Woodbury THRIVES is a community initiative aimed at improving the health of residents in the broadest of ways: physical health, spiritual and emotional well-being and financial health. Events and services will help residents grow in health and financial literacy, improve healthy behaviors, and together promote Woodbury as a health and wellness community.
The benefits will include healthier families, a more vibrant source of employees for economic development, and better access to services that help citizens adopt a lifestyle of health and well-being.
Shoutout to our super volunteer, Esperanza Lee! She’s been volunteering with our mental health action team for nearly two years and just received the 2018 Champion for Change Award from the Minnesota Association for Children’s Mental Health!
We are so grateful for the hard work and dedication of all our volunteers, and we are so proud that Esperanza has been recognized!
ANGST – a 56-minute film and virtual reality experience - explores anxiety, its causes, effects and what we can do about it.
The final screening in the current series is coming up next week:
Friday, November 9th
6:30pm-8:30pm (film and panel)
hosted by: Woodbury Middle School
Registration preferred by clicking here.
The Angst presentations are brought to us by Youth Service Bureau, Woodbury Senior Living and Friends, Woodbury High School Student Wellness Action Group, Woodbury Middle School Parent Teacher Organization. Woodbury Thrives with its Mental Well-being Action Team is a partner in helping to promote these events.
If you completed the Wellness Challenge, but didn't attend the Community Celebration on October 14, you can pick up your t-shirt at the Woodbury Community Foundation Office - 714 Bielenberg #129 (It's in The Reserve offices near LaQuinta and The Tavern) during weekday business hours. Call ahead at (651) 505-7024 to be sure someone's in the office.
Congratulations on completing the Wellness Challenge!
A few weeks ago we mentioned there was a website using our name and endorsing candidates. We continue to pursue legal remedies available to us. For an update about what has been happening, see this article from the Pioneer Press. If you have any questions, please let us know.
Winter Pack Event - Don't miss an awesome opportunity to get involved packing winter break food supplies for families in need in School District 833. It's a service opportunity the whole family can enjoy from 6 - 8 p.m. on Wednesday, November 14!
You are welcome to come at any time during the two hours. There will be different stations with activities to participate in. The food packing is just one of the stations. There will also be tables hosted by many local organizations where you can learn more about how to give help and get help in our community.
A $5 donation is asked to support the event. Canned goods will also be accepted for donation to the local food shelf.
Walk-ins are welcome but pre-registration is encouraged and appreciated. Visit the event website.
Winter Clothing Donations - SoWashCo CARES has received many requests for winter clothing items. They are accepting new and 'like new' items. Visit this link to see the specific items needed at each school and fill in your name if you are able to donate. Your help is needed to keep our kiddos warm this winter!
Great conversation between generations, stretching with chair yoga, healthy snacks, wellness resources and door prizes - these all contributed to smiling faces and lots of fun for the 75+ people who turned out for last week's Coffee, Tea & Conversation event at HealthEast Sports Center.
Thanks to all the volunteers who put it together, the local businesses who joined us at the resource tables, those who donated food or beverage and the City of Woodbury and their terrific team of people at the Sports Center.