Henry Ford LiveWell Kids, a new program that brings cooking demonstrations, fitness sessions, confidence-building and other healthy living lessons to the shopping mall, kicks off July 29 at Fairlane Town Center.
For five Saturdays through August 26, health & wellness experts from Henry Ford Health System will present interactive sessions to children ages 4-14. The sessions are free and held in Macy’s Court at Fairlane Town Center, 18900 Michigan Ave., Dearborn
The program starts with a session on fitness and exercise and ends with a back-to-school party with Detroit Pistons dancers and team mascot, Hooper. Topics in between include cooking and nutrition, self-esteem building and stress management.
- July 29 - Fitness and Exercise - Get your heart pumping with yoga, strength training and aerobic dance
- Aug. 5 - Nutrition and Cooking Demo - Learn how to cook up a (healthy) storm
- Aug. 12 - Self-esteem - Confidence is key. Learn tips on how to maintain good self-esteem
- Aug. 19 - Healthy Habits - Learn how to prioritize, organize, manage stress and understand the importance of sleep and healthy habits
- Aug. 26 - Back-to-School Celebration - Get in the back-to-school spirit with a special appearance by Hooper and two Detroit Pistons dancers
Sessions run from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Registration is preferred by calling 313-593-3546, but walk-ins are welcome. All children must be accompanied by an adult.
The goal of Henry Ford LiveWell Kids Summer Program, a first-time collaboration between Starwood Retail Partners, Fairlane Town Center and Henry Ford Health System, is to use the free time of summer as a time to form healthy habits before kids head back to school.
“We’re excited to partner with Starwood and Fairlane Town Center, a business that is a community gathering place,” says Dr. Stacy Leatherwood, Physician Champion for Childhood Wellness, Henry Ford LiveWell. “Healthcare improves when we extend it beyond the doctor’s office to places where people go while they’re well.”
“As a doctor I always discuss and encourage healthy habits, but once the patient leaves the office it’s up to them to take the advice or not,” says Dr. Leatherwood. “A program like this, especially during the summer when routines change and even the most health-focused families can get off track, gives us another way to reach families and talk about the benefits and ease of healthy living.”
The LiveWell Kids Summer Program is part of Fairlane Town Center’s MallStars Kids Club, which is free and open to children 10 years old and younger. Members receive information about mall events, giveaways and newsletters with special offers. Sign up for the MallStars Kids at Henry Ford LiveWell Kids events, at other MallStars events or here. More on Henry Ford LiveWell Kids Summer Program is here, events page.
“What we want and plan to do,” says Dr. Leatherwood, “is teach healthy habits in a way that makes it fun, practical and easy to remember."
About Henry Ford LiveWell
Henry Ford LiveWell is multi-faceted initiative at Henry Ford Health System. LiveWell was established in 2012 and offers guidance on eating well, moving well, feeling well through community projects, a LiveWell blog by healthcare experts at HenryFordLiveWell.com and a variety of programs.
About Fairlane Town Center
Fairlane Town Center is located at 18900 Michigan Ave in Dearborn, Michigan. Hours are Monday – Saturday: 10 a.m. – 9 p.m., Sunday: 11 a.m. – 6 p.m. Restaurant, department store and theatre hours may vary. For more information, visit ShopFairlane.com.
About Starwood Retail Partners
Starwood Retail Partners is not your father's - or grandfather's - landlord. It is redeveloping, managing, leasing and operating the next generation of shopping centers for a new generation of shoppers: active, exciting community cores for an increasingly interconnected consumer. Owned by Starwood Capital Group, it has grown to 30 centers in 16 states since its founding in 2012, working with top-tier investment firms to help finance properties and employing the talents and skills of the most creative professionals in the business to maximize their value. Starwood builds solid relationships and partners with our retailers and invests in innovative technologies that help its properties become more productive, stores more exciting and shoppers more engaged. Starwood understands ultimately, as an owner, as an employer and as a citizen of our communities, it's not about property, it's about people. www.starwoodretail.com
HENRY FORD MEDIA CONTACT: Kim North Shine, firstname.lastname@example.org, 313-549-4995
FAIRLANE CONTACT: Peggy Hayes, PHayes@StarwoodRetail.com, 313- 593-3546