Community Wellness Program Berkshire 150 Enters Third Year

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PITTSFIELD, Mass. — The Berkshire Health Systems (BHS) Wellness Program wants area residents to improve their health and well-being through the third year of Berkshire 150. 
Berkshire 150 is a community wellness program promoting exercise over a 5-week period, with the goal of exercising at least 150 minutes a week. This is the number of minutes recommended by the Centers for Disease Control to help maintain a healthy lifestyle, in addition to eating the right foods.
Berkshire 150 runs from Sunday, April 16 to Saturday, May 21 and registration is currently open. Individuals can register at any time, even after the program starts, while teams must be registered by Sunday, April 17. 
To register, visit the Berkshire Health Systems website at
Individuals and teams can begin submitting their minutes on Friday, April 21 using a form that can be found on the BHS website. The final day for submitting minutes exercised is Thursday, May 25th at 12 noon.
Participants can join Berkshire 150 as an individual or form a team. Participants can keep track of the number of minutes exercised daily on their phone, a calendar, or by using a fitness tracking app. Each week, participants submit the total number of minutes they exercised using the Berkshire 150 online submission form. They will also be able to submit minutes for any previous weeks they may have missed at any point during the duration of the program.
"Our Wellness team is here to support all of the participants throughout the program, whether they need assistance registering, have questions about exercises, or want to learn more about healthy living," said Maureen Daniels, BHS Director of Wellness and Community Health. "Remember to stay hydrated, have fun, and work within your fitness level while exploring new activities. As always, please speak with your primary care provider before starting a new exercise program."
For more information, visit the BHS website or contact the Wellness Team at

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Municipal Electricity Aggregation in Pittsfield

PITTSFIELD, Mass. — Pittsfield reminds residents and business owners that they are eligible to sign up for a lower rate of electricity by joining the city's Municipal Aggregation Program.
Since the launch of this program in 2018 by Mayor Tyer's administration, residents have collectively saved approximately $8,390,000 and businesses have saved approximately $5,076,000 for a total savings of $13,466,000.
Dynegy Energy Services is the supplier of electricity as part of the Community Power Supply Program and offer a fixed rate of $.09603 per kWh for basic service. This rate is valid through January of 2024 and residents can opt in and opt out at any point, at no charge, during the term of the program.
To opt-in this program, residents and businesses can call Dynegy Energy Services at (866) 220-5696 and ask to enroll in the city's program or visit:
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