October 2013 Wellness Wednesday month comes to a close…thank you!

October 30th, our final 2013 Wellness Wednesday, brought more healthy eating and active living opportunities to the community.

Melrose Shell/Nouria Energy once again offered free samples of healthy snacks (ex. Kind bars).  Yum!

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Baby Cafe:  a great group of moms supporting one another with breastfeeding and all other things newborn & infant!


Lots of hip shaking was going on at $5 Drop in Zumba at Memorial Hall!  What a fun group of ladies.  Even though I couldn’t keep up with all the moves, I kept moving!!  Thank you Melrose Recreation for opening the doors for community members.



Wednesdays were eventful in Melrose and Wakefield throughout October 2013.  Our local businesses, community organizations and the City of Melrose and Town of Wakefield collaborated to showcase free or discounted healthy eating and active living introductory classes, services or products.

Wellness Wednesdays provided opportunities for residents to jumpstart their healthy autumn routine.  A big thank you goes out to the hundreds of community members who participated in the events.

Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield could not have done it without the tremendous support we received from Melrose and Wakefield businesses.  Thank you to the following Melrose and Wakefield partnerships:

0600 Conditioning

Beebe Memorial Library

Dockside Restaurant (Healthy Dining restaurant)

Fit Lifestyle Studios

Friends of the Fells

Hallmark Health (Joslin Diabetes Center Affiliate, Rehabilitation Services, North Suburban Child and Family Resource Network, North Suburban WIC, Comprehensive Breast Center, Lacatation Program/Baby Cafe)

Full Circle Design

Infuze Dance Fitness

Laurie’s 9:09 Gastro-Diner (Healthy Dining restaurant)

Melrose Chamber of Commerce

Melrose Family YMCA

Melrose Free Press

Melrose Health Department

Melrose Mayor Robert J. Dolan’s Office

Melrose Parks Department

Melrose Patch

Melrose Public Schools & PTO’s

Melrose Recreation Department

Melrose Shell/Nouria Energy (Healthy Corner Store)

Melrose/Wakefield Hospital

Melrose Weekly News

Memorial Hall Operations

Mystic Runners of Wakefield

PrintGraphics, Inc.

Wakefield Chamber of Commerce

Wakefield Chronicle

Wakefield Daily Item

Wakefield Health Department

Wakefield Observer

Wakefield Patch

Wakefield Public Schools & PTO’s

Wakefield Town Administrators Office

Whole Foods Market Melrose

Wiwat, Integrated Lifestyle Medicine


Thank you!


Kara Showers, Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield program coordinator


About Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield, a Program of the City of Melrose and Town of Wakefield Health Department, an initiative of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health


Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield works locally to increase opportunities for Melrose and Wakefield residents to eat better and move more in the places they live, learn, work, and play. Melrose and Wakefield are among 52 cities and towns throughout the Commonwealth that are part of the Massachusetts Department of Public Health’s Mass in Motion Municipal Wellness and Leadership Program.  Mass in Motion-Melrose/Wakefield is working to support the implementation of Safe Routes to School, Healthy Market Program, Access to Farmers Markets, Healthy Dining Program, and improving school nutrition initiatives that will make the healthy choice the easy choice for residents.  www.MiMmelrosewakefield.com

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