St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital and Oconee Valley Healthcare are postponing the start of the Walk to Wellness program until further notice. We are following guidelines from the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention that are designed to put the safety of our patients, colleagues, residents, and community members first as the COVID-19 situation evolves. We will announce the new start date when it has been decided. Thank you for your understanding. Please note that Oconee Valley Healthcare offices are still operating as usual.
St. Mary’s Good Samaritan Hospital and Oconee Valley Healthcare have teamed up for our fourth annual Walk to Wellness, a six-week walking program. Walk to Wellness helps the community come together to become healthier together, one walk at a time!
The health benefits of walking are extensive and include increased heart and lung fitness, reduced risk of heart disease and stroke, management of high blood pressure, cholesterol, and diabetes, and reduced body fat.
This year, our program will start with a pre-assessment which will collect simple health information from participants including blood pressure, weight, and BMI. There will also be a post-assessment so you are able to see how your health has improved! Walking together will help everyone to encourage each other and stay motivated and committed to the program, and to better your health.
The pre-assessment will be on Tuesday, March 24th at Oconee Valley Healthcare from 5-6 pm. Walking will take place every Monday-Thursday from 5-6 pm starting March 25th through April 29th at Robinson Park in Greensboro (409 E. Bush St). The post assessment will be Thursday, April 30th at Oconee Valley Healthcare.
If you are interested in joining the program, please contact Laura at 706-454-5183. Join us in making ourselves and our community healthier today!