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.
Did you know there are eight dimensions of wellness? You can explore them all in our annual summer wellness challenge, which starts next month. Join us for our kickoff, Saturday, April 27, at 9:30 at HealthEast Sports Center!
Washington County has just launched a mental health-specific crisis hotline. It launched January 1 and is staffed 24/7 by trained professionals. If you or someone you know are facing a crisis, please call 651-275-7400.
We're counting on the weather rebounding in the next week so you can take the plunge at Polar Plunge Woodbury on Saturday, February 9. This is your opportunity to experience the thrill of jumping into Carver Lake in February to help raise funds for the work of Special Olympics. If you're not brave enough to make the jump, you can throw a rubber chicken into the lake instead. It's incredibly fun and you'll "feel warm all over" afterwards for having helped out Special Olympics.
For more information, go to the Polar Plunge Woodbury webpage. If you can't participate, but want to help out the cause, you can make the event more special for our Woodbury Thrives Volunteer Kayte Barton by making a donation as one of her sponsors https://reg.plungemn.org/participant/kaytebarton.
Relive the 1980's and support SoWashCo CARES (South Washington County Schools Community Action Reaching Every Student) at "Back to the Foundation" on Sunday, February 17. It's an 80's themed game night! Come dressed in 80's fashions or just come as you are for a fun night to support our SoWashCo community! Registration includes a light meal, 1 drink ticket and tickets to play games!
SoWashCo CARES began with a focus of helping to meet basic needs. They will now be expanding to provide support for students and staff on a broader scale as a larger Education Foundation. Come learn more on February 17!
The fun all takes place from 5:30 to 8 p.m. at Prestwick Golf Club. Tickets are $50. For more information and to order tickets, click below.
A new year is upon us and that means a renewed focus on Woodbury - the healthy community - through Wellness Challenge 2019. Mark your calendar now for our kick off event on Saturday, April 27 from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the HealthEast Sports Center.
The Woodbury Thrives Leadership Team is meeting this week to start planning the event. Stay tuned for more details as they emerge. Last year, more than 240 people participated in this FREE family fun and fitness event. You don't want to miss it!
The record- breaking cold has forced cancellation of a number of wellness activities in Woodbury this week:
"Behind the Screen" at Guardian Angels Church scheduled for Wednesday evening, January 30 has been cancelled. It will be re-scheduled either in February or April.
With forecasts predicting dangerous wind chills below minus-50 degrees, city facilities will be closed Wednesday, January 30, and will reopen at 10 a.m. Thursday, January 31.
Central Park will remain open for access to the Washington County library only. Lookout Ridge indoor playground and the Central Park café will be closed.
HealthEast Sports Center will close at 7 p.m. Tuesday, January 29, and reopen at 9 a.m. Thursday, January 31.
All warming houses and outdoor ice rinks, with the exception of the refrigerated rink at HealthEast Sports Center, will be closed Monday, January 28-Wednesday, January 30.