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Westford celebrates National Public Health Week

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WESTFORD — The Westford Health Department kicks off National Public Health Week with a variety of event offerings and challenges for residents to stay active and healthy.

The department recently publicized its events between April 4 and April 10. Educational resources can be found on Facebook.

Monday

The Hopscotch Challenge: Residents are tasked with creating creative hopscotch designs. Trophy prizes will be provided to both the “most creative” individual hopscotch design, as well as the “best” neighborhood design. Individuals should upload their hopscotch video to the Westford Health Department Facebook page by April 10.

Monday Mile: The department is encouraging residents to participate in the challenge, which consists of a group walk or jog to start the week.

Tuesday 

The department will be posting education on a variety of topics, including mental health, suicide prevention and septic system maintenance.

Wednesday

The department will be posting information on well testing and Per- and Polyfluorinated Substances (PFAS), as well as educating residents on vaccines.

Thursday 

Nature walk: Westford Health Department and Good Pickin’ Farm are hosting a nature walk on Thursday, April 7 from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at 5 Gould Rd. Participants will be able to bring home and herb from the farm during their walk.

The department will also be posting tick and mosquito information, as well as Spring and Summer food safety tips.

Friday

The department will be posting information on medication and needle disposal, as well as domestic violence resources.

Saturday

Zumba: Zumba is returning, with the department hosting an event at Abbot Elementary School from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. on Saturday, April 9.

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Ben Domaingue
Ben Domaingue has previously worked at newspapers in New Hampshire and is a News Reporter covering Westford. He’s passionate about community journalism, photography and hiking.