PRINCETON, NJ - The Town of Morristown was one of eight communities participating in the Mayors Wellness Campaign that was designated as a New Jersey "Healthy Town" by the New Jersey Healthcare Quality Institute. Along with Morristown, Montclair, Chatham, Bergenfield, Plainfield, Princeton, Stone Harbor, and Westwood all received the recognition.
The New Jersey Healthcare Quality Institute provides participating communities with guidance on how to identify local health needs and help communities improve health and wellness in their community.
“The commitment to improving health and wellness, by these Mayors and volunteers, is impressive” said Linda Schwimmer, President and CEO of the Quality Institute. “It was inspiring to read their applications this year and we are excited to share some examples of their great work.”
When filling out the comprehensive application, the Town of Morristown identified top concerns as increasing physical activity for all ages, especially seniors. To address these issues, the Town now offers Senior Chair Yoga, a Senior Holiday Party and a Mayor's Walk and Talk.
"On behalf of the town and the Morristown Mayor’s Wellness Campaign, I am honored to receive the Mayors Wellness Campaign Healthy Town for 2018 designation,” said Mayor Dougherty. “The mission of the Mayor’s Wellness Campaign is to develop, implement and encourage active and healthy living within our community and this designation reflects our commitment to making health and wellness a top priority in Morristown."
The organization named Bridgewater, Elizabeth, Freehold Township, Oradell, Ridgewood, Rutherford and Scotch Plains as "2018 Healthy Towns to Watch". "2018 Healthy Towns in the Marking" are Jefferson Township, Vernon Township and Wildwood Crest, stated the organization.