Health Department

Step Up to Better Health

 

Greendale Playground Challenge 2017

Here's something fun and healthy for families to do this summer.  Play on all 12 Greendale playgrounds and be entered into a drawing for prizes.  Kids (up through age 10) have from Memorial Day weekend to Labor Day to complete the Challenge.  Pick up a Playground Passport at the Greendale Health Department, Greendale Park & Recreation or any Greendale grade school after May 19th.  You can also download a Playground Passport at the link below.

Playground Challenge Passport

Play on each playground and answer the questions.  When your passport is completed, turn it in to the Health Department or the Park & Recreation Department at the Community Learning Center to receive a certificate and be entered into the prize drawing.  Completed passports must be turned in by September 8, 2017 to be eligible for the drawing.







 The Active Choices Challenge!

Good Health is All Around...Help Us Find It

This spring, the Greendale Step Up to Better Health Committee needs your help!  Every day we're surrounded by opportunities to make active choices--please help us find them.  Can we take the stairs instead of the elevator? Can we walk a little farther or do we absolutely need the closest parking spot in the lot?  Take a picture or write a description of a location in Greendale where a person can make a choice to do something active and send it to greendalehd@gmail.com.  Include your name, the choice people are encountering, and what the more active choice would be.  All spring and summer we'll keep looking through your submissions, and will pick some lucky, healthy, eagle-eyed helpers to turn their ideas into signs that'll be posted right there, reminding people to make the more active choice!

How, you ask?  We’re glad you asked!  Just follow these 3 steps:

1)  Find a place where people can make an acitve choice.

2)  Email greendalehd@gmail.com and include:

  • Your name
  • Your idea for a more active choice
  • Where you found that active choice opportunity
  • The best way to contact you
  • Optional:  A picture of the location you found with the more acitve choice opportunity

3)  If your idea is chosen, the Step Up To Better Health Committee, or Greendale Health Department will get in touch about making a sign and getting your idea posted!

 Here are some examples of great Greendale Active Choice signs: 
 Healthy Choices 1  ActiveChoices 2


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The goal of Step Up is to promote healthy activities and lifestyles for everyone who lives and works in the Village of Greendale. The Step Up team includes representatives from Greendale Health Department, Greendale School District, Greendale Park and Recreation Department, local business owners and community members. Volunteers are the most important part of this committee. If you would like to volunteer, please contact the Health Department.




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Greendale FUN Run/Walk—The 2017 5K FUN Run/Walk will be held on Sunday, October 22, 2017.  Planning for the 2017 Run/Walk will started this week. Volunteers are always welcome. Start your training now! 




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10940374-10940374Free Walking at Greendale High School—Residents walk for FREE at the high school during the winter Park and Recreation session. Other times of the year there is a small fee. Register to participate at Greendale Park and Recreation Department. This program is offered through a partnership between Step Up, Greendale Health Department, Greendale School District, and Greendale Park and Recreation Department.  Look for new dates and times next winter!

 The program costs for this winter/spring walking program are sponsored by the “Step Up To Better Health-Greendale Health Department”… thank you to them for their generous donation to make this FREE program possible!



                                                                                                                                                

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FREE Greendale Walking Map---Stop in at the Health Department
or Library and pick up your Greendale Walking Map. 
This map has 10 color-coded walking routes with distances noted.