City launches free Mayor’s Health & Wellness Club for ages 55+

City launches free Mayor’s Health & Wellness Club for ages 55+

WOONSOCKET – The city of Woonsocket announces the Mayor Lisa Baldelli-Hunt Health & Wellness Club, an activity filled club for residents 55 and older who want to be active while having outdoor fun and meeting new friends.

The club features a walking program headed by longtime Woonsocket educator and track and field coach, George Briggs, as well as other low impact and social activities, including badminton at WWII Veterans Memorial Park on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8 to 10 a.m., and a corn hole league later this summer. The club is free for Woonsocket residents and funded through the city by grants from the Rhode Island Office of Healthy Aging and Citizens Bank’s “Growing Communities” initiative administered by the Rhode Island Local Initiative Support Corporation.

Coach Briggs stated, “The Mayor’s Health and Wellness Club provides a great environment for our senior residents while making positive changes to their health with increased energy and sustained benefits. Jack Paskanik, retired WFD Deputy Chief, Bob Meo and I are looking forward to meeting with our 55+ residents and getting healthier in the weeks to come.”

The Walking Club will be meeting at WWll Veterans Memorial Park throughout the summer at 8 a.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays. Sign-ups for the Corn Hole League will be at Bouley Field on Thursdays, July 22 and 29, at 8:30 a.m. The Corn Hole league will commence in mid-August and be held at Bouley Field. Coach Briggs can be reached at 401-766-4908 to answer questions regarding the walking club and other activities.

Participants in the Mayor’s Health & Wellness Club will each receive a free colorful city of Woonsocket logo T-shirt, water bottle, drawstring backpack and sunscreen.