A trip to the local farmers market could be even better for your health in the weeks ahead as the Lexington Health Division plans to kick off its Healthy Communities Project amid fruits, vegetables and artisan offerings.
According to a press release, the Health Division will host a “Healthy Communitites Fair” at the Lexington Farmers Market from 2 to 4 p.m. on Aug. 21 and Aug. 28. This serves as the kick-off for the Healthy Communities Project, an 18-month community planning process that aims to identify ways to improve health and quality of life in Lexington.
According to Public Health Nurse David Neylon, the Health Division was recently awarded a $15,000 planning grant to gauge Lexington’s overall strengths and weakness, and what may be lacking, in terms of Lexington’s overall community health. The process will be funded through the Northwest Suburban Health Alliance/CHNA 15 Determination of Need funds from Lahey Clinic.
During the Heaalthy Communities Fairs at the Farmers Market, locals will be able to learn about the grant and take the Health Division’s survey. Representatives will also be doing blood pressure screenings and giving out T-shirts and totebags to people that take the survey.
For more information and to take the Healthy Communities survey online, visit: www.lexingtonma.gov/health/communityhealth.cfm.