Bennington Wellness in partnership with Kansas Public Media Center, Inc., developed an action plan that encourages Salina residents to engage in healthy physical and socio-emotional behaviors. The plan includes virtual yoga sessions and spreading awareness of the benefits of yoga to the mind and body, especially during stressful times.

“These individuals know that yoga and other healthy physical [activities are] essential to well-being and can be difficult to do when asked to remain safely at home. They are motivated to find new ways to reach community members and came up with creative ideas to encourage people to participate and opt-in to something they can do safely at home.”

– Tamara Bauer, Facilitator

More Community Action Plans

Here’s what else is new in grassroots efforts to slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic in Kansas.

  • Old Mission United Methodist Church: Create positive messaging in support of Fairway-area teachers with neighborhood signs and banners.
  • Emporia Outlook Club: Encourage Emporia State students and faculty to get the vaccine when it becomes available to the general public by promoting its importance and sharing data on its effectiveness.
  • Scout Troop #584: Overcome the feeling of isolation by developing a pen pal program to connect scouts with elderly residents in Andover, KS.
  • St Thomas Episcopal Church: Support and show appreciation to Overland Park essential workers with quarantine care packages.
  • Leadership Dickinson County: Host a 5K event in Dickinson County to raise awareness of kids who are in at-home learning environments or quarantined and need access to daily healthy meals.

By the Numbers

Action Plans Created: 732
Meetings Completed: 759

Kansas Beats the Virus is a partnership between the Kansas Leadership Center and the State of Kansas to activate KLC’s statewide network to generate local solutions that slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic. The goal of the effort is to spark hundreds of small group meetings before the end of 2020.

Learn more about Kansas Beats the Virus and other action plans groups are developing.