Health Department

Step Up to Better Health


 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  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 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. Volunsteers are always welcome. Start your training now! 



 Playground Challenge-- Have fun and build muscles!  Come on back and look for some changes in this activity for 2017. 

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.

Dates: Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays January 16-March 23 exclude February 20 & March 16
Time: 6:15-7:30 p.m.
Place: Greendale High School Main, Upper Hallway-please enter through back Music Wing entrance #C24
Fee: Residents only-No charge; however, must pre- register in-person or through mail at the Park and Recreation Office before attending.
Supervisors: Julie Goetz and Debbie & Ed Eberhardt Note: The program costs for this winter/spring walking program are being 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!




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.