We are doing a lot of great things in Lincoln Park to help people live well!
From walking paths and healthy menus to green living, you will be amazed at what a small town can do! So look through our pages and find out how you can make the right choices and add years to your life and life to your years!
Happy Heart Health Month!
This month at 202 Italian Bistro on on Main Street there will be featured menu items that are great for our heart! We were able to sit down and talk with owner of 292, Fatos, and discuss his involvement in the campaign. Read the interview here on our blog --->
LIncoln Park is Clearing the Morris Canal Greenway Trail
Thanks to the efforts of the health department, a generous grant from New Jersey Healthy Communities Network, funded by the Atlantic Health Systems and numerous volunteers the Morris Canal Trail is being cleared. Join us on for the Morris Canal Trail Kick-Off on June 3rd at 10am at American Legion Post 279 We made the Canal Society of NJ facebook page! Canal Society of NJ
On Saturday, November 12th Registered Dietitian from Shop Rite of Lincoln Park, Danielle Colombo hosted a Diabetes Awareness Walk at Lynn Park. Attendees of the walk were able to get free food, prizes, raffles and more from Shop Rite, The Lincoln Park Health Department and JDT Resorts. Residents were also able to receive free blood glucose and cholesterol screenings all while supporting and donating to a great cause. Thank you to all the volunteers and partners that helped us to raise almost $400 for the Diabetes Foundation!
On Sunday November 6th William Paterson University nursing students stopped by the PAL game to make fruit kebabs and give out free produce to the players and families. It was a beautiful day for a game and the kids and adults alike loved the healthy treats!
Monday is the day most people are likely to start anew and get healthy. People view Monday as a day for a fresh start and are more likely to start diets and exercise regimes, quit smoking and schedule doctor’s appointments on Monday than any other day.
And a Monday start helps them carry out their healthy intentions for the week.
For more information on the Monday Campaign go to:
Everyone 50 and older should be screened regularly, spread the word!
"Eat Well. Live Well. Lincoln Park" Partners
The Lincoln Park Care Center and JDT Medical Rehab Center are embracing the "Eat Well. Live Well. Lincoln Park" initiative!
ShopRite of Lincoln Park proudly displays the "Eat Well. Live Well. Lincoln Park" banner!
Monthly Kids Cooking Classes
Location: Shoprite of Lincoln Park
Next Class: April 20 @ 5:30pm
Danielle Colombo 973-694-1038
Healthy Communities Network
The Borough of Lincoln Park is pleased to receive a second grant from the Atlantic Health System and Chilton Medical Center, in the amount of $20,000 over a two-year cycle. This grant is provided under the "Healthy Communities Network" which encourages active living and healthy eating to improve the health and longevity of people in Lincoln Park and New Jersey. You can read all about the grant and our initiatives in our monthly blog http://www.njhcn.org/blog/recent-past-present-and-future/ and under our new logo "Eat Well. Live Well. Lincoln Park." http://www.njhcn.org/
Buy Fresh Buy Local Campaign
The Borough of Lincoln Park supports the "Buy Fresh Buy Local" campaign to support local businesses and farms, but also to encourage consumers to purchase the healthiest, freshest and most nutritious products available. The following links provide access to farms and farmers' markets in New Jersey, local farms in the immediate areas, as well as the Shoprite of Lincoln Park, that supports the "Buy Fresh Buy Local" campaign when produce is in season. So do something good for yourself and your family by buying fresh and local today!
Lincoln Park is not only committed to improving the health and well-being of our community but of our employees as well! We are providing tools for our employees to become more physically active and choose healthier foods. According to the Wellness Council Of America... every $1 invested in wellness programs saves $3 in health care costs down the road.
We strive to practice what we preach!