Lorain County Public Health recently partnered with Kendal at Oberlin and CoWork Oberlin to develop new policies and to set up lactation rooms to support breastfeeding mothers. Both Kendal and CoWork Oberlin now have private rooms for breastfeeding mothers to use with features like refrigerators for breastmilk and comfortable seating.
Age-related changes, disabilities, and chronic health conditions may make it difficult to go grocery shopping, especially in rural locations and for people with a low income. The Coalition for Quality Aging (CQA), which works to improve the quality of aging for older adults in Lorain County, identified this barrier and worked to find solutions. CQA partners at Oberlin Community Services (OCS) proposed to test out a food delivery service for people in southern Lorain County who can’t get to the store due to disability or age-related challenges.