Playground Challenge and Upcoming Walk Promoting Healthy Habits

The Greendale Health Department has been hard at work to promote healthy lifestyles. Keep an eye out for the upcoming October walk/run held by the department.

The Greendale Playground Challenge ended for this year and winners of the drawing have been notified.  

Completion certificates were given to all participants who visited all ten playgrounds. For the drawing children were divided into two groups, five and under and six to ten year olds, but all the children are winners with healthier bodies, according to organizers.

Three prizes were awarded to each age group. Gift certificates to  and the  were given as prizes.  The Playground Challenge was sponsored by the Step Up to Better Health Committee of the and Ferch’s Malt Shoppe to promote a fun way to develop a healthy lifestyle for children. All though this summer’s challenge is over, the playgrounds are still a great way to celebrate warm fall weekends.  Look for a new challenge next summer!  

Step Up to Better Health Fun Run and Walk 

The health department will be holding a Step Up to Better Health Fun Run and Walk on Oct. 21. The event includes a 5k run and a two mile walk. The route begins and ends at .

About 400 people are expected to participate in the run/walk. The event registration will begin at 9:30 a.m. and the actual run/walk begins at 10:30 a.m. The event is anticipated to end by 1:00 p.m.

Contact the Greendale Health Department for more information or visit their website.

Chronic Disease Self Management Classes

The Greendale Health Department, in partnership with the , is offering a class in chronic disease self management. 

Those interested can register through Park and Rec.

Tuesdays(6), Oct. 9 - Nov. 13
6:30 p.m. - 9 p.m.
Village Education Center
5680 Broad Street
Greendale Resident $5
Non-Resident $ 10
Instructors: Sally LemkeSue Callison, RN Greendale Health Department

Have you been diagnosed with diabetes, heart disease, arthritisor some other chronic condition? Then this is for you! Coursemembers learn practical tips in dealing with symptoms, better waysto talk to their doctor, new treatment choices, and how to activelyparticipate in their own care. Afterwards, you can expect fewer daysin the hospital and fewer outpatient visits. “The workshop put meback in charge of my life, and I feel great! I only wish I had donethis sooner.”

Charley Lamb September 18, 2012 at 12:54 AM
Was the "G" section playground included in the challenge? That's a tough one to find.


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