September 14, 2013 at 8:01 AM
MAPLEWOOD, NJ – “Maplewood Loves Wellness” Week will kick off in one week, on Saturday, September 21, with a Wellness Fair and Healthy Cooking Contest. A Community Walking Program will alse be introduced at noon in Memorial Park.
The initial schedule of events for the week includes free daily classes and seminars that will educate Maplewood residents about healthy living.
“We encourage everyone in Maplewood to come out for the Wellness Fair to learn more about healthy living and meet over 30 wellness providers; we’ll also have details on the free seminars taking place during the week,” said Maplewood’s Deputy Mayor, Kathleen M. Leventhal. “We’re thrilled to launch our healthy cooking contest and new walking program this year; there is still time to sign up for these programs.”
The full schedule is available here; highlights include:
· Guided relaxation meditation
· Pediatric massage basics for parents
· Mind/body self-care methods of Quigong for vitality, relaxation and well-being
· Chair yoga class
· Stroke risk assessment
· Hearing screenings
· Zumba® class
· Health screenings by registered nurses
Businesses may apply to become vendors at the Wellness Fair at http://www.twp.maplewood.nj.us/index.aspx?nid=466.