Shaping Elizabeth continues its 2019 initiative called “Passport to Health.” Shaping Elizabeth has planned four quarterly cornerstone events to support Elizabeth residents on their journey toward a healthier life.

The upcoming Passport to Health event is taking place at 10:00am on Saturday, July 27th, 2019 at Elizabeth Public Library, 11 South Broad Street, Elizabeth, NJ. Returning attendees are eligible to win prizes. New attendees will receive a free Health Passport. Free screenings will be offered to attendees of all ages, including vision, blood pressure, BMI, glucose, and lead.

The theme for this event is Disaster Preparedness. Lovely Randle, MPA, REHS, Union County Office of Health Management, will present on topics of disaster preparedness including preparing an emergency kit. Shaping Elizabeth partners, including the City of Elizabeth, Mental Health Association in New Jersey, and The Gateway Family YMCA will provide additional free resources.

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Shaping Elizabeth partners have been planning monthly workshops, programs, and community events throughout the year. At each event, participants can get their Health Passports stamped. The more stamps collected the more chances to win helpful prizes for your journey.

More information can be found at www.facebook.com/ShapingElizabeth.

Shaping Elizabeth is a team of community members, nonprofits, and local health organizations committed to improving the health and wellbeing of the residents of the City of Elizabeth. By proposing and implementing sustainable changes and strategies, Shaping Elizabeth aims to close the health equity gap and support improved health, nutrition, and physical activity for all.

Passport to Health is supported by The Gateway Family YMCA, Shaping Eastern Union County and the County of Union. 

The Gateway Family YMCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, health and community service organization of caring staff and volunteers dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community and stands For Youth Development, For Healthy Living and For Social Responsibility. The Y impacts the community by providing quality services to people of all ages, races, faiths or incomes.  The Y is a powerful association of men, women and children of all ages and from all walks of life joined together by a shared passion: to strengthen the foundations of community.

For more information on Shaping Elizabeth, Shaping Eastern Union County or The Gateway Family YMCA, please visit www.tgfymca.org.