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Senior Scene: Wellness, ACHIEVE and the community center kitchen

Fitness e-newsletter returns


Fitness e-news

The health and wellness team at the Wilsonville Community Center has been hard at work and our Fitness E-Newsletter is by: SUBMITTED - Get fit at the adult community center by using a personal trainer.back. The first issue since 2011 was sent out on July 10 and featured an article on our new parks and recreation director, Stan Sherer, updates on the HEAL Wilsonville Healthy Community Team and information about upcoming free fitness testing. Email Patty Brescia at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to be added to the mailing list for this great resource that will offer fitness and nutrition tips and other updates on community center programs.

ACHIEVE Healthy Communities becomes HEAL Wilsonville

by: SUBMITTED - Brescia

Team Wilsonville has taken on a new name just in time and a new logo for a summer community outreach campaign. HEAL Wilsonville team members will be visible at a variety of special events this summer sharing information with Wilsonville residents on: tobacco-free parks, healthy options at local restaurants and grocery stores and options for getting active this summer.

The ACHIEVE grant funding will be used to produce a variety of educational and promotional materials including: temporary tattoos, Frisbees, balls and other items that encourage physical activity. The team is also working on producing tips on lifestyle changes that can help individuals who are trying to stop using tobacco products.

Personal training at the center

Are you planning to get back into exercise but are concerned about previous health issues or injuries? Brad Moore, our fitness specialist at the community center has been part of our adults 55+ team for seven years.

He brings a unique skill set to the center, as a certified personal trainer having attended annual trainings with the American College of Sports Medicine, as well as certification in using the functional movement screening and kettle bell training.

He uses humor and an individualized approach to develop fitness plans that are geared to the specific goals and needs of his clients. For a free fitness assessment, contact Brad Moore at 503-570-1522 or email him at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Community center kitchen upgrades improve efficiency

The upgrades made to equipment in the kitchen during last year’s renovation are paying off in cost savings and a decrease in food discarded.

In 2012, the center delivered 7,060 meals to home-bound seniors. Since meals are not served on Thursdays, an additional frozen meal is sent home on Wednesdays along with a hot meal.

In the past, staff has purchased frozen meals from Bateman Foods in Salem to provide the Thursday meal. The renovation provided an increase in cold storage capacity, a Blast Chiller to safely cool food down and sealing machine to prepare the meals for the freezer, our staff are using leftover food to prepare home-delivered meals to be frozen. This will result in a cost savings of $4,000 to $5,000 per year.




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