services and Be Fit For Life. The website lists out organizations offering active living opportunities, displays where parks are in the community and what activities are allowed at each one.

It also offers tips on healthy eating.

“The use of this resource has seen information shared for different age groups and for ideas of things that can be done at home,” the city stated in a release.

“The City has supported this as an opportunity to try to locate this information in one, easy to find location.”

Beginning this week, updates will be provided by this subcommittee, along with information contributed by Alberta Health Services, the City of Lethbridge, Be Fit For Life and the Lethbridge Sport Council.

Residents are invited to share any activity suggestions by contacting Kristina Larkin at klarkin@lfsfamily.ca.


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