Free, healthy activities on the menu in July with Verdant
There is something for everyone this July with the Verdant Health Commission’s full menu of free programs and classes. Join in to keep learning, connect to resources, stay active, and get outdoors through opportunities like:
- South County Walks
- Meet Me at the Park
- Virtual classes and cooking demonstrations
Some activities require advanced registration, so read on for details about each.
South County Walks
Verdant’s partnership with the Edmonds Waterfront Center, City of Edmonds, City of Lynnwood, and City of Mountlake Terrace returns in 2021 to coordinate community walks, led by volunteers, for individuals and families. There will be four walks each week for eight weeks throughout the summer, and walks begin on Monday, July 12 and run through Thursday, Sept. 2.
These walks are typically 2-3 miles and take about an hour to complete. South County Walks is family-friendly and open to anyone interested, of all abilities. Once you have completed the one-time registration form online, you can drop in and participate on any walk with no RSVP required. Participate from one or all four sites and you will be entered to win a prize. Read more details online.
Meet Me at the Park
Learn about resources that are available to you in your community during three Meet Me at the Park events this month. Join Verdant, the City of Lynnwood, Community Transit, and Medical Teams International for an evening at Wilcox Park where local non-profit agencies will provide information about their no-cost or low-cost services, resources, and programs for you and your family. There will also be fun, safe activities for kids, prizes, and giveaways.
Meet Me at the Park is happening three consecutive Tuesdays from 6-8 p.m., July 13, 20, and 27, at Wilcox Park, 5215 196th St. SW, in Lynnwood. There is no RSVP or registration required – join us if you can! Read more details online.
If you’re looking for a way to expand your knowledge and learn some health tips and tricks, take a look at Verdant’s virtual classes taking place in July. A few examples include:
- Virtual – Recipes from the Blue Zones: Cuisine of Okinawa, Japan on Tuesday, July 13 at 6 p.m.,
- Virtual – Understanding How Nutrition Supports Your Mental Health on Tuesday, July 20 at 6 p.m., and
- Virtual – Recipes with Summer’s Fresh Produce from Local Farmers’ Markets on Tuesday, July 27 at 6 p.m.
- Virtual – Cooking Demo: Delicious Berry Desserts on Thursday on Thursday, July 29 at 1 p.m.
More classes are listed on the Verdant website calendar.
Beginning in August and September, Verdant will offer a mix of virtual, in-person, and hybrid classes. Visit verdanthealth.org for updates and information.
About the Verdant Health Commission:
The Verdant Health Commission funds a wide range of programs that empower people in South Snohomish County to make healthy decisions and get the care they need to stay well. For nearly half a century, we served the health needs of our community by managing the local community hospital. We are now focused on investing in innovative programs that will make a lasting impact on the health and well-being of South Snohomish County residents, with $8.2 million in grants issued in 2020. Verdant also offers free or low-cost education and prevention classes virtually and in person the Verdant Community Wellness Center in Lynnwood.