Calendar

Mar
7
Mon
Zoom Zone–Spring Session #1 & #2 @ Zoom Zone USA (Above McGill's, Next to Billy's Roast Beef)
Mar 7 – May 27 all-day

A place for connecting. ~mind ~body ~heart ~family ~community

Spring Session Flyer-ZoomZone

Spring Session #1: March 7th – April 15th

Spring Session #2: April 24th – May 27th
Adults: Yoga, Zumba, Pilates, Positive Psychology, Weight Loss & Stress Reduction Groups
Family: Music and Movement Classes, Family Zumba, Open Play Times, Movie Nights
Children: Games & Exercise Classes, Specialty Yoga, Siblings Support Group, Book Clubs

Zoom Zone is an enrichment studio promoting community wellness through a variety of classes, activities and services. We’re all about fun, fitness and friends for all ages and stages. Zoom Zone is a “greater-good” business, meaning 10% of revenue is donated to support nonprofits/initiatives serving children and families. Come join a community of kindness.

Plenty of on-street parking available.

May
2
Mon
Go Screen-Free
May 2 – May 8 all-day

May 2-8, 2016 is Screen-Free week, the annual celebration where millions of people turn off their televisions, computer screens and video games.

The reality is that kids are spending way too much time in front of screens – an average of 32 hours a week for preschoolers, and more than 50 hours for older kids.  The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends no screen time for children under 2 and less than 2 hours per day for older kids.

We all know that a lot of screen time is bad for children.  Just how bad, you ask?  Toddler screen time is linked with reduced physical activity and higher BMI.  For children of all ages, time spent in front of screens is associated with childhood obesity.  In fact, children with a television in their bedrooms are more likely to be overweight and report less physical activity than children without televisions in their bedrooms.

The good news is that reducing screen time can help prevent childhood obesity and lead to better school performance.  Screen-free week is a fun and easy way to help kids reduce their dependence on television, video games, computers and handheld devices.

Turning off screens frees up time each day for fun activities you can do as a family, such as reading, playing outside, creating crafts of art, pretend play and cooking.  Get tips & resources and meet local businesses dedicated to health during Screen-Free week at Healthy Melrose 2016, Saturday, May 7th, 10a-1:30p at the Melrose Middle School Athletic Complex.

Sincerely,

Kara Showers and Lauren Roche

Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield, Melrose Health Department

 

May
7
Sat
Healthy Melrose 2016 @ Melrose Middle School Athletic Complex
May 7 @ 10:00 am – 1:30 pm

In its 8th year, the Healthy Melrose Family Wellness & Fitness Fair is here again!

Hallmark Health and the City of Melrose co-sponsor Healthy Melrose, at which  thousands of residents from all over the Commonwealth and beyond attend.

For the latest updates, visit http://www.healthymelrose.com/

 

To be a vendor, please review and submit the following forms:

May
10
Tue
Melrose Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Meetings @ City Hall, Mayors Conference Room, 2nd Floor
May 10 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

After twenty years, the City of Melrose re-established the Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee.

The Committee has been working throughout Melrose to improve conditions for pedestrians and bicyclists in the City and promote walking and bicycling as a means of transportation.

The Committee seeks community-at-large input and participation.

The Committee has been charged with the following goals and activities:

  • Enhance Melrose’s reputation as a prime commuter city;
  • Establish Melrose as a Walk Friendly community;
  • Organize and participate in public events such as bike rodeos;
  • Support Safe Routes to School initiatives such as walk to school days;
  • Search for pedestrian and bicycle grant opportunities;
  • Provide City departments with walkability & bikeability tools and resources;
  • Create materials to encourage walking and bicycling in the city

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Committee is made up of residents, City staff from the Health Department, the Planning and Community Development Office, the Police Department, and the Department of Public Works, and is in partnership with Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield and the Melrose Energy Commission.

May
12
Thu
Blood Pressure and Weight Check for Seniors with Public Health Nurse @ Milano Senior Center
May 12 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Karen Cronin, RN, BSN, Melrose Public Health Nurse is available to check your BP and weight.

Jun
1
Wed
Blood Pressure and Weight Check for Seniors with Public Health Nurse @ Wakefield Council on Aging
Jun 1 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Karen Cronin, RN, BSN, Wakefield/Melrose Public Health Nurse is available to check your BP and weight.

Jun
9
Thu
Blood Pressure and Weight Check for Seniors with Public Health Nurse @ Milano Senior Center
Jun 9 @ 11:30 am – 12:30 pm

Karen Cronin, RN, BSN, Melrose Public Health Nurse is available to check your BP and weight.

Jun
14
Tue
Melrose Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Meetings @ City Hall, Mayors Conference Room, 2nd Floor
Jun 14 @ 5:30 pm – 6:30 pm

After twenty years, the City of Melrose re-established the Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Committee.

The Committee has been working throughout Melrose to improve conditions for pedestrians and bicyclists in the City and promote walking and bicycling as a means of transportation.

The Committee seeks community-at-large input and participation.

The Committee has been charged with the following goals and activities:

  • Enhance Melrose’s reputation as a prime commuter city;
  • Establish Melrose as a Walk Friendly community;
  • Organize and participate in public events such as bike rodeos;
  • Support Safe Routes to School initiatives such as walk to school days;
  • Search for pedestrian and bicycle grant opportunities;
  • Provide City departments with walkability & bikeability tools and resources;
  • Create materials to encourage walking and bicycling in the city

The Pedestrian and Bicycle Committee is made up of residents, City staff from the Health Department, the Planning and Community Development Office, the Police Department, and the Department of Public Works, and is in partnership with Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield and the Melrose Energy Commission.

Jun
22
Wed
Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield Team meeting @ Town Hall, Selectmens Conference Room, 2nd Floor
Jun 22 @ 9:30 am – 10:30 am

Join us to discuss “Eat Better” & “Move More” initiatives.

 

Jun
25
Sat
Melrose Urban Farm Tour
Jun 25 all-day