Americans spend hundreds of thousands of dollars treating
6 in 10 Americans have a chronic disease. 4 in 10 have two or more.
60% of Douglas County residents have one or more chronic conditions.
Chronic diseases are conditions that last 1 year or more and
require ongoing medical attention or limit activities of daily
living or both. Among these, heart disease, stroke, kidney
disease, cancer, and diabetes are the leading causes of death and disability in the United States.
87% of U.S. deaths are due to preventable chronic diseases.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Douglas County Community Health Assessment 2018
Thundering Water is a revolutionary recreation and wellness experience focused on disrupting downstream disease management with upstream healthcare, the effects of which will ripple through communities, changing lives for good.
70-90% of chronic diseases can be prevented by making behavioral modifications to diet and movement.*
Upstream healthcare is preventative, taking care of your health now, before a chronic disease develops. It’s addressing the whole person - mind, body, and soul.
National Institute of Health
Thundering Water’s revolutionary "upstream" solution will help individuals and families in Douglas County learn lifestyle changes that will keep them out of the doctor's office, while having fun and forming lasting bonds.
Having a unique recreational experience will offer a fun place with endless opportunities for outdoor sports and activities; as well as a place for nutritious meal options, and a wholesome environment to bond with family and neighbors in an active, engaging setting.
Making recreational activities available for families and showcasing the benefits of a healthy lifestyle will:
• GET RESIDENTS MOVING.
• INCREASE THE CONSUMPTION OF WHOLE PLANT FOODS.
• EMPOWER A COMMUNITY TO RECLAIM OWNERSHIP OF
THEIR PERSONAL HEALTH.
• CONNECT RESIDENTS TO COMMUNITY PARTNERS THAT
CAN LEAD TO LONG-TERM HEALTH AND WELLNESS
HABITS AND LIFESTYLES.