Grantee Blog

It’s Time To Play!

The residents of Finn’s Mobile Home Park are so happy that their play area is complete. The area includes: a fun and colorful playset, appropriate signage, an assortment of flowers that beautify the area and a comfortable bench for parents to watch their children play and exercise.  For residents who are “too big” for the playset, they’re encouraged to take advantage of the designated walking path within Finn’s. The route is outlined on the sign posted right outside the play area. Individuals interested in providing exercise for their dogs can use the “doggie clean up station”, set up within Finn’s. It was installed to encourage people to leave their yards and WALK their dogs within the community.  And finally, at the far end of the grounds at Finn’s, residents can walk to the new picnic area complete with a spacious grassy area to play, a picnic table, a refuse container and beautiful flowers planted by a “Healthy Finn’s” volunteer.

It is awesome to see the positive results of our hard work and collaboration. Finn’s residents, management, the grant partners, volunteers and the “Healthy Finn’s Group” are so pleased with the outcome. Most importantly, the children are over joyed. In fact, management called the other day to say, “The kids play area is bananas! There are so many children playing and enjoying themselves!”

We hope the changes made, using NJHCN grant funds from Atlantic Health System, have inspired residents to live “happy and healthy” at Finn’s.

This program is supported by funding from Atlantic Health System as part of the New Jersey Healthy Communities Network.


About the Grantee

Wayne Health Department

One of the main purposes of the Wayne Health Department is to prevent the premature onset of disease and disability, and to help all residents achieve healthier, more productive lives. The health department is committed to maintaining, protecting, and promoting the health of its residents through organized health promotion and disease prevention efforts.