Move-it Monday

Madison County Celebrates Monday Mile Day

Community activist Donna Lynch cutting the ribbon for the Chittenango Monday Mile grand opening on Monday Mile Day.

September 29, 2018 was Madison County Monday Mile Day. The Madison County Rural Health Council celebrated their Monday Mile walking program with healthy snacks, prizes, and group Monday Miles. Ten of their 12 Monday Mile county-wide routes participated in the event. Monday Mile Day served to increase awareness about the established routes and to motivate community members to get outside and get moving! Participants were encouraged to walk the Monday Mile and complete a survey about their usage of the routes. Of the approximate 130 participants throughout the 10 sites, 72 completed the survey, and 12 people signed up to be Monday Mile Group Leaders. These leaders will be responsible for organizing a weekly Monday Mile walk in their community in hopes to increase physical activity and social connection. The Madison County Rural Health Council, Live Well Committee, and community members worked together make the day a success.

Making Recreation Inclusive, One Mile at a Time

Lerner Fellow, Jordan Gilman, posing with an umbrella at the start of the Monday Mile track
Healthy Monday Team at the DeRuyter Monday Mile

The Lerner Center’s mission is to improve the health of the community through service, research, education, advocacy and policy. To bring this mission to life, Lerner Center staff and graduate fellows took part in a 10-hour online inclusivity training. The InclusionU training and certification program offered through the Inclusive Recreation Resource Center at SUNY Cortland focuses on evaluation metrics anyone can use to assess the inclusivity of particular recreational spaces. An online database collects information about the accessibility of everything from trails and parks to bowling alleys. People of all abilities can check out the database before heading to a place of recreation to ensure they will be able to access and participate in the activities. The ultimate goal of these assessments is to help all people, regardless of ability, to play wherever they choose. Continue Reading

Bring the Monday Mile to Your Community

Syracuse University south campus Monday Mile start signWe are interested in providing support to communities in the Central New York region that promote physical activity and seek to reduce the associated risk of chronic disease by installing a Monday Mile walking route. Continue Reading

St. Joseph’s Hospital Monday Mile Kickoff

Monday Mile sign at St. Joseph's HospitalThere has been quite a buzz this week about the Monday Mile!  The initiative began in 2012 with a joint proclamation issued by the Mayor of Syracuse and Onondaga County Executive proclaiming September 10th as Move it Monday Day!  This proclamation set in motion the installation of one mile walking routes throughout the city and county to support people in getting active and moving more.





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Two New Monday Miles Routes In Syracuse

Monday Mile logoSpring has returned to Upstate New York! After a bitterly cold, snowy past few months there is nothing better than enjoying a few extra hours of sunshine, warmer temperatures and watching the landscape come back to life. A great way to enjoy the season is to get out and walk a Monday Mile. We are introducing two new Monday Mile routes this spring, at Upstate University Hospital’s Community campus and at St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center. Continue Reading