Manchester Approved Interventions

3 New Interventions

1. Manchester Mirror Outreach - $2200 – The coalition will partner with the Manchester Mirror to advertise the coalition on a weekly basis. A ½ page format in the Mirror print edition will be reserved for coalition use each month. For additional information, go to and


2. Senior Nutrition Programs - $5200 – The Manchester Area Senior Citizens Council (MASCC) proposes a one-time intervention to expand existing nutrition offerings with more fruits, vegetables and lean proteins. The coalition will work with MASCC to provide health and wellness workshops during one monthly meal.    


3. Manchester Wellness Center MMLB Challenge - $5800 – A Manchester community-wide challenge to lose two thousand cumulative pounds will kick-off this year with the distribution of 100 activity trackers to monitor steps and movement. The MWC will monitor participant progress and offer incentives for weekly weigh-ins and two grand prizes.


9 Continuing Interventions


4. Phase 2 – Shared Use Trail - $20,000 – Phase 2 will consist of construction expenses to complete the remaining stone segments of the trail west of the Manchester Mill Pond, and east from Main Street to the Village limit. All residents and visitors to Manchester can enjoy Manchester’s investment in our parks and village walkability. Phase 1 was funded and implemented in year 1.


5. Stress Management - $1000 – Expanding stress management strategies to 5th and 7th graders in the Manchester Schools will provide us the opportunity to reach both students and families. This intervention will purchase materials and supplies and additional outreach to parent/teacher conferences.


6. Manchester Farmer’s Market - $6000 – Our Farmer’s Market is a place where local farmers and artisans can come together to increase access to locally grown produce and crafts. This year, food education modules and music events will be added to our popular venue.


7. Manchester SRSLY - $20,600 – Now in year 2, Manchester SRSLY is a community coalition dedicated to the prevention of destructive behavior in youth. SRSLY uses multiple strategies and a focus on youth leadership and community engagement to prevent youth substance abuse for students 10-18 years old and their families. Progress will be monitored through the MiPhy anonymous survey and participant units of engagement.


8. Gazebo Concerts - $2000 – Hosted by the Village of Manchester, 7-8 concerts  will be planned over the warm months to offer local residents an opportunity to connect and socialize with community members of all ages.


9. Dance Manchester! - $2400 – With oversight from the Manchester Wellness Center, Dance- Manchester proposes 9 community wide dances for adults of all ages. Contra dancing and traditional dancing are great ways to increase physical activity and have fun. Monthly dances will be hosted at Emmanuel United Church of Christ from September through May.


10. Safe Routes to School Coordinator - $5000 – Now in its 4th year in the Manchester community, Manchester Schools and the Village of Manchester work together with other community organizations and local law enforcement to engage youth to bike and walk to school.


11. Run Manchester/Street Festival - $2000 – With a new oversight organization in Riverfolk Music and Arts, the Run Manchester 5K run/walk returns after a one-year absence because of bridge construction.


12. Summer Swimming Classes - $2800 – Kids Club at the Chelsea Beach Pool adds a needed summer service for youth ages 5-12 to increase their physical activity in a valuable lifetime sport - swimming. Transportation to swimming lessons at Beach Pool in Chelsea is offered to all students in the Manchester area through Community Education.