Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play
We are coming to the end of our second year! We would like to thank all of our collaborators for their support and assistance on increasing access to fruits and vegetables as well as increasing opportunities for physical activity in Wayne County!!!
Birdie's Cafe in Sodus
CHP and Birdie's Cafe are collaborating to bring healthy, great tasting menu options to you. They just opened and are located in downtown Sodus. The menu boasts homemade soups, sandwiches, and salads with a healthy side of fruit salad for no additional cost. Birdies' Cafe has been granted a CHP mini-grant to help advertise their healthy foods and also purchase equipment to help serve the healthy menu items. Stop in and have a healthy side with your meal!! If you have a restaurant in Wayne County and would like to make your offerings healthier, give us a call at 315-331-8415 and ask for Leah our registered dietician!
Winter Woodland Walk
Over February break, CHP collaborated with 4H to create a winter walk experience. 4H organized volunteers to lead hikes through Beechwood State Park. Sodus Town Superviser Steve LeRoy shared his expertise on animal track identification. Bill Lesniak and Jim Miller shared knowledge about bird identification, bird calls, and tree identification. 4H provided snowshoes for hikers to try in the deeper snow. CHP provided healthy trail mix, water bottles with holders, and upon returning from the hike a warm baked potato cooked in the new fire pit at the East Entrance campsite. Over 115 people enjoyed the glorious weather that day and the beautiful scenery! Beechwood State Park is located on Lake Rd. in Sodus and has gorgeous trails to hike in any weather. Hiking is free and available 365 days a year so please bring your family and friends to Beechwood to take advantage of this great opportunity for physical activity!
Community Walking Program
Lyons Central School District is now open for walking!! The District Health and Wellness Committee has been collaborating with CHP to allow the community to use the school buildings for walking in the winter or during inclimate weather! The doors opened the 22nd of February from 5-8 at night for walking. You need to sign a waiver and pick up a badge during school hours before walking.
Clyde High School is also open for walking from 4-7 Mon-Fri. You also need to sign a waiver and pick up a badge from the high school office before walking.
Several schools in Wayne County are open for walking at night. Please contact your local school district to see what types of physical activities they provide for the community. Fitness facilities and pools are open for a small fee. Playgrounds at all school districts in Wayne County are open and free to be enjoyed by the community from dawn to dusk!!