BRING IT ON! Avon (Team Happy Feet) VS North Ridgeville (Team Wicked Walkers) VS Westlake (WOW-Walkers of Westlake)!!!

SJMC Outreach Coodinator Paul Forthofer with Senior Center Directors Rita Price of North Ridgeville, Jackie Chavez-Anderson of North Olmsted and Westlake’s Lydia Gadd.

SJMC Outreach Coodinator Paul Forthofer with Senior Center Directors Rita Price of North Ridgeville, Jackie Chavez-Anderson of North Olmsted and Westlake’s Lydia Gadd.

September 23 marked the finale of The UH SJMC Senior Walking and Wellness Challenge where the 117 participants/walkers enjoyed a  final screening, luncheon, and awards ceremony.

The program is an effort to encourage healthy habits of senior adults 50 years and older to participate in an exercise health program.

The UH SJMC Outreach Department challenged three area senior centers to compete in a Walking and Wellness Challenge: One program in the spring and another in the fall.

The Senior Center that improved the most in their screening results would be the winner of the competition. To say that these walkers were competitive is an understatement!!!

dsc_3069-5Health talks by UH SJMC health professionals, and healthy activities were offered weekly to keep everyone in the program motivated.

There were 2 walkers in the Million Step Club, each walking over 1 million steps in the 6 week period. Collectively the participants walked a total of 23,127,650 steps, equal to approximately 10,951 miles. Each team had a winner or two in each category. The overall winning Senior Center was North Ridgeville, Team Wicked Walkers, and they lived up to their name.

Although each individual set personal goals, they were committed to helping their teams win.

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