Wellness On Wheels 2024 Summer Kickoff!

by | May 29, 2024 | Featured, Makin’ It Happen in the 603 | 0 comments

Yesterday marked the start of our Wellness On Wheels events for the summer season at Gossler Park Elementary School! The afternoon included many of our partners who instilled access to resources and information regarding health and wellness for Manchester residents. The community displayed “beating the heat” in 90-degree weather conditions, with the event being filled with children and families eager to participate!

Along with the school’s simultaneous event, “Earn A Bike,” where 4th Grade students who completed a set of challenges throughout the year were awarded a bike donated by Queen City Bike Collaborative, there were many fun activities for all! Some of the fun included meeting the Manchester Police Department’s mini horse, Millie, shaved ice from Kona Ice, and food from Don Quijote Restaurant! For an additional highlight, the festivities included a raffle for adults who completed a survey to have the opportunity to win $100 Walmart gift card!

As we know none of this would be possible without the hard work and dedication of everyone involved, we would like to personally thank:

  • Amoskeag Health for their continued partnership and collaboration
  • Our sponsors: St. Mary’s Bank, New Hampshire Healthy Families, and WellSense Health Plan
  • All the wonderful volunteers from Hope for NH Recovery who helped with the event from start to finish.
  • Our volunteers who conducted the survey and assisted with the Makin’ It Happen table
  • Thehe organizations that participated in the event and continue to lend their expertise and time to support the community:
    • Amoskeag Health/ACERT
    •  CMC- Breast Care
    •  Elliot Health Systems/ MOM Grant
    •  Eversource
    • Girls At Work
    •  Southern New Hampshire Services/Headstart &WIC
    • Health Market Connect
    •  Manchester Community Action Coalition
    •  Manchester Health Department
    •  Office of Youth Services
    • Manchester School District
    • Manchester Proud
    • Media Power Youth
    • The Moore Center
    • Waypoint
    • YMCA
    • YWCA
    • WellSense
    • New Hampshire Healthy Families
    • International Institute
    • Mobile Units: Manchester Police Department Comfort Mini Pony (Millie), CMC Healthcare For The Homeless Van, Manchester Health Department Dental Van, Book Mobile

Lastly, we would like to say a thank you to our team members for spending the day to assist with preparations, tasks, set-up/breakdown, and tabling: Mary, Tracy, Maureen, Ashley, Kay, and Jordan! A special thank you to Tracy, our W.O.W ’24 event series coordinator! We are looking forward to the next Wellness On Wheels event in August!

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