What does My PLACE have for Healthy Living?…A Lot!

Here’s what I found in Ridgefield that contributes to healthy living:

  1. Rec center – with a wide variety of programs
  2. Elaborate Hiking Trail system
  3. Founders Hall – For Sr’s only -(Age: 60+)
  4. Teen Center
  5. Skating Center
  6. Boys & Girls Club
  7. Youth & Adult sports programs
  8. Multiple Pharmacies: RiteAid, Walgreens, CVS, Bissells,
  9. Churches – with a variety of programs embedded
  10. Ample sidewalks for walking in and around town.
  11. Meals on Wheels- Food program for people with food insecurity/Food Pantry Not just for seniors
  12. Urgent Care – Walk-in Clinic
  13. Several Doctors practices in a variety of specialties
  14. X # Dentists
  15. Nature Temptation Organic Food Store, Mallillo Farms – Fresh Vegetables, Veronica’s farm stand.
  16. Public Library recently renovated and very inviting and welcomes people who don’t have AC on hot days to hang out and chill.
  17. Numerous Restaurants
  18. NO FAST FOOD CHAINS! (McD’s, BK, Wendy ,Etc)
  19. Community Outreach groups
  20. Ballard Park – X acres
  21. Great Pond – Public swimming
  22. Dhly Ridge Gold Course – Public
  23. Playgrounds and Public access fields for sports & Rec
  24. Pickleball/Tennis courts
  25. Police & Fire Dept, with two EMS crews.
  26. Movie Theater
  27. Aldrich Museum
  28. Ridgefield Playhouse, Contemporary Theater,
  29. Lions Club, Rotary Club, American Legion, civic organizations
  30. Director of Social Services – Numerous outreach org (Neighbors Helping Neighbors,
  31. Municipal Agent – A dedicated person to help navigate any areas of concern or stress

This is truly an impressive list.

Here is a list of items I think Ridgefield NEEDS (Not a very long list):

  1. Better quality Pickleball courts
  2. More affordable housing units for renters – How many rentals
  3. Public Transportation options – Ride sharing to points of interest (Danbury Mall, VA, Katonah Train Station, Norwalk

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