September 2017  
In This Issue
"Growing Together" at Aster Assisted Living

For the residents of Aster Assisted Living, gardening is a revitalizing activity they are eager to participate in. In the past, residents have enjoyed spending time in the community beds at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, but this year they were given an opportunity to garden in their own backyard! Staff from Aster worked with the Healthy Lifestyles -Marshfield Area Coalition Garden Committee to install their own beds onsite, allowing more residents to participate in gardening.
After much planning and many hardworking hands, the elevated beds were constructed and ready for planting. On June 9th, an official ribbon cutting ceremony took place to celebrate the newly installed beds. Many residents and their families attended. Since then, residents have been able to gather produce, bringing a variety of fresh harvest to the table. This project demonstrates the impact the Healthy Lifestyles-Marshfield Area Coalition has on our community and our local residents. 
Bicycle Discount Program Cards Due September 8

The Bicycle Discount Program is coming to an end on Thursday, August 31st. Thank you to all participants and local supporters for another successful year! Remember to turn in your participation card marked with all the sites you've visited by Friday, September 8th. The cards can be mailed to: Marshfield Clinic Center for Community Outreach, 1000 N. Oak Ave (F1C), Marshfield, WI  54449. If you prefer to drop off your card, please contact us at 715-221-8400. 
Walk This Way!

Walking as a part of your daily routine provides the physical activity needed to  obtain health benefits. Turn your normal walk into a brisk stride to get the most effective use of your time with these tips from the National Institutes of Health :
  • Chin up, looking forward, not at the ground (or phone!)
  • Shoulders slightly back and relaxed
  • Slightly tighten your stomach muscles and keep your back straight (not arching forward or backward)
  • Swing your arms naturally with a slight bend in your elbows
  • Let your heel touch the ground first, rolling your weight forward
  • Walk with toes pointed forward
Utilize the Marshfield Area Walking Paths, marked by painted apples. Find maps of paths at .
Volunteers Needed for Fun Community Events

All year long, Healthy Lifestyles-Marshfield Area Coalition members connect with community members at various events. If you haven't volunteered with us before, it's a great chance to take a break from your normal routine, hang out with some great people and share healthy lifestyles information. We'll give you everything you need to know so you can have a great experience!

Cooking Demo : Tuesday, September 12, 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. (plus set up/teardown) at the Pick 'n Save parking lot. Bring a friend or work with another volunteer to create an easy recipe using produce from the market, then hand out samples.  

Walk to School Day :  Greeters and walkers are needed for Walk to School Day on Wednesday, October 4 from approximately 7am - 8am. Go back to school and walk with students or hand out stickers and encouragement as students arrive at school.

Maple Fall Fest : Saturday, September 16 and Sunday, September 17, shifts of 3-4 hours. Volunteers are needed for both days to share healthy lifestyles information and run the guessing game.
For more details or to volunteer, contact Laura Zelenak at 715-221-8400 or email
Community Events
Central Wisconsin State Fair: Wednesday through Monday, August 30th-September 4th, Fairgrounds. Enjoy carnival rides, fair food, livestock, crafts, truck and tractor pulls, demolition derby, entertainment from Electric Roots and Boots, Blackhawk, and Eddie Money, and much more!  Full details and schedule here.
ALS Steps for Hope Run/Walk in memory of John Braun: Saturday, September 9th, Wildwood Park and Zoo. Registration begins at 9AM. 3rd Annual1-mile family friendly walk. Registration, donations, and more information at .   
Marshfield Walk to End Alzheimer's:  Saturday, September 16th, 9:00AM-12:00PM at Holiday Inn. 3-mile or 1-mile route. Register, volunteer, and/or donate at .
MACCI Light Up the Night: Saturday, September 16th, 6:00PM-8:00PM. Begins at the Pick 'n Save parking lot, 641 S Central Ave. Fourth Annual 2K/5K fun Glow Walk. Register here.
25th Annual Maple Fall Fest: Saturday and Sunday, September 16th-17th, Wildwood Park. Join in on the annual pancake breakfast, over 150 arts and crafts vendors, Amish specialties, food court, and beer garden. See for more information.
Cranberry Century Bike Tour: Sunday, September 17th, UW-Marshfield Fine Arts Building. Join in supporting children and families affected by serious illness. All proceeds from this event will support programs at Ronald McDonald House Charities of Marshfield. Find more details on registration and tour routes here .

CROP Hunger Walk:
Sunday, September 24th, 1:15PM, Wildwood Station. Fight local and global hunger one step at a time by participating in this year's CROP Hunger Walk. See to donate or register for the 1, 3, or 6-mile route. 
Committee Meeting Schedule
All are welcome!
For more information, visit our calendar.
Unless noted, all meetings are held at Marshfield Clinic Center for Community Outreach (CCO), 1701 North Fig Ave, Marshfield, WI 54449

The Nutrition Committee meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month from 12:00pm-1:00pm
September 6

The Garden Subcommittee meets on the 2nd Tuesday of the month from 8:30am - 9:30am
Wednesday, September 20 (Rescheduled from September 12)

The Physical Activity Committee meets on the 4th Tuesday of the month from 11:00am-2:00pm
September 26

School Wellness Committee meeting days and times vary throughout the year. Check our calendar for dates and times.