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Spring Into Health and Join The Mayors Wellness, Weight Loss, and Walking Challenge.

Participants in at least 16 Bergen County towns and cities challenge themselves to eat healthier and exercise more.

March 3, 2020

Residents from cities and towns in Bergen County are invited to join the 8th Annual Wellness Challenge, which will kick-start this spring. The Wellness Challenge is sponsored by the Bergen County Community Health Improvement Partnership’s Nutrition and Physical Activity Task Force and local health officers.

The Wellness Challenge aligns with The Mayors Wellness Campaign and offers free and reduced-cost fitness, nutrition and wellness education opportunities. The Wellness Challenge varies from town to town with some offering weekly weigh-ins and others offering walking programs.

The programs are supported through partnerships with Holy Name Medical Center, Bergen New Bridge Medical Center, Pascack Valley Medical Center, The Valley Hospital, Bergen County Department of Health Services, local health departments, mayors and town councils, fitness centers, Inserra ShopRite Registered Dietitians, supermarkets, YMCAs, community organizations and other local businesses and will run for 6-12 weeks.

"Each year, Holy Name Medical Center is excited to serve as the support system for our community's health and weight loss goals," said Holy Name President and CEO Michael Maron. "This is a fantastic opportunity for all Bergen County residents to take part in free and reduced- cost fitness, nutrition and wellness activities in their hometowns."

This campaign supports positive changes in diet, exercise and overall health. For general information, contact Marla Klein at mklein@co.bergen.nj.us or call at 201-634-2693.

Please see the contact information below for each participating town:

Bergenfield: Nursing@bergenfield.com or 201-387-4055 x5
Demarest: mklein@co.bergen.nj.us or 201-634-2693
Englewood: jfedorko@englewoodnjhealth.org or (201) 871-6501
Fair Lawn: health@fairlawn.org or 201-794-5327
Franklin Lakes: DRobinson@franklinlakes.org
Haworth: mklein@co.bergen.nj.us or 201-634-2693
Maywood: tgrunstra@maywoodboro.org or 201-845-2900 x211
Oakland: Michael Carelli, assistadmin@oakland-NJ.org or (201) 337-8111, ext. 2026
Oradell: sjacob@oradell.org
Paramus: The Valley Hospital at 877-283-2276
Ridgewood: Valley Hospital at 877-283-2276
Ridgefield Park: tinyurl.com/w6h8hux or 201-641-0689
Rutherford: jlezcano@rutherfordboronj.com
Teaneck: 201-833-3336 or holyname.org/events
Woodcliff Lake/Park Ridge: parkandrec@wclnj.org
Wyckoff: bfischer@wyckoff-nj.com
Pascack Valley Medical Center (for towns in Pascack Valley): 877-848-WELL (9355)