Covid-19 Gift Card Drive

In addition to organizing food markets, Healthy Waltham is distributing gift cards to people in need. We are getting food donations but we also need gift cards for grocery stores. Please help support our community – see this easy way you can help:

Please donate a Hannaford gift card to a Waltham family in need.

  1.  Click on Hannaford Gift Cards link
  2.  Click e-gift card ‘order now’, click ‘Next Step,’
  3.  Click amount $25, ’this is a gift’

To:  Healthy Waltham, From:  your name and email address

  1.  For Recipient email, please use:  info@healthy-waltham.org
  2.  Add to Cart and check out and pay

Healthy Waltham will receive an email to print out that will act as a gift card for a family in need. The email can be redeemed by the bearer and does not need to have their name on it. We will distribute to families who can’t access our food pantries.

Have other gift cards to donate? Please contact info@healthy-waltham.org.

Thank you!

Latinx Outreach Worker

Seeking part-time, temporary Latinx Outreach Coordinator to work with Waltham older adults

Opportunity to assist Spanish-speaking older adults in Waltham. Healthy Waltham and Waltham Connections for Healthy Aging are seeking a part-time, temporary outreach coordinator to assist with outreach to Spanish-speaking senior citizens in Waltham 4-6 hours per week. This is an approximately 9-month, grant-funded position for a bilingual (Spanish/English) individual with knowledge of the Waltham community. Key responsibilities would be to provide assistance weekly at the Council on Aging to Latinx older adults to utilize community resources for health, education and social participation, to increase participation of Latinx older adults in Council on Aging programs, and to advise on needs of the Latinx older adult community. Position would begin this fall at the Waltham Council on Aging, 488 Main St. If interested, please email connections@healthy-waltham.org or call 781-314-5647. Please see the complete job description by clicking here.

 

Fall Walks

Fall is a great time to walk! Please contact us at info@healthy-waltham.org if you would like to lead a walk. Walks are free and everyone is welcome! Our next walk is with Caren Dunn, Candidate for City Councillor, Ward 2. Meet Saturday, September 14, at 10AM at Pizzi Farm, 549 Lincoln St. Snacks available after the walk. Park at MacArthur School.

Our senior citizen walking group meets Monday-Wednesday-Friday from 10-11AM at Bentley University’s Dana Athletic Center. Enter the campus at the light at the intersection of Forest and Beaver St. and follow road to the bottom. Parking is located next to the entrance to the indoor track.

Spring Walk Schedule

Join Waltham Walks to get outside and get moving this spring! Our 2019 program kicked off recently on Waltham Common. Anyone can join a walk and it’s free! Meet others and explore Waltham’s neighborhoods. Please see our Waltham Walks Schedule (revised May 1). New walks will be added through the summer. No sign-up needed, just show up ready to go and dressed for the weather. Don’t forget your water bottle! Walks are held rain or shine except in the case of extreme weather conditions.

Interested in leading a walk? Please contact Stacey at stacey@healthy-waltham.org. Sponsored by Healthy Waltham and the Waltham Recreation Department. Looking for more walking opportunities? Check out the Waltham Land Trust and OutdoorsRX for more walks.

Some of the many health benefits of walking:

  • increased cardiovascular and pulmonary (heart and lung) fitness
  • reduced risk of heart disease and stroke
  • improved management of conditions such as hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol, joint and muscular pain or stiffness, and diabetes
  • stronger bones and improved balance
  • increased muscle strength and endurance
  • reduced body fat
  • reduce stress and improve mood
  • improved memory and cognitive function

Waltham Walks Kickoff

Join us at Waltham’s City Common (meet at the Gazebo) on Wednesday, April 10, 5:30 – 6:30 PM to kick off this year’s Waltham Walks meetups. Join with friends old and new to discover Waltham’s favorite neighborhood walking routes. We’ll say a few words and then head out to walk! Please remember to wear comfortable clothing, bring your own water, and dispose of any plastic bottles responsibly. Please join us and bring a friend!

Interested in organizing a walk? Contact Stacey at stacey@healthy-waltham.org. Co-sponsored with the Waltham Recreation Department. You can download our flyer here:

Waltham Walks 2019 Flyer