West Denver health and nutrition education hub
ARAMARK, a global professional services company, announced that it will be creating an ARAMARK Building Community Opportunity Zone in west Denver. The zone is intended to be a "hub for ongoing nutrition and wellness programs at Southwest Improvement Council (SWIC), which provides health and human services programs, affordable housing, meals for senior citizens and other services to underserved neighborhoods of west Denver." People who are looking at real estate in Denver can rest assured that the community is working to improve neighborhoods and ensure residents are being taken care of.
The announcement also noted that many west Denver residents, in particular the elderly, have high rates of diabetes, heart disease and other nutrition-related illnesses. The company will additionally be launching a series of workshops on various health and wellness topics designed to inform residents and help them combat their health issues.
SWIC is a nonprofit charity organization that was formed by residents of the Westwood neighborhood. According to City-Data, Westwood has a population of roughly 15,000 people. Green Print Denver says Westwood is "a single family community, with a diverse business environment." The neighborhood is between South Sheridan Boulevard and South Federal Boulevard.