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Safety Council

Engage Estero Safety Council is made of volunteers serving as a voice for the citizens of greater Estero on safety and transportation priorities and issues. We advocate for related solutions to Village, County, and State Government organizations.

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Part 2 Public Concerns &  Future Actions 

Part 2 Public Concerns & Future Actions 

The Engage Estero Public Forum Traffic Congestion in Greater Estero (Written by Allan Bowditch, Engage estero’s Chief Communications Officer) Go to Part 1 Questions and Comments from the Public The Engage Estero team would like to thank all those who attended the...

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Part 1 Key Questions Addressed

Part 1 Key Questions Addressed

The Engage Estero Public Forum Traffic Congestion in Greater Estero (Written by Allan Bowditch, Engage estero’s Chief Communications Officer) Introduction The building boom in the Estero area started in 1998 when the airport, Florida Gulf Coast University, Miromar...

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Environment Council

Engage Estero Environment Council is a volunteer group focusing on improving water and air quality and mitigating and eliminating the effects of climate warming in greater Estero.

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Landmark Victory for Florida’s Future

Landmark Victory for Florida’s Future

Landmark victory for Florida’s future will impact the proposed Bellmar and Kingston Developments, as they cannot receive their permit through Florida’s flawed program. By the Conservancy of Southwest Florida with permission to Engage Estero. February 16, 2024 Federal...

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Health Council

Engage Estero Community Health Council comprises health* and safety-minded volunteers who think about community health comprehensively with a common desire to improve the overall health of the citizens of greater Estero.

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Understanding and Coping with Dementia

Understanding and Coping with Dementia

Health Understanding and Coping with Dementia Written by Allan Bowditch, Chief Communications Officer Engage Estero Understanding the Difference: Alzheimer’s Disease vs Dementia Dementia is a collective term that refers to various symptoms affecting cognitive...

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Let’s Make Estero A HeartSafe Community!

Let’s Make Estero A HeartSafe Community!

The facts Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA) is the leading cause of death in the United States, claiming more than 300,000 lives annually. Approximately 95 percent of SCA victims die before they reach a hospital or receive medical attention. How Can We Help Reduce This...

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Education Council

Engage Estero mobilizes volunteers in our schools, sponsors scholarships, and promotes the involvement of the community through announcements and public forums.

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Updates on Issues of Impact

Engage Estero believes the best way to get a community involved is to make sure they are aware of the issues impacting their future, and know how to impact those decisions before they are made. We conduct and publish original research and articles aimed at getting residents Engaged.

Community Health Council

Engage Estero Community Health Council comprises health* and safety-minded volunteers who think about community health comprehensively with a common desire to improve the overall health of the citizens of greater Estero.

Our Mission:
To Be a think tank for creative ideas about community health and how to impact the health of greater Estero favorably.

  • Develop strategy, plans, programs, partnerships, awareness, and initiatives that improve the health of greater Estero in a meaningful and measurable way.
  • Help define what “health” means to the community and us and engage people around that ideal
  • Organize and engage the community through education, activism, information, creativity, organizational support, and structure recommendations
  • Be the conduit and connection for resources, including but not limited to traditional medical organizations/establishments, wellness groups, fitness groups, medical professionals, and Blue Zone
  • Collaborate with other Engage Councils, community groups, healthcare organizations, and businesses to impact the health and quality of life in greater Estero
  • Investigate opportunities, grants, and financial support for our goals where needed

Our Purpose:

We exist to provide guidance, information, education, and initiatives and engage citizens in efforts that result in healthy options, decisions, and behaviors.

Our Values

Values essential to success and longevity:

  • Integrity
  • Open and honest communication
  • Respect for other ideas and expertise
  • Shared responsibility and resources
  • Follow through on what you say you will do
  • Care about what we are trying to achieve
  • Innovation and creative thinking (open to doing things in a new way)

Our Vision:

We aspire to have greater Estero Recognized As” The Healthiest Community In Florida.”

Health Campaigns…

Lee Health Coconut Point

Laboratory Services
Wellness Center
Pharmacy
Primary Care
Specialist Care

Emergency Care

24/7 care
ER Facilities
Urgent Care Options

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*Health is the state of complete physical, mental, and social well-being and not merely the absence of disease or infirmity: The World Health Organization, 1948, revised in 1976 to include the underlined text.

Articles

The Viral Trifecta is Here: What Should You Do About It?

The Viral Trifecta is Here: What Should You Do About It?

The Viral Trifecta is Here: What Should You Do About It?The viral trifecta, COVID-19, FLU, and RSV is in our midst. Before you decide, what to do about it please discuss it with your health care provider.  Here are some of the known facts:Written by Robert P. Belin,...

No such thing as a healthy tan – dermatologist

No such thing as a healthy tan – dermatologist

No such thing as a healthy tan.As we continue to be concerned about the high temperatures being recorded across the USA and Europe, Engage Estero’s management team would like to remind you of the continued need for caution when outside in the sun not just from...

What you need to do when visiting the doctor/caregiver 

What you need to do when visiting the doctor/caregiver 

What you Need to do when Visiting the Doctor/CaregiverWhen you are all set for your yearly, or an upcoming appointment with your primary care provider or practice nurse, your provider maybe ready for you, but are you?Your physician and other caregivers have limited...

The Dangers Associated with Septic Systems

The Dangers Associated with Septic Systems

The Dangers Associated with Septic SystemsEstero has changed dramatically since the first inhabitants settled in the early 1900s. These early settlement areas did not have sanitary sewer systems, and homes relied on wells and septic systems. Some of those holdover...

CPR –An Emergency Life Saving Procedure

CPR –An Emergency Life Saving Procedure

CPR –An Emergency Life Saving Procedure       An Important Message on CPR from ECCL’s Health Council’s Cardiac Subcommittee. According to American Heart Association statistics, 350,000 cardiac arrests occur outside of the hospital each year. Seventy percent of...

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