To encourage healthy physical activity in people of all ages, the cardiac rehab and wellness departments have come together to institute the Walk with a Doc event for the Genesis community. The monthly sessions begin with a local doctor giving fitness tips and/or health advice, then leading a 30 to 40 minute walk. Doctors will also answer general health questions during the walk. The walks will be the second Saturday of each month, starting at 8:30 a.m. and lasting about an hour. Participants are invited to walk about a mile with the doctor at their own pace; you are always welcome to walk as far as you’d like.
Call Tara Poorman or Sharon Francis in cardiac rehab, at 454-4336 or Cathy Blair, employee wellness coordinator, at 586-6880, with any questions. For more information about the Somerset walks, call Sandy Hooper, Jenny Taylor or Jerrica Rechley at 743-3800.
The walk will take place on the Gorsuch Fitness Trail at Genesis-Bethesda Hospital.
This month's walk will be with Vicki Whitacre, M.D., Emergency Medicine.