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!
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:
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 Public Schools & PTO’s
Melrose Recreation Department
Melrose Shell/Nouria Energy (Healthy Corner Store)
Melrose Weekly News
Memorial Hall Operations
Mystic Runners of Wakefield
Wakefield Chamber of Commerce
Wakefield Daily Item
Wakefield Health Department
Wakefield Public Schools & PTO’s
Wakefield Town Administrators Office
Whole Foods Market Melrose
Wiwat, Integrated Lifestyle Medicine
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