1st Wellness Wed in October…what a day!

10/2/13-Wellness Wednesday #1

(If you missed yesterdays events, note that there is plenty more for you to take advantage of all month! WellnessWednesday_Flyer)

Started the day with a group at Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate at Hallmark Health on a 2-mile loop from Porter St to Corey St and back to Melrose-Wakefield Hospital.  We gabbed as we walked with Mary Ann Tillotson (RN, BSN,CDE, Diabetes Education) and Jillian Pollock (RD, LDN, Clinical Nutrition Manager) about healthy eating and active living.  Even took a quick tour of Hallmark Health’s Melrose/Wakefield Rehabilitation Services.

The afternoon brought free healthy snack samples at one of  Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield’s Healthy Corner Stores Melrose Shell (860 Main St).


If you missed it, Bob Windt (Nouria Energy Corporation’s Food Service Category Manager), Tony Santilli (Site Manager at Shell) and their vendors will be doing it again on Wed, Oct 30th, 2013 from 4p-6p.  They may even wear costumes!

Next was Laurie’s 9:09 Gastro-Diner, one of our Healthy Dining eateries, located at 33 Tuttle Street in Wakefield for lettuce wraps!

Laurie Rizzo, Laurie's 9:09

Laurie and “Uncle” Bob were there to greet me.  The Healthy Happy Hour Adult Special will be happening every Wednesday in October 2013 so be sure to stop by!   This special Wellness Wednesday menu offers three healthy and delicious portioned options to choose from: Lettuce Wraps with Lentils, Six Oysters and Garlic Hummus with Grilled Pita Bread, paired with a Smirnoff Sorbet low calorie cocktail.

Finally, Frank Olivieri (Melrose Recreation Department) set up the sound system for Infuze Dance Fitness to run an introductory Zumba class under the lights on the West Knoll.  We had a lot of fun.  Thank you Joan Bell (Parks Department) for the lights and field.

There is much moreZumba-10-2-13 for Melrose and Wakefield communities to take part in this month!  Join in!!



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