Welcome To Healthy Villages
Healthy Villages is a program designed to help residents of Van Buren County learn to make healthier lifestyle choices.?
Our Mission: To help make Van Buren County a healthy place to live and work, by providing resources, education and wellness opportunities to everyone.
Our Vision: Healthy Villages is committed to making Van Buren County a healthy place in which to live and work.
Keosauqua Farmers Market will start May 22nd, 2018!
Keosauqua Farmers Market is every Tuesday 4:00-6:00 pm in the city park.
All farmers, producers and growers are welcome. Items have to be homemade or home grown to sell at the market.
For more infromation or to be a vendor or a food vendor at the market contact Amanda at 319-293-8701 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Bonaparte Farmers Market every Thursday May-October 3-6:00 pm,. Located 1st Street Bonparte.
Farmington Farmers Market every Friday June-October 3:30-6:00pm. Located in the shelter along the river.
Bentensport Farmers Market every Saturday 10-1. Located in the park.
2018 Van Buren County Calendar of Wellness Events
Community Wellness Events to look forward to in the coming year to help you reach you wellness goals:
Live Healthy Iowa 5K
Women’s Tennis League (April-October) Keosauqua
Live Healthy Iowa Strut Your Pup (April-May)
Color Run/Walk and Health Fair
Farmers Market start
Live Healthy Iowa Go the Distance Day (Kids)
Woman and Men Golf Leagues (Riverview Country Club) May-September
Live Healthy Iowa Burst your Thirst (June- July)
Strawberry Festival- (Fun Run) 2nd weekend of the month
Safe and Healthy Kids Fair
Cantril Days- Frisbee Golf Tournament
Bike Van Buren
Slow Pitch Tournament (Cantril Days)
Live Healthy Iowa Step Challenge (September- October)
Local Church Crop Walks
Slow Pitch Tournament (Milton Festival and Stockport BBQ Days)
Friends of Lacey- Fall 5K Run/walk
Live Healthy Iowa/ Iowa Healthiest State Initiative (Fall Walk)
Men’s Basketball- Sundays October-February (Van Buren High School Gym)
Cantril Waubonsie Trail- Light walking trail
Cantril- Winter run/walk
Aerobics- Farmington Monday and Wednesday 5:30
Tia-Chi Classes- Wednesdays 8:30 Keosauqua United Methodist Church
Van Buren County Hospital Diabetic Classes- Quarterly
Iowa State Extension Workshops
To print a copy see our Tips & Resources page.
Community Health Needs Assessment
Van Buren County Hospital and Van Buren County Public Health have completed a Van Buren County Community Health Needs Assessment. A new Community Health Improvement Plan was developed and can be found on the Van Buren County Hospital website at www.vbch.org
Fitness Center Open Free for Residents to use!
Birmingham- Closed until new location is found
Cantril- basement of Township Hall
Douds- basement of Methodist Church
Farmington- Indian Lake
Milton- City Hall
Keosauqua- 807 Main Street
Bonaparte- Bonaparte Improvement Associations building (Old Elementary)
Healthy Villages now has rentals available. There is a $100 refundable deposit on each.
- Hand washing Station- $30 per day rental fee
- Pop-up Tents (1)- $25 per day rental fee
Group Exercise Classes
Farmington Community Center Monday and Wednesday nights 5:30-6:15 pm
Cardio/resistance Training- Suitable for working at your own pace!
$3 per class paid when attend. Just bring your own mat everything else will be provided.
Instructor: Robin Kokjohn
Tai Chi Classes
Keosauqua Methodist Church every Tuesday morning from 8:30-9:00 am
No floor work. Great stretching. Wear comfortable clothes
Instructor: Lil Perry
Blue Zones Project