Obesity is a growing health risk which impairs both the lives of those affected and increases health care costs for everyone. Municipalities are addressing this problem by promoting wellness activities for community members. With the ultimate goal being to improve community health, the Mayors Wellness Campaign is a program utilized by municipalities throughout New Jersey. The rapid increase in rates of disease linked to sedentary lifestyles (ie. obesity, diabetes, heart disease) has prompted municipalities throughout New Jersey to work toward improving wellness.
You may be asking yourself how this compares to the programs the Recreation Department already offers. In order to comply with the Mayors Wellness Campaign, we must develop programs in four areas – “Youth in Motion,” “Seniors in Motion,” “Employees in Motion,” and “Communities in Motion.” Our strategies in developing programs for the MWC require we cover physical, mental, and nutritional health.
We need your help! The Recreation & Community Services Department would like to invite you to our official “Kick Off” meeting for Eatontown’s participation in the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign. Our meeting will be on February 26th from 12pm-1pm at the Eatontown Community Center (72 Broad St.). We have extended this invitation to many community leaders, as well the many local organizations and clubs in Eatontown. With the support of our Mayor, Council, Borough Administration, and Board of Education we believe we are on the right track to “Achieving Wellness.”
Jump on board and join us in the beginning stages as we plan programs and events to promote wellness. We encourage you to bring friends and innovative ideas! Please RSVP by February 24, 2012 to email@example.com or call 732-389-7607. For more information about the Mayors Wellness Campaign you can go to www.mayorswellnesscampaign.org.