3rd Annual Maplewood Loves Wellness Week Starts Sept. 20

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The Township of Maplewood, in partnership with Overlook Medical Center – Atlantic Health System, Saint Barnabas Medical Center and Summit Medical Group will present the 3rd Annual “Maplewood Loves Wellness” week from Sept. 20-26.

Kicking off the event is the Wellness Fair, which will be held in Maplewood’s Memorial Park from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20.

During Wellness Week, Maplewood wellness providers and businesses will participate in open houses and presentations to encourage healthy living, according to a press release.

“The mission of Maplewood Loves Wellness is to provide the community with local options to enhance all aspects of their health and well-being,” said Maplewood’s Deputy Mayor, Kathleen M. Leventhal, in the release. “During Wellness Week a variety of Maplewood wellness businesses will provide opportunities and experiences helping individuals make informed and healthy choices.”

Wellness Week activities are all free and open to the public and include:

  • Jiu Jitsu and Fit Camp, Pre- and Post-natal exercise classes
  • Wellness coaching and fitness education
  • An orthopedic surgeon’s presentation about common hand conditions
  • Free Zumba, Nia, and Yoga classes

The Wellness Fair includes vendors with free screenings, education materials and give-a-ways. In addition, there are two special events:

1)  Community Bike Program: Funded by a Healthy Neighborhoods Initiative grant from Overlook Medical Center, this popular program includes bicycle registration, free helmets, bicycle etiquette, safety, and more.

2)    Healthy Cooking Contest: Maplewood-licensed food businesses can participate in this fun contest by preparing up to three healthy dishes in sweet, savory and vegetarian categories. The winners will be publicly announced during the Fair, and will be featured on the Township’s website.Click here for details.

To learn more about the schedule of events planned for Wellness Week, visit the page on the Maplewood Township website.

To apply to become a vendor at the Wellness Fair, click here. To apply to become an open house/presenter during Wellness Week, click here.



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