WINTER GARDEN, Fla. (November 2019) — Two new grants announced today by the West Orange Healthcare District are focused on improving health and wellness for the oldest and youngest residents of west Orange County.

The grants were awarded to:

  • Winter Garden Art Association, which received a $21,570 grant to cover the cost of art classes for seniors experiencing various stages of memory loss, dementia and Alzheimer’s disease. Two painting classes will be offered at SoBo Art Center in Winter Garden and Orlando Health Memory Care and Rehabilitation Center in Ocoee.
  • Children’s Safety Village of Central Florida, which received a $15,000 grant to cover the cost of providing safety education and training programs to 2,800 children living in west Orange County. The programs include instruction in water, fire, gun and internet safety, as well as staying safe when walking and riding a bike.

About the West Orange Healthcare District

The West Orange Healthcare District (WOHD) is an independent special healthcare district created in 1949 by the Florida Legislature and governed by a 16-member board appointed by the Governor of Florida. Since 2012, the District has awarded more than $180 million in local community grants to enhance residents’ health and wellness. For more, visit The District is also a proud founding champion of “Healthy West Orange,” a grassroots movement to inspire west Orange County to become the healthiest community in the nation. For more, visit