Welcome to the Community Well-Being Challenge!

Join the FREE Community-Wide Challenge to THRIVE!

How It Works

Join us for the first annual Community Well-Being Challenge to explore the many accessible resources, events, and activities that lead to greater longevity. The 2023 Community Well-Being Challenge launches on April 3 and runs through December 31.

Thrive Umpqua and dozens of community partners will be offering free classes, hosting exciting events, offering unique exploration opportunities, and much more. Participants are invited to participate in at least six well-being activities throughout the year that correspond to the six Longevity Principles: Move More, Connect, Live on Purpose, Plant Slant, Unwind and Positive Outlook.

No manual tracking or logging of activities required! Thrive Umpqua will track your attendance at each of the events/activities and you will be entered to win gift cards and prizes each month and for the final Grand Prizes at the end of the Challenge!

Eligible activities will be communicated through monthly emails, periodic text message reminders (for those who opt in), and on this webpage. Check out the Upcoming Events section below.

Get Started – Register Here

 Step 1: Fill out a short registration form to get started! 

Upcoming Events / Activities

Step 2: Mark your calendar and attend at least 6 events/activities by December 31st to complete the Challenge and enter to win the Grand Prizes!


Move More
  • Tuesday, April 6th – National Walking Day Community Walk at Ford’s Pond, Sutherlin at 5:30pm
  • Saturday, April 15th – Walk with a Doc at YMCA East Parking Lot at 8am
  • Sunday, April 23rd – Earth Day Community Bike Ride in Stewart Park at 3:30pm
  • Saturday, April 22nd – Stop by our booth at the Community Baby Shower, learn about our upcoming nutrition classes and programs for families at Roseburg High School from 9am-3pm
  • Saturday, April 29th – Stop by our booth at the Celebrate Children Day at Wildlife Safari Village from 11am-3pm
  • Saturday, April 29th – Come see us at Healthy Children’s Day at the YMCA from 9-11am
  • Friday, April 28th – Volunteer at our street beautification project from 9am-Noon as we weed and plant new shrubs/flowers to brighten up SE Stephens. Email connect@thriveumpqua.com to sign up! We will meet at the Senior Center at 1614 SE Stephens Street.
Plant Slant
  • Friday, April 28th – Healthy Shopping Tour at Sherm’s Thunderbird Market from 6-7:30pm. Email stayfresh@ucveg.org to register 

May Events

Move More

Bike Month in May

Join our community in celebrating the many reasons to ride during National Bike Month in May along with our community partners.

Rethinking Streets Presentation by Dr. Marc Schlossberg

Thursday, May 4th at 6pm
Ford Room, Roseburg Public Library,  Roseburg

Please RSVP for the event here.

Thrive Umpqua is hosting an exciting presentation by Dr. Marc Schlossberg, a renowned Professor of City & Regional Planning at the University of Oregon and author of Rethinking Streets. This is a great opportunity to learn more about the importance of biking and how it can positively impact our communities. 

Cinco De Mayo Bike and Dine Ride 

Friday, May 5th at 6pm
Meet at the Thrive Umpqua Office, 566 SE Jackson Street , Roseburg

Email connect@thriveumpqua.com to sign up!

Join Thrive Umpqua and Umpqua Velo Club for bike rides for a good cause! Let’s support our local restaurants while enjoying some exercise and delicious food! On May 5th we will take a neighborhood bike ride that will end at Salud Brewery to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! Bike route will be posted to our Facebook Event Page. 

Bike Fair

Friday, May 19th 2-5pm
Stewart Park Basketball Courts

Kids and families are invited to bring their bike and helmet to the Bike Fair to ride a bike skills course, and we’ll share information on safe riding, some bike handling tips along with fun games and prizes! We will also offer some bike maintenance and limited bike tune ups too. Bikes and helmets available for those who don’t have their own. The Taco Da Town food truck will be there with some delicious menu specials too.

Walk with a Doc

Saturday, May 20th at 8am
YMCA East Parking Lot (next to volleyball courts)

A short educational discussion followed by a group walk along the Stewart Park Walking Path. This walk is led by Dr. Alim Karim of Aviva Health and the Roseburg Family Medicine Residency Program. 

Plant Slant

Gardening Workshop: Grow Your Own Microgreens

Saturday, May 20th, 11am-1pm at Westside Community Garden
Register Here: https://bit.ly/3C52syG

In this free, hands-on gardening workshop, we’ll be teaching basic skills on how to grow sprouts, microgreens, and garden seedlings. We’ll have a recipe idea for you to sample, inspired by microgreens. We’ll have a raffle for surprise giveaways to help you get started. Come and learn this sustainable and simple strategy for growing fresh micronutrient-rich greens in your home, all year long!

Plant Slant Cooking Class

Monday, May 22nd, 5:30-7pm at the Ford Room, Roseburg Public Library 
Register here.

Join us for a Plant-Based Cooking Classes with UC-VEG! Translating complex scientific nutrition information into simple, tasty, health-promoting meals.


Shopping Tour at Sherm’s Thunderbird

Saturday, May 27th, 8:30-10am
Reserve your spot for the tour at ucvegamericorps@gmail.com or 541-378-6359.

Walking through the aisles of our local grocery store, you may find yourself passing by the same fruits, vegetables and grains, over and over again. Learn about the treasures that these foods hold, and how to unlock them through creative recipes!

VeggieRx Booth at Umpqua Valley Farmer’s Market

Saturdays in May from 9am-1pm

Stop by our weekly VeggieRx Booth for a quick cooking demo, a wealth of nutrition resources and recipe samples!


Hope Springs Eternal Fair 

Saturday, May 6th, 11am-4pm at Aviva Health Parking Lot, 150 NE Kenneth Ford Drive

Stop by our booth at this family-friendly fair to pick up your very own lavender growing kit and a fun gardening craft for kids of all ages.

Barks and Recreation by Saving Grace

Saturday, May 20th, Noon-4pm at Stewart Park

Join us for a day of fun for the whole family at the 2nd Annual Barks and Recreation. Come and enjoy kid and pet friendly vendors, live music, food carts, beer and wine garden, doggie contests, microchips and vaccines, and more! Well mannered, dog friendly dogs on leashes are welcome.




    June Events

    First Thursday Event at ODHS

    Thursday, June 1st, 10am-2pm

    Department of Human Services Parking Lot – 738 W Harvard Ave, Roseburg

    Stop by our booth at this monthly gathering of community resources for some free swag and information on all of our well-being programs! Rumor has it there will be a free BBQ and a dunk tank too! 

    Summer Kick Off 

    Saturday, June 10th, 11am-3pm

    Myrtle Creek Library, 231 NE Division St, Myrtle Creek

    Stop by our carnival booth at for games, food and fun! This event is hosted by Adapt Integrated Health Care, Creating Community Resilience and Friends of Myrtle Creek Library.

    Hispanic Heritage Night

    Saturday, June 17th, Noon-6pm

    Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 2011 West Bertha Avenue, Roseburg

    Come see us at the Hispanic Heritage Night from noon-6pm! Enjoy live performances, games and activities for the whole family and food. 

    Sip and Sample

    Thursday, June 1st, 5-6pm

    Sunnyside Theater, 663 SE Jackson St. Roseburg

    Join us for a free Sip and Sample Happy Hour event at the legendary Sunnyside Theater in downtown Roseburg! Learn and sample creative, easy, fresh and healthy recipes demonstrated, and prepared by Professional Chefs. Receive take-home recipes perfect for the summer heat. For those 21 years and older, wine is available upon request. 

    Trails Day

    Friday, June 2nd, 2:30-3:30pm

    Meet at the Duck Pond Parking Lot (next to Fred Meyer), 929 NW Garden Valley Blvd, Roseburg

    In celebration of National Trails Day, we’re inviting the community to get outside, connect, and roll up your sleeves to keep the Umpqua River Trail beautiful! Volunteer with Thrive Umpqua and the UCC Athletics Department in cleaning up litter along the trail from the Duck Pond to the YMCA. We’ll meet at the Duck Pond to hand out supplies to clean the trail. Free refreshments will be provided to all volunteers at the end of the clean-up! 

    Gateway Garden Work Bee

    Saturday, June 3rd, 10am-2pm

    Meet at the Gateway Community Garden (next to Roseburg Senior Center), 1614 SE Stephens St, Roseburg

    Help our community grow more food! The Gateway Garden has been through a lot over the past few months, including being hit by a car. But it’s recovery is coming along thanks to community volunteers and our partner organizations. You’re invited to get it ready for this season’s gardeners! Meet at the Gateway Garden just adjacent to Roseburg Senior Center.

    Easy Community Bike Rides

    Tuesday evenings all summer, 6pm

    Meet at the locomotive in Stewart Park (during Half Shell nights meet at Roseburg High School), Roseburg

    A great family-friendly bike ride hosted by Umpqua Velo Club! All ages and levels are welcome to attend. Helmets are required.

    Walk with a Doc

    Saturday, June 27th at 8am

    YMCA East Parking Lot (next to volleyball courts)

    A short educational discussion followed by a group walk along the Stewart Park Walking Path. This walk is led by Dr. Alim Karim of Aviva Health and the Roseburg Family Medicine Residency Program. 

    Yoga in the Park

    Every Saturday starting June 17th thru August 26th, 10am

    Stewart Park Half Shell, Roseburg

    Spend your Saturday mornings this summer decompressing with a yoga class while surrounded by nature and the sound of the Umpqua river. Yoga in the Park is co-sponsored by Roseburg Parks & Recreation, Zen Den Yoga and Thrive Umpqua!

    Cooking Class: Baby’s First Foods

    Tuesday, June 20th, 10-11am

    Douglas Education Service District, 1871 NE Stephens, Roseburg 

    Learn how to introduce solids to an infant and how to mash up easy meals from scratch! If you have a baby, bring them along and they can do recipe tasting! Participants will receive a complimentary guidebook. This program is in partnership with Take Root Parenting Hub and UC-VEG. Register here.


    Shopping Tour at Sherm’s Thunderbird

    Friday, June 23rd, 6-7:30pm
    Reserve your spot for the tour at ucvegamericorps@gmail.com or 541-378-6359.

    Walking through the aisles of our local grocery store, you may find yourself passing by the same fruits, vegetables and grains, over and over again. Learn about the treasures that these foods hold, and how to unlock them through creative recipes!


    Free T-Shirts! Everyone who registers will receive a free Thrive Umpqua t-shirt!

    Monthly Prize Drawings

    All participants who have completed at least one activity or event that month will be entered into a random prize drawing! Winners will be announced the first Monday of each month. Next announcement coming Monday, June 1st! Winners will be notified by by email and text message (if they opted in to text message alerts).

    Grand Prizes

    All participants who complete at least six activities by December 31st and a short final survey will be entered into the Grand Prize Drawing featuring outdoor excursions, family friendly activity vouchers, fitness and wellness gear, gift certificates to local eateries and grocery stores, and more! The lucky winners be announced in early January 2024!

    Congratulations to our monthly prize winners in May! They each won their choice of a $50 gift card to Sherm’s, Dino’s or REI!

    May Monthly Winners


    Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)