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“Choose Happiness” is a new framework for our community’s plans, efforts and engagement.

Our Vision

To be a town where people care if you’re happy.

For closer study, a pdf version of the Choose Happiness video presentation is available for review here.

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Our Values

We affirm that EVERY Tamaquan has innate value and dignity.

We are good neighbors.

We have heart.

Our Mission

To create the opportunity for Tamaquans to be connected to the community by participating in the Framework for Happiness

Five Factors in the Framework for Happiness

Financial Health

Money may not be able to buy happiness, but financial health is certainly a contributing factor when people report how happy they are!

Health & Wellness

“Well, at least you have your health!” is not just something you say. Physical and mental health and wellness can be important to happiness.

Social Relationships

Having positive people in your life and meaningful connections with friends and family can lead to happiness.

Sense of Purpose

On a mission? People who have a clear sense of purpose in life tend to report being happier than those who do not.

Community Engagement

Participating, volunteering, voting and engaging in civic activities correlate with happiness – those attending civic meetings already know that!

According to the Census Bureau, “The U.S. Constitution mandates a census of the population every 10 years. The 2020 Census will count everyone who lives in the United States as of April 1, 2020 (Census Day). Census statistics are used to determine the number of seats each state holds in the U.S. House of Representatives and informs how billions of dollars in federal funds will be allocated by state, local and federal lawmakers annually for the next 10 years.”

An accurate count in the Tamaqua Area means our friends, our neighbors and ourselves will secure proper representation in all levels of government and get the benefit of equitable access to important resources that our community needs. That’s why each of us should do our part by making sure we are counted.

Tamaqua Counts panel

Where do you think we are now?

(Answer the questions then click the submit button at the end of the survey)

How many hearts from 1 to 10 would you give Tamaqua in each of the areas listed?
Rate Tamaqua's Financial Health from 1 to 10 with 10 the strongest.
Rate Tamaqua's Physical & Mental Health from 1 to 10 with 10 the strongest.
Rate Tamaqua's Social Relationships from 1 to 10 with 10 the strongest.
Rate Tamaqua's Sense of Purpose from 1 to 10 with 10 the strongest.
Rate Tamaqua's Community Engagement from 1 to 10 with 10 the strongest.

And How About You?

How many hearts from 1 to 10 would you give yourself in each of the areas listed?
Rate your Financial Health from 1 to 10 with 10 the strongest.
Rate your Physical & Mental Health from 1 to 10 with 10 the strongest.
Rate your Social Relationships from 1 to 10 with 10 the strongest.
Rate your Sense of Purpose from 1 to 10 with 10 the strongest.
Rate your Community Engagement from 1 to 10 with 10 the strongest.

Let us hear from you

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Choose Happiness is an outreach of
Tamaqua Area Community Partnership
125 Pine Street
Tamaqua, Pennsylvania 18252
570-668-1192

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