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Healthy Countryside aims to improve the health of the people who live, work and play in Countryside. The Healthy Countryside committee aims to bring more wellness and health prevention education, healthy lifestyle choices and social engagement opportunities to our city. Our goal: to improve the health of our community. 

Did You Know?

  • Movement and exercise are good for your heart AND your brain. Every little bit counts, even 10 minutes of movement here and there as “workout snacks.”
  • 1 lap around the track at Countryside Park equals a ½ mile. Check out the park’s exercise equipment, tennis/pickleball courts, basketball court and sand volleyball nets.
  • Dogs are allowed (on leashes) at Countryside Park on the new Brainard walking path. Get out walking with your dog for more steps!
Healthy Countryside Committee Members:

Co-Chairs: Kris Lonsway and Liz Valdes, Residents
Mayor Sean McDermott
Alderman John Von Drasek
Dr. Olga Garcia-Bedoya, Associate Professor, Department of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago
Dr. Laura Laskonis, All Star Pediatrics
Socorro Mendoza, Director of English Learners, School District 105 
Angela Curran, President & CEO, Pillars Community Health