225 Northwest 12th Avenue, Boynton Beach, FL, USA
HBB Community Conversation meeting took place on Monday January 22nd 2018 at 6:00pm at the Carolyn Sims Center in Boynton Beach. The meeting kicked off with a warm welcome, followed by the blessing of the food by Willie Aikens. During Dinner the community discussed their thoughts of Healthier Boynton Beach. There were 20 – 25 people present and many of them were familiar with HBB, however some were not. Residents were asked what came to their minds when they thought of “Healthier Boynton Beach”. Their response were: HBB connect caregivers to resources, HBB provide services and information, HBB cares, HBB help the you get fit and healthy, HBB provides education. The Project Director, Ricky Petty explained HBB in details to the community, the Healthier Together initiative and as well as the mission of HBB. Two Youth Empathizers were present for the meeting and they provide information about Youth Empathizers and answered questions. The presenter for the evening was Genesis Community Health, Lwelin Garcia. He educated the community about Genesis Community Health and the services they provide and answered questions. It was very informative and many of people of the group was not aware of Genesis or the services they provided. Mr. Garcia did a great job presenting the program and the community responded well to his personal stories and delivery of his presentation. Mr. Willie Aikens provided information about the Heart of Boynton (HOB) and thank HBB for providing the Community Conversation. He looks forward to the next meeting. Ricky Petty had a debriefing with the community. He asked for their feedback about the meeting. The feedback was very positive. The group enjoyed the food and the structure of the meeting. One of the members asked about a support group and a total of five members agree to be a part of the group. The community was interested in learning more about Legal Aid and would like them to be a presenter at the next meeting on March 19th 2018.