Promoting Health and Wellness in the Creston & Belknap Neighborhoods​


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For support where you are (adult, youth, or family) call (616) 333-1000. The Mobile Crisis Response Team will meet you where you are.
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Mental health is critical to our overall well-being and can affect our thinking, mood, and behavior.


All members of the Creston community are valued as individuals as well as important to the community.


A balanced diet promotes energy, weight loss, and a longer, fulfilling life. Enjoy monthly articles about eating and living healthy from health expert sources.


Everyone needs physical activity to stay healthy. So we’ve provided the following tools to help you and your family make small changes that can add up to big health benefits!


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As we focus on heart health this month, we appreciate Alan Hartline’s devotion to making fresh produce available to the community. Alan is owner of Kingma’s Market where products are often delivered directly from the field or orchard almost daily.

Kingma’s overall focus is on local food. Hartline said 50 percent of what the store sells is local. He says this cuts down on the store’s carbon footprint, something that’s important to him and shoppers.

Hartline explains that Kingma’s works with a local farm that operates a greenhouse, so even during the winter, customers can be assured of fresh, local produce. “When there is snow on the ground in January, we are still going to have fresh spinach, kale and beets,” he said. “It’s all organic. Since it’s grown inside it doesn’t require pesticides.

Alan has established a reputation for promoting a healthy community. You will find Alan at most community events, many times as a sponsor. He is committed to business practices that promote individual health as a key criteria for the well-being of our community.


We are a group of individuals, churches, non-profits, and community organizations who meet regularly to promote health and wellness within the Creston and Belknap neighborhoods. We share resources, learn together, and work to make the North End the healthiest it can be. LEARN MORE