Froedtert Menomonee Falls Hospital, Menomonee Falls, 2021 Community Benefit

FIT in the Parks Health and Wellness Series Helps Address Community Health and Fitness Needs

In partnership with the Village of Menomonee Falls and as part of the Live Well Waukesha County initiative, the Froedtert & Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) health network is a proud sponsor of the FIT in the Parks health and wellness series. More than 25 free activities were offered in various parks throughout the village of Menomonee Falls, including family and adult boot camps, walking club, plein air painting, yoga, sunset candlelight hike and barre fitness mat classes. More than 700 community members participated last year. Froedtert & MCW health network staff offer education on healthy eating, hands-only CPR, stroke, bike safety, fall prevention and the effects of exercise on mental health, as well as blood pressure screenings, at the community activities. The 2018 Community Health Improvement Plan and Process (CHIPP) Survey found that about 70% of adult residents of Waukesha County are overweight or obese, and less than half of those surveyed met recommended nutritional and physical activity goals. Froedtert & MCW's health network works to address these issues through community partnerships and programs such as FIT in the Parks.