The city of Salem was recently awarded $240,000 by Partners HealthCare and North Shore Medical Center to participate in the state's "Mass in Motion" initiative, which encourages people to live healthier lives.

An event on May 28 at Witchcraft Heights Elementary School highlighted the Salem coalition's planned efforts for the year. Students were able to take tours of the gardens surrounding the school.

Salem plans to focus on five areas that will help residents become more active and eat healthier:

  • Promoting and expanding farmers markets
  • Coordinating and expanding school gardens
  • Promoting the Salem Spins Bike Share program
  • Increasing Safe Routes to School partner schools
  • Identifying infrastructure barriers to daily physical activity opportunities

Read the full story from Nobo Magazine.

View photos from the event on May 28 on the Partners HealthCare Facebook page.

Read the original announcement about our commitment to Mass in Motion.