Healthy Holiday Meals – Save the Date – NEW DATE

Sorry for confusion – December 18th is the date!  Please ignore other messages.

Date was changed due to Elementary Christmas Concert.

Linda from Hy-Vee will be discussing Healthy Holiday Meals

Tuesday December 18th

5:30-6:15 in the Council Chambers

Employee and/or spouses welcome. 

 

Check. Change. Control – Health Message #5

Eat Smart Month

Eating a heart-healthy diet can help you maintain your blood pressure. Learn some healthy eating tips
and learn more about how healthy eating can help you maintain a healthy blood pressure:
http://bit.ly/2zrYm3C

In November, we are celebrating Eat Smart Month to encourage ourselves, our families, friends, coworkers,
and neighbors to eat well every day, especially as we move into the holiday season. You can
learn more about Eat Smart Month here: http://bit.ly/2iGMwsz

Don’t Forget: Log your latest blood pressure in the CCC Tracker (www.ccctracker.com) this week!

 

 

In the United States, high blood pressure accounts for the second-most
heart disease and stroke deaths among preventable causes.

It’s second only to smoking.

Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure. (Many don’t even know they have it.)
The best way to know if you have high blood pressure it is to have your blood pressure checked regularly.

 

 

Healthy Holiday Meals – Save the Date – NEW DATE

Date was changed due to Elementary Christmas Concert.

Linda from Hy-Vee will be discussing Healthy Holiday Meals

Tuesday December 18th

5:30-6:15 in the Council Chambers

Employee and/or spouses welcome. 

 

Healthy Holiday Meals – Save the Date

Linda from Hy-Vee will be discussing Healthy Holiday Meals

Tuesday December 11th

5:30-6:15 in the Council Chambers

Employee and/or spouses welcome. 

 

Multi-family and Single Family Housing Planning

The City of Windom has an opportunity to approve a 46-unit market rate apartment.  The City hosted 4 community meetings to discuss multi-family and single family housing in Windom. Multiple locations were identified by the public and discussed at community meetings and City Council meeting.  Below is information regarding these meetings. 

Goal: Find a location that works for the developer and the community.

FAQ (Questions Regarding the Market Rate Apartment Project)

Recap: Multi-family Housing Community Meetings

Meetings:

  • November 20th, 2018
  • December 5th, 2018
  • January 16th, 2019
  • January 22nd, 2019 5:30 p.m.

Attachments (new):

Multi-family Housing Meeting #1

Multi-family Housing Meeting #2

Multi-family Housing Meeting #3

Multi-family Housing Meeting #4

Why Multi-family Apartments

Business Growth & Limited Housing

Planning

Why a large apartment vs a smaller unit rental

Windom Comprehensive Plan Review

The Windom Comprehensive Plan is an official public document adopted by the Windom City Council as a guide to decision-making.  The Plan presents a general concept for the future land uses. 

Overarching Vision

  1. Recognize that growth happens over time, and that all neighborhoods are on a continuum of improvement.  City policies and regulations need to be flexible to allow for change and growth. 
  2. Incorporate Health In All Policies into City planning and land use decisions. 
  3. Encourage new development without large expenditures for infrastructure (infill projects). 
  4. Enhance, Market, Promote – incorporate into all City planning.

Feedback regarding the Windom Comprehnsive Plan can be directed to Drew Hage (drew.hage@windommn.com)

 

Windom Comprehesive Plan_Public Review

Future Land Use Map – 2018

 

2018 VEBA Incentive

Congratulations to the 26 employees that received the 2018 VEBA Incentive of $250.00.

You should see the payments in your VEBA account this week.

Thanks for your 2018 participation.  The 2019 VEBA Incentive will be $500.00

 

Check. Change. Control – Reminder to Upload your BP Reading – Week 8

Dear Check. Change. Control.Participants:

Every day is a new opportunity to make healthy choices! A healthy diet is one of your best weapons in the fight against heart disease. Check out the American Heart Association’s recommendations for healthy eating.

Call to Action: While you’re there, pick out a recipe to try! (www.heart.org/nutritioncenter)

Attachment: Seasons of Eating Infographic

Don’t forget to upload your blood pressure reading using the online tracker by the end of the day. If you have any questions or problems uploading your blood pressure readings, please contact me at windom.wellness@windommn.com

NOTE: Participation will count toward earning $250 VEBA Incentive for 2018

 

Check. Change. Control – Health Message #4

Lose Weight/Maintain a Healthy Weight

Maintaining a healthy weight provides many health benefits. If you are overweight, losing as little as 5 to 10 pounds may help lower your blood pressure. Losing weight is one of the best ways to reduce your risk of heart problems and other diseases.

Two keys to losing weight or maintaining a healthy weight are moving more (getting more exercise) and eating well. Try taking a walk on your lunch break, or replacing a snack with fresh fruit. This factsheet has more tips on how to maintain a healthy weight: http://bit.ly/2iku1xf

There are many resources on www.heart.org for tips on how to eat healthy and be more physically active. Just search “healthy weight” in the search bar for more information! You can also talk with your doctor or a nutritionist for more information.

Don’t Forget: Log your latest blood pressure in the CCC Tracker (www.ccctracker.com) this week!

 

 

 

In the United States, high blood pressure accounts for the second-most
heart disease and stroke deaths among preventable causes.

It’s second only to smoking.

Nearly half of American adults have high blood pressure. (Many don’t even know they have it.)
The best way to know if you have high blood pressure it is to have your blood pressure checked regularly.