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It Takes a Village to Breath Fresh Air
“It has gone better than expected,” explains Eric Boline, property manager at Villages at Essex Park. The apartment complex celebrated the one year anniversary since the property went smoke-free in 2012 with the help of the Statewide Health Improvement Program.

Green smoke free signThere to help celebrate was Kelly Corbin, Community Health Specialist with Olmsted County Public Health and Edward Ehlinger, Minnesota’s Commissioner of Health. Villages decided to go smoke-free after they found that 79 percent of Olmsted residents that live in
rentals would prefer to live in a smoke-free building. The policy also fits well with the “Med City” culture—a city dedicated to good health—that now Rochester has one more apartment complex to be excited about...more (PDF: 543KB/1 page)

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  • Hy-Vee
  • Rochester-Olmsted Planning Department
  • Olmsted County
  • RNeighbors
  • U of MN Regional Sustainable Development Partnership
  • City of Byron
  • Mayo Clinic
  • City of Eyota
  • Minnesota House of Representatives
  • Rochester Public Schools
  • City of Stewartville
  • Byron Schools
  • City of Rochester
  • United Way of Olmsted County
  • Alliance of Chicanos, Hispanics, and Latin Americans
  • Olmsted Medical Center

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Updated Wednesday, July 16, 2014 at 02:19PM