Be Well Northborough kick off event set for June 22

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Ellsworth McAfee Park is at 363 South St. in Northborough.
Ellsworth McAfee Park is at 363 South St. in Northborough.
(Photo/Dakota Antelman)

NORTHBOROUGH – The new Be Well Northborough initiative will kick off with a bang next month. 

Residents and employees are invited to attend a community event to mark the start of the community program on June 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Ellsworth McAfee Park.

A carnival-inspired event, the kickoff will feature a bounce house and a 65-foot inflatable obstacle course as well as inflatable games. 

Attendees will also be able to play cornhole, basketball and volleyball. There will be snacks and a prize wheel.

Be Well Northborough is a new health and wellness initiative that was introduced to town leaders earlier this year. 

The Be Well Northborough Working Group includes department heads from across town departments, including the police, fire, recreation, family and youth services, senior center and council on aging, health, library, and the public schools. The assistant town administrator is also part of the group. 

Be Well is aimed at helping Northborough recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on developing new resources while raising awareness about existing resources, including ones that address social isolation, mental health, substance use and wellness. 

As part of the initiative, Be Well Northborough has created a shared community calendar filled with activities like outdoor yoga and walking and hiking groups. 

During the kick off event next month, there will be several tables from a number of departments to help residents learn more about available programs and resources in town. 

For more information and to learn more about the initiative, visit https://www.town.northborough.ma.us/bewell

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