Healthy Bedford by Design: How WHERE we live affects HOW we live

Submitted by Toward a Healthier Bedford (TAHB) and the Bedford Chamber of Commerce


Consultant Mark Fenton - Courtesy image
Consultant Mark Fenton – Courtesy image

Everyone in Bedford is invited to a community-focused presentation on how we can improve the town’s health, environment & local economy. The breakfast and keynote presentation will take place from 7:30 until 10:30 am on Thursday, May 23, in the Great Room at Old Town Hall, 16 South Road.

Participation in this event is free of charge & breakfast will be provided, but preregistration by May 10 is required. Please email your RSVP to [email protected]

Featured speaker Mark Fenton will offer an environmental approach to how we can shape Bedford to support healthy living and improve our local resources.

An international public health, planning, and transportation, Fenton is a consultant and recognized authority on public health issues. His talk will highlight the need for community, environmental and public-policy initiatives to promote active lifestyles and economic vitality.  He will be addressing Bedford’s specific resources and challenges in his dynamic presentation.

Who should attend?  

Community Leaders, Board and Committee Chairs, Town Department Heads, members of town committees and residents interested in improving Bedford’s quality of life through our built environment.

What will you learn?

  •  What “Active Community Environments” can look like in Bedford, and why they matter
  •  Possible planning & funding processes for creating active communities
  •  Economic advantages of active communities

Funding for this program is made possible through a Community Transformation Grant from the Massachusetts Department of Public Health and the Metropolitan Area Planning Council and the Northwest Suburban Health Alliance/CHNA 15 DoN fund from Lahey Clinic.

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