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    The Lancaster Downtowners: A tapestry of unique stories

    The Downtowners are a growing community of vibrant older adults from Lancaster City and beyond who are connected for support, assistance, and socialization while appreciating all that their hometown has to offer. They support local businesses, restaurants, theatre, and the arts, and they welcome opportunities to volunteer their services whenever the opportunity arises.

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    Health of the City: The Food Farmacy is combatting food insecurity

    Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health’s Food Farmacy program is paving the way to decrease food insecurity and increase access to healthy food and nutrition education in Lancaster County.

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    Health of the City: Lead-Free Families

    Lead-Free Families is the new program recently launched by Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health to identify and remediate lead hazards in Lancaster County homes. Lead exposure and poisoning is a significant health issue among children in Lancaster County, with blood lead levels here among the highest in the state.

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    Fresh Face: Chestnut Street Investment Counsel

    Independent investment firms—like Chestnut Street Investment Counsel, which she owns and operates—manage each client’s portfolio with no brokerage conflicts of interest.

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    Exploring Lancaster’s Outdoor Gems

    When it comes to the unique features of Lancaster County, our community’s waste management system probably isn’t the first thing that comes to mind. And yet, how we manage our trash in Lancaster County garners national attention and accolades, both in how we manage the material AND the positive impact of these efforts on the local community.

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    Giving Back: Tru2You

    By connecting the Lancaster City youth to local artists and community leaders, the mentors and coaches Gray and Miller-Shell hope to inspire the next generation to express themselves through art.

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    Think Big Picture: Lancaster Filmmakers

    Lancaster is the future of film. With larger-than-life sound stages, innovative production companies, and a diverse cast of filmmakers, the local film industry is booming.

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    Sounds of the City: Penn Square Music

    Bringing music to Lancaster!

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    Eliance Health Solutions and Penn Medicine HealthWorks: Working Together to Support the Health of Lancaster Businesses

    Having a robust and healthy workforce is more important than ever for employers. The Eliance Health Solutions and Penn Medicine HealthWorks teams are working to improve the health of the Lancaster community by bringing programs directly to local employers so they can achieve smarter spending and improve employee health.

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    The 43rd Annual Long’s Park Art Festival: September 3–5

    Long's Park Amphitheater is excited to host its 43rd annual Art Festival on Labor Day weekend, starting Friday, September 3rd and ending Sunday, the 5th.

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    Joining Forces for Children: Providing resources to kids impacted by addiction through Penn Medicine LG Health

    Joining Forces for Children, a program of Lancaster County Joining Forces, is a collaborative project led by Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health. The program is focused on caring for children impacted by addiction, working to enhance communication and collaboration among service providers and to identify opportunities to increase access to evidence-based, trauma-informed services for children impacted by addiction disorders. As part of the program, a family advocate provides individualized resource navigation for children and their caregivers.

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    Young Lungs at Play: Creating safer spaces through Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

    Across the state of Pennsylvania, communities are creating tobacco-free spaces for children to play as part of the statewide program, Young Lungs at Play (YLAP). In Lancaster County, Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health is at the forefront of supporting this program along with offering nicotine-free services for the community.

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