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to walk, bike, eat, and play!

Live Well Kingston is a city-endorsed coalition of organizations, businesses and individuals that work together to improve the environment, culture, and opportunities in Kingston, NY for residents to lead healthier lives.


We are Age Well,Travel Well, Eat Well, and Play Well.


Supporting environmental changes in Kingston that improve Senior Citizens' access to opportunities for active and healthy aging.


Providing transportation agencies & the City of Kingston with tools & recommendations to develop a more complete system that fosters active transportation & healthy living.


Supporting and promoting local efforts to improve access to healthy foods throughout the community.


Supporting policy, systems and environmental change to facilitate growth and maintenance of public parks, recreational facilities and open spaces.

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Live Well Kingston envisions a community environment that promotes and supports healthier lifestyle choices.


Live Well Kingston brings partners and residents together to facilitate policy, environmental, and systems changes that result in a healthy and active community.

What We Do

The Live Well Kingston coalition:

  • Serves as a resource for education and a catalyst for decisions that foster healthy attitudes
  • Acts as a catalyst of programming, policy, systems and environmental change
  • Improves access to healthy, affordable, local food for children and families
  • Improves access to parks for active play through environmental changes and programming
  • Improves access to a safe and enjoyable walking and bicycling environment
  • Creates synergies among organizations to provide healthy eating and physical activity programming for families and children using Kingston’s assets
  • Creates alignment among the efforts of several organizations and groups

By coming together as one network working in alignment toward a common goal, Live Well Kingston members are able to:

  • Define a common agenda
  • Build knowledge and alignment through shared measurement and regular meetings
  • Work more efficiently with mutually reinforcing activities
  • Build alliances and partnerships to attract shared funding sources
  • Improve multiple health indicators simultaneously

How We Operate

The Live Well Kingston coalition is led by a Leadership Team that meets quarterly. The real work happens within our Focus Teams – Travel Well, Eat Well, Play Well, and Age Well. The Focus Teams bring together partners already working in the topic area to foster communications and synergies. We also have three standing committees the Media and Communications Committee, the Fund Development Committee, and the Event Planning Committee.

We welcome new members and volunteers any time to join one of our Focus Teams or standing committees. To find out how you can become a member, click here.

Who We Are

  • Megan Weiss-Rowe Director of Communications,
    City of Kingston
  • Melinda Herzog
    Melinda Herzog Cornell Cooperative Extension Ulster County
  • Rose Quinn Ulster County BOCES
    Vice Chair of the LWK Leadership Team

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  • "I love that from where we live we can walk and bike to everything we need: our daughter's school, the YMCA, a couple coffee shops, boutiques, a hardware store, a wonderful farmer's market with local and organic produce, a supermarket and many great restaurants."

    Emily Flynn

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