The Upper Saddle River Woman’s Club is hoping to drive interest in their new six-week Path To Better Health program with a kickoff event on Sunday, April 3 at Cavallini Middle School (392 West Saddle River Rd).
The event, which begins at 11AM, will feature guest speakers, health screenings, door prizes and refreshments. Interested participants can sign up for the program, which is comprised of six weeks of activities devoted to wellness in the community.
Upper Saddle River Mayor Joanne Minichetti says the idea was pitched by the club’s health department co-chair Susan Azarman and “embraced by all very quickly. One of the benefits is, it’s a community building program. It was amazing how on board everyone was — from major sponsors, hospitals, physicians, to those offering classes, lectures or tours, everyone wanted to be a part of this. As a result, there are 149 different activities to choose from during the six-week program.”
Those activities include exercise groups that fit different people (there are men’s jogging groups, family hikes and a stroller walking club) as well as opportunities to receive education on wellness.
“For instance,” Mayor Minichetti says. “There’s also a healthy food tour by the dietician at ShopRite of Ramsey. Knowing which foods to buy, and have in your home, is a tremendous first step. Everyone should come away having learned something new.”
Admission for Path to Better Help is $20, $30 for couples and free for children. Pre-registration and additional info about the Path To Health program are available at the Club’s Web site.
Chef Central is hosting its first-ever Health & Wellness Day on April 16 from 11AM to 3PM.
The store will host a day of free seminars, cooking demonstrations and book signings, with nutritionists, authors, trainers and bakers discussing topics such as healthy cooking and eating, gluten-free cooking and baking, exercise, managing diabetes, herbs, and juicing and blending. There will also be demonstrations throughout the store using juicers, spiralizers and other eating tools that can be used for cooking healthy.
Ellie Krieger, host of the Food Network show Healthy Appetite, will sign her book You Have It Made, perform a cooking demonstration and offer a tasting. 240 Route 17 north, Paramus; 201-576-0100; ChefCentral.com.