The Be Well Northborough launch event is scheduled for June 22

Ellsworth McAfee Park is located at 363 South St. in Northborough.
(Photo/Dakota Antelman)

NORTHBOROUGH – The new Be Well Northborough initiative will kick off with a bang next month.

Residents and staff are invited to attend a community event to mark the start of the community program on June 22 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Ellsworth McAfee Park.

A carnival-inspired event, the kickoff will feature a bouncy house and 65-foot inflatable obstacle course as well as inflatable games.

Participants will also be able to play cornhole, basketball and volleyball. There will be snacks and a prize wheel.

Be Well Northborough is a new health and wellness initiative that has been introduced to city leaders earlier this year.

The Be Well Northborough task force includes department heads from all city departments including police, fire, recreation, family and youth services, seniors center and council on aging, health, library and public schools. The deputy municipal administrator is also part of the group.

Be Well aims to help Northborough recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, with a focus on developing new resources while raising awareness of existing resources, including those that address social isolation, mental health , addiction and wellness.

As part of this initiative, Be Well Northborough has created a shared community schedule filled with activities like outdoor yoga and walking and hiking groups.

During next month’s kick-off event, there will be several tables from a number of services to help residents learn more about the programs and resources available in the city.

For more information and to learn more about the initiative, visit https://www.town.northborough.ma.us/bewell.

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