Congratulations to our Health Heros

The Healthy Lombard Foundation would like to congratulate the four winners of their 2017 Health Hero Awards. The winners receive their awards at the 2017 Healthy Lombard Fitness February Fair that was held at the Yorktown Center Mall on February 25.

The two winners in the individual category were Debbie Durrbeck and Robert Plucinsky.

In 2016, Debbie Durrbeck of Warrenville, IL, had several things happening at once: stressful job, health issues, and being told by her doctor that if she didn’t make major changes she wouldn’t see her grandson grow up. Debbie decided to live a healthier life, started the Shaklee 180 program, and began to exercise. She is down 15 pounds, feels great and is looking forward to continuing her journey into wellness.

The other winner, Robert Plucinsky of Roselle, was chosen because every Thursday, a room filled with faithful exercise/health enthusiasts welcome Bob at the Bloomingdale Senior Center. I turn, Bob, greets everyone with a prepared lesson plan for the day, and as a veteran teacher for class. Bob confidently spreads new-age medical advice for the seniors. Some of these topics include “How to avoid heart disease”, “The cause and effects of stress”, and “Foods that can help prevent Alzheimer’s Disease”.  Reading from a yellow note pad, and ad-libbing relevant and personal anecdotes, Bob always works up a room full of smiles. After engaging his audience verbally, Bob then leads the pack into a series of stretches, balances, and other techniques used to better the mind, body, and soul. Bob has been volunteering as a Tai-Chi Instructor at the Bloomingdale Township Senior Center for over 12 years. Bob is a leading example on how to cherish our bodies, detox our minds, and live a rewarding life.

The winner the business category was the Main Street Café, located at 2 W St. Charles, Lombard, IL. Owner Debbie Hosabalis has taken many steps to offer a location that has a welcoming atmosphere as well as reasonably priced yet delicious menu items. This past year she went one step further and became the second restaurant in Lombard to allow a nutritionist associated with the Healthy Lombard Foundation, to review their offerings and then implemented suggested changes. This resulted in he Main Street Café devoting a full page in their newly printed menu to breakfast and lunch items that fit in any diet plan By featuring the Healthy Lombard logo in this prominent way, the Main Street Café is announcing to all that this establishment is committed to the concept of helping make the healthy choice an easy choice.

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Today’s The Day! Come To The Fair

The Healthy Lombard Foundation invites all members of the greater Lombard community to attend The Seventh Annual Fitness February Fair TODAY, February 25, 2017, from 10 AM – 1:30 PM, at the Yorktown Center Mall, Lombard, IL. This year the Fair will be located in the Lower Level Area of the mall near Home Goods and Marshalls. The most convenient doorway to use to attend the Fair is the Mall Entrance by Forever 21 (near the Streets of Butterfield).

The Fitness February Fair will features health-related displays, free health screenings, the opportunity to participate in interactive presentations and a raffle.  Visitors may pick up a sticker sheet at any of the exhibit tables. The sheet contains 16 spaces. As they visit any of the 35 exhibits they will receive one sticker for their sheet. When they have collected 16 of the possible 35 stickers, they can enter their name into the raffle for prizes.

The Fair will also feature stage performances. Stage presentations and demonstrations will include something for adults, seniors and kids. There will also be jump rope and hula-hoop competitions.

At 1PM, Healthy Lombard, with the assistance of Supernova, the Mascot of the Chicago Red Stars Women’s Soccer Team, will present Health Hero Awards to individuals, businesses, and organizations who have made healthy lifestyle changes in 2016.

Healthy Lombard is a 501c3 Foundation established in 2009 to address childhood obesity and promote healthy living for everyone.

Have You Seen The Sign?

 

In case you were waiting for “a sign,”  Yorktown Center now has it up on their outside electronic baird.

But all kidding aside, the Healthy Lombard Foundation hopes everyone in the area is planning to attend our February Fitness Fair on Saturday, February 25th.  We have 35 exhibitors, a FREE raffle that you can enter by visiting 16 tables and obtaining a sticker for your entry sheet, fantastic stage demonstrations, and Health Hero award presented with the assistance of Supernova, the mascot of the Chicago Red Stars Women’s Soccer Team.

Who will be there?  What will they be doing?  Here’s a sneek peek at what is at each table:

  1. 2XL Strength and Fitness– Strength training, special needs and elderly personal training, strength sports training, massage and Fascia Stretch Therapy, powerlifting and strongman team, weight loss
  1. COD Nursing Program – The students will be involved in health promotion activities including blood pressure measurements and ovarian cancer education regarding risk and prevention.
  1. Kiwanis Club of Lombard – Can you find the Key to Good Health? Stop by and take a turn at trying to open the treasure chest of Good Health.
  1. West Suburban Wellness – Will be providing nerve scan and posture screening.
  1. Westin Hotel of Lombard – Will have small handouts about the Westin brand and the history of wellness within the brand.  Also, we will also have mini activities for guests at the table that focus on the six pillars of wellness.
  1. National University of Health Services – Come check out various Alternative Health Care like chiropractic/ acupuncture/ naturopathic medicine.

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Thank You To Our February 25 Fitness Fair Major Sponsors

The Healthy Lombard Foundation would like to thank our major Fitness February Fair sponsors for help us address the epidemic of Childhood Obesity and promote a healthier lifestyle for everyone:

 

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Attendees At Fair Can Win Prizes

The Healthy Lombard Foundation invites all members of the greater Lombard community to attend The Seventh Annual Fitness February Fair on Saturday, February 25, 2017, from 10 AM – 1:30 PM, at the Yorktown Center Mall, Lombard, IL. This year the Fair will be located in the Lower Level Area of the mall near Home Goods and Marshall’s. The most convenient doorway to use to attend the Fair is the Mall Entrance by Forever 21 (near the Streets of Butterfield).

The Fitness February Fair will feature health-related displays, free health screenings, the opportunity to participate in interactive presentations and a raffle. Visitors may pick up a sticker sheet at any of the exhibit tables. The sheet contains 16 spaces. As they visit any of the 34 exhibits they will receive one sticker for their sheet. When they have collected 16 of the possible 34 stickers, they can enter their name into the raffle for prizes.

 

Some of the exhibitors include: 2XL Strength and Fitness, the National Ovarian Cancer Coalition sponsored by Inland Bank,  Lexington Square of Lombard, British Swim School Chicago & Suburbs, Lombard Park District, National University of Health Sciences sponsored by Bob Goldin State Farm Insurance, Nance Fitness, and Kovak Dermatology & Laser Institute.

Save the date – February 25!

Join us on the Lower Level by Last Chance on February 25 from 10AM to 2PM for the 7th Annual Healthy Lombard Fitness Fair! The Fitness Fair features health-related displays, free health screenings, interactive presentations, stage performances and a raffle. Demonstrations will range from fast-paced exercise workouts, martial arts, yoga, and senior mobility to jump rope and hula hoop competitions for children. Visit 16 of the 30 exhibits to enter the prize raffle.

HEALTHY LOMBARD IS NOW ACCEPTING HEALTH HERO NOMINATIONS

Healthy Lombard is now accepting nominations for its annual Health Heroes recognition, which honors individuals families, and/or businesses who have made a noticeable effort to improve their health and wellness during the past year.

The individuals who are chosen for the Health Heroes recognition will receive their awards at 1:15 PM during the 2017 Healthy Lombard Fitness February Fair scheduled for Saturday, February 25, 2017 at the Yorktown Center Mall, Lombard, IL.
To make a Health Heroes nomination, please write a one-paragraph (150 words or less) explaining what an individual or family has done to get healthy this past year or what a business has done to help the community or individuals in their workplace lead a healthier life in 2016.this year.

Email the nomination to Healthy Lombard’s Health Hero Chair, Jenn McGrath at jenn@healthylombard.com or mail the information to her 128 South 3rd Avenue, Lombard, IL 60148 no later than February 5, 2017. In addition, please include contact information for BOTH the nominator and the nominee (name, address, phone number, email).
All members of the greater Lombard area community are invited to attend The Fitness February Fair from 10 AM – 1:30 PM, which will features health-related displays, free health screenings, and the opportunity to participate in interactive presentations. This fun health and fitness event is made possible through the sponsorship of Partners of Healthy Lombard, a 501c3 Foundation established in 2010 to address childhood obesity and promote healthy living for everyone.

The photo shows the 2016 Participants from left to right:

Healthy Lombard (HL) Foundation Founder & Board President Jay Wojcik, Supernova, mMascot of the Chicago Red Stars Women’s Soccer Team who assisted in presenting the awards, Tony Topalidis, Owner of Maxfield’s’ Restaurant on Roosevelt Road in Lombard, Bonnie Kramer, Janiece Lewitke, Dave Frank, Alea Olson from Revolution Weight Loss and Physical Therapy, Health Hero Sponsor Ben Tipton from IRONCLAD,  and Health Hero Chairperson and  Healthy Lombard Foundation Board Member Stephanie Schiszik.

Keep Your New Year’s Resolution by Attending the 7th Annual Healthy Lombard February Fitness Fair

The Healthy Lombard Foundation invites all members of the greater Lombard community to attend The Seventh Annual Fitness February Fair on Saturday, February 25, 2017, from 10 AM – 1:30 PM, at the Yorktown Center Mall, Lombard, IL. This year the Fair will be located in the Lower Level Area of the mall near Home Goods and Marshall’s. The most convenient doorway to use to attend the Fair is the Mall Entrance by Forever 21 (near the Streets of Butterfield).

The Fitness February Fair will feature health-related displays, free health screenings, the opportunity to participate in interactive presentations and a raffle. Visitors may pick up a sticker sheet at any of the exhibit tables. The sheet contains 16 spaces. As they visit any of the 34 exhibits they will receive one sticker for their sheet. When they have collected 16 of the possible 34 stickers, they can enter their name into the raffle for prizes.

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Foundation Recognized for Healthy Eating-Out Program

Healthy Eating Meaning Fresh, Nutritious And Low Fat Eating

The article shown below was  published by Impact DuPage on September 21, 2016.  Healthy Lombard is honored to have its efforted recognized by this wonderful organization.

Municipalities across DuPage County are working to make an impact on strategic issues, such as Healthy Lifestyles. In Lombard, the Healthy Lombard coalition is working with restaurants to create and promote healthier menu options. In an effort to increase healthy eating and reduce obesity, restaurants are improving the local food environment by adopting Healthy Lombard criteria for healthier dining options. Developed by a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist participating in the coalition, these criteria include having food options that are low-calorie, have beneficial ingredients, and that are low in fat, cholesterol, and sodium.

Four restaurants located in Lombard, including restaurants such as Maxfield’s Restaurant and Main Street Cafe, have already agreed to participate and will be displaying the Healthy Lombard designation in the restaurant for customers to identify. By implementing strategies to increase and promote healthy eating options, Healthy Lombard will help our community reach intended outcomes and advance the well-being of DuPage County.

Check out our Healthy Eating Options Page to see the menus of two restaurants that are participating in this project, Maxfields on Roosevelt Road and the Main Street Cafe on Main and St. Charles Rd.

Celebrate Earth Day – Donate a Pair of Shoes!

earth dayApril 22 marks the 46th year of a movement that continues to inspire, challenge ideas, ignite passion, and motivate people to action.

In 1970, the year of the first Earth Day, the movement gave voice to an emerging consciousness, channeling human energy toward environmental issues. Forty-six years later, we continue to lead with groundbreaking ideas and by the power of our example.

And so it continues. Today. Right here and right now. Earth Day is more than just a single day — April 22, 2016. It’s bigger than attending a rally and taking a stand.

This Earth Day and beyond, let’s make big stuff happen. Donate a pair, or maybe even two, to the Healthy Lombard Shoe Drive. It’s a win-win-win opportunity.  You help to keep he shoes out of our landfills, you help individuals in 3rd world countries improve their stndard of living, and you support a great 501c3 foundation,

Drop off your new or gently used shoes (the drive runs until June 14) at one of these locations:

Revolution Physical Therapy & Weight Loss in Glen Ellyn
Health Track Sports and Wellness in Glen Ellyn
LiNiTo  Cycle in Lombard
Helen Plum Memorial Library in Lombard
Olympia Chiropractic and Physical Therapy in Elmhurst
Jewel/Osco on Main Street in Lombard
Inland Bank on Westmore Rd. in Lombard
The Village Hall of Lombard
Schroeder’s ACE on Westmore
Two Lombard Park District locations: Sunset Knolls and the Commons
York Township on Westmore

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