Healthy 2020 CommUnity Matters Event – August 25th, 2018

“CommUnity Matters” is a free community event about health, physical activity, and life-long literacy.  You are invited to join us to celebrate life, literacy, and the pursuit of happiness!

The event will take place on Saturday, August 25 from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM in the heart of the Adrian Downtown Farmers Market at 115 Toledo Street in Adrian.

Hosts include the Lenawee Community Foundation with Healthy Lenawee 2020, and the Lenawee ISD Literacy Initiative with Cradle to Career (C2C).

The event will provide the opportunity for adults & children to learn more about healthy alternatives, literacy for children and families, and physical activity as they visit the local vendors and fresh farm stands.  Visitors will also have an opportunity to taste some of Michigan’s summer harvest and learn more about the various programs offered in Lenawee County.

ProMedica Bixby Hospital will give information to help individuals identify signs and symptoms of strokes, as well as risk factors for stroke & A-fib, and provide education for prevention.  The YMCA will share information to identify signs and symptoms of prediabetes and high blood pressure, and provide disease prevention tips.  The Veggie Mobile, which aims to increase the number of residents with access to fresh fruits and vegetables, will be available with schedule information.  The Food Bank of South Central Michigan partners with local food pantries, soup kitchens, Fresh Food Initiative food sites, and other partner agencies to provide food to those in need in Adrian and throughout Lenawee County. 

The Food Bank of South Central Michigan, in partnership with FireKeepers Casino Hotel chefs, will host a FRESH (food, recipes, education, social, health) program and provides taste-testing of healthy recipes, nutritional education and more. 

The Lenawee ISD, in partnership with C2C, will host POP-Up Literacy stations for children and families to make-and-take a personalized book, engage in science labs, and take home a free book, courtesy of Lenawee ISD Literacy Initiative and Goodwill Industries of Southeastern Michigan.

“CommUnity Matters” participants will be able to pick up a Healthy Lenawee 2020 passport, engage in a little physical activity and enter the completed passport for a chance to win a prize.  Best of all, you can follow a path to a healthier, stronger you.

We hope to see you at the Adrian Farmer’s Market on August 25!

For information, contact Cynthia at 517-423-1729 or Mellissa at 517-265-1638.

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