March 10, 2018 - Westwood, NJ – On Saturday, March 10th, over one hundred community members, along with Westwood Mayor John Birkner, filled the Westwood Recreation Center to sign-up for the Pascack Valley Wellness Challenge. The Wellness Challenge is part of the Bergen County Department of Health Services’ Community Health Improvement Partnership of Bergen County and the Mayors Wellness Campaign.
The free, six-week challenge is designed to help participants create and maintain a healthy lifestyle through nutrition, physical activity, and overall wellness. At the event, community members were encouraged to register and receive their first health screening, meet with a nutritionist and learn about the free and discounted fitness and wellness classes that are being offered to help them reach their wellness goals.
“We are committed to helping the community members in the Pascack Valley achieve their health and wellness goals,” said Pascack Valley Medical Center CEO, Emily Holliman. “This program is a great way to jump start your fitness and wellness routine, as well as learn about the best nutrition and fitness resources located right in the Pascack Valley.
Community members can register for the Pascack Valley Wellness Challenge online at hackensackumcpv.com/bewell or by calling 877-848-WELL (9355). Registration is required.
|Westwood Mayor John Birkner; Carolyn Bryan, community health coordinator at Pascack Valley Medical Center; and members of the Bergen County Department of Health Services at the Westwood Recreation Center on Saturday, March 10th for the Pascack Valley Wellness Challenge kick-off event.
|Medical Assistants from the Pascack Valley Medical Group featured with Carolyn Bryan, community health coordinator of Pascack Valley Medical Center at the Pascack Valley Wellness Challenge kick-off event.
|Nutritionists from Inserra Shoprite Supermarkets offered nutrition tips and advice to community members at the Pascack Valley Wellness Challenge kick-off event.
|Members of the local Jazzercise along with 15 fitness vendors from the Pascack Valley were on hand to offer fitness tips and ways for registrants to jump start their fitness routines.
About Hackensack Meridian Health Pascack Valley Medical Center
Pascack Valley Medical Center is a 128-bed, full-service, acute-care community hospital, located in Westwood, NJ providing the same nationally recognized quality care for which Hackensack Meridian Health is known. The hospital features, a brand new Emergency Department, state-of-the-art maternity center, a women’s imaging center, cardiac and pulmonary rehab, center for joint replacement, wound care center, and an intensive/critical care unit.
Pascack Valley Medical Center is also the only hospital in Bergen County with all private rooms at no additional cost to the patient. This inpatient hospital acts as an anchor to many in-demand, outpatient services such as radiology, women’s health and same day surgery. Find the kind of care you’ve been looking for at Pascack Valley Medical Center. For more, please visit www.hackensackumcpv.com.