Upcoming Events & Website Resources

Please see below for a listing of Healthy Adams County’s upcoming events.  For questions or more information regarding these events please call 717-337-4137 or email jgastley2@wellspan.org.

Virtual Death Café(s)

Date:
2nd Thursday of each month

Time:
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m.

Description:

Sponsored by the End of Life Committee, an affiliate of Healthy Adams County

Discussion in a safe space, to explore issues about death, dying, life and living and its effects on ourselves and others.  Registration is required.  To register please call 717-337-4137 or email jgastley2@wellspan.org

 

2022 Spring Walking Parties

Date:
Wednesday, April 20th – June 8th

Time:
1pm – 6pm

Location:
Various

Highmark Wholecare Memorial Day FREE 5k

Date:
Monday, May 30, 2022

Time:
8 a.m.

Location:
Wyndham Hotel, Gateway Complex

Description:
Arrive 15 minutes early to register.  Race/walk kicks off from the Wyndham Hotel in the Gateway Complex off Rtes 30 and 15.  Medals for all children who finish. (3.1 miles, paved roads, some gentle hills)
Click here to register.
For questions or more information please call 717-337-4137 or email jgastley2@wellspan.org.

 

Senior Day!

Date:
Saturday, June 11, 2022

Time:
8am – 1pm

Location:
Adams County Farmer’s Market, 108 North Stratton Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Description:
Join us for free activities, prizes, and resources to benefit the senior citizens in our community! The Adams County Office for Aging will be on-site at the Adams County Farmers Market to distribute Senior Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) checks to qualifying senior citizens. Don’t forget, the Adams County Farmers Market will double the value of senior FMNP checks!

If you would like to learn more about sharing resources as a community partner at Senior Day, please email: manager@acfarmersmarkets.org.

 

Kid’s Day at Adams County Farmer’s Market

Date:
Saturday, August 20, 2022

Time:
8am – 1pm

Location:
Adams County Farmer’s Market, 108 North Stratton Street, Gettysburg, PA 17325

Description:
Kids Day at the Adams County Farmers Market is full of fun and exciting activities for kids of all ages. Participation at Kids Day is free and all are welcome to attend. Children will even be able to earn their very own market tokens to spend with vendors! If you would like to sign up to be considered as a community exhibitor for this event, please fill out the form HERE.

Health Benefits of Outdoor Recreation

This video by the Pennsylvania Parks and Forests Foundation encapsulates so many of the benefits of walking and biking outdoors!

Attention Parents and Children! The internet is full of free resources to keep you and your children motivated for physical activity!

Click on the following link children-go-for-physical-activity-resources-wm-final-1 to access the “Children Go for Physical Activity – Links for Parents and Children”, which will lead you into the world of health and physical activity, with fun, internet-based links for movement activities. Children and their parents will find  some basic searchable internet resources, as well as links to yoga, Zumba, and theme-based movement adventures. Want to foster alphabet sound recognition? Numbers? Colors and Music? Build a simple obstacle course? Find it here – some English, some Spanish – all can be followed by watching the motions! Search and move for a healthier heart!

Developed by the Physical Fitness Task Force and the Children’s Health and Nutrition Task Force of Healthy Adams County, PA.

Visit these websites for other activities  happening in the community

YWCA Gettysburg & Adams County:  https://www.ywcagettysburg.org/special-events/ & https://www.ywcagettysburg.org/brown-bag-lunch-series-2/

United Way of Adams County:  http://www.uwadams.org/Annual-Events

Adams County Arts Council *(scholarships for classes available)https://adamsarts.org/

Adams County Library:  https://www.adamslibrary.org/

Gettysburg Rec Park:  https://www.gara-recpark.info/

Healthy Adams Bicycle Pedestrian Inc.:  http://habpi.org/pages/organized.php

Destination Gettysburg:  https://www.destinationgettysburg.com/index.asp

Strawberry Hill Nature Preserve:  https://www.strawberryhill.org/

*Under the Horizon:  http://underthehorizon.net/

Gettysburg Community Theatre:  https://www.gettysburgcommunitytheatre.org/

Gettysburg College Sunderman Conservatory:  https://www.gettysburg.edu/academic-programs/sunderman-conservatory/events/

Adams County Penn State Extension:  https://extension.psu.edu/adams-county

Penn Cares:  https://www.penncares.org/

Pine Grove Furnace State Park:  https://www.dcnr.pa.gov/StateParks/FindAPark/PineGroveFurnaceStatePark/Pages/default.aspx#FindUs

East Berlin Community Center:  http://www.ebacc.org/