SOUTH WINDSOR — The South Windsor Alliance for Families, in conjunction with South Windsor Youth & Family Division, will be hosting a “Spring Into Healthy Living” event to help local families learn healthier lifestyle habits and learn about what the alliance and the department have to offer.
Everyone is invited to take part in the March 29 event, from 6 to 7:30 p.m. Families will be given schedules to attend 10 to 15-minute stations, each of which presents a healthy lifestyle habit.
The activities include crafts, planting seeds, games with school resources officers, and more.
“The middle school and high school officers will be joining us,” explained Danielle Bilfolck, MSW intern and teen center coordinator with the Youth & Family Services Division, adding that seeing the officers in a context outside of school will provide a different perspective for students.
“They’ll be able to do a game with the families that participate, so they can interact on a different level, because they’re only interacting in the schools,” she said.
Another station will include therapy dogs, which are expected to be very popular.
The Conduit Center of East Hartford will also have a sound and music therapy station, featuring gongs.
Pizza and salad will be served for dinner. Healthy snacks and smoothies will also be one of the stations.
“They’ll get stuff to take home, so they’ll get healthy snacks and recipes, and we’ll make smoothies with them here,” Bifolck said.
The Alliance is comprised of police officers, school officials, and representatives from town departments – including parks and recreation – as well as student representatives.
The event, aimed for families with younger children, though all are welcome, will include showcasing some of the town’s services, including from the South Windsor Public Library.
“We want to show everyone what kind of resources we have, and get the word out about what Youth and Family Services does,” Bifolck said. “We also want to get the word out about what SWAFF is. This is our main event, so we’d like to have as many people participating as possible.”
For more information, contact Bifolck at 860-648-6360.