Healthy Active Living


  • Ciclovía (Open Streets)--1st and 3rd Sunday in August
  • Healthy Food Access
  • Open Spaces/Parks Stewardship
  • S.A.L.S.A. Festival--1st Saturday in June 
  • Worksite Wellness


Sparked by alarming news about high obesity levels among Lawrence youth, the Health Active Living Working Group was created in September 2010. This group of concerned community providers works collaboratively to identify, address and remove barriers that hinder opportunities for healthier eating and more active living in our community, while advocating for a healthier environment.

In May 2012, a decision was made to merge the Environmental Health Working Group in this group, as Healthy Active Living also encompasses the environment as wel as the other deonminators-nutrition and physical activity. This decision came as a result of the changing landscape within the Task Force and our partners, resulting in a change in leadership.

Meeting Info

the Healthy Active Living Working Group meets every 4th Wednesday from 9:30-11:00am at Groundwork Lawrence 50 Island Street Entrance B Suite 101.Lawrence MA

For information on Subgroups meetings, please contact any of the tri-chairs.


Lesly Melendez, Groundwork Lawrence

Martha Velez, Lawrence Council On Aging

Betsy Goodrich, Merrimack Valley Planning Commission