Free Wellness Walks offered in April

South Peninsula Hospital offers free indoor walking and brief health information presentations at their Wellness Walks, the first and third Saturdays of the month from 9-10am at SPARC.

The topic at Saturday April 2nd walk will be Spontaneous Coronary Artery Dissection (SCAD), and presented by Karen Northrop, PT, DPT, OCS, Physical Therapist and Director at South Peninsula Hospital’s Rehabilitation Department.  SCAD can occur at any age, but most cases occur in otherwise healthy people between the ages of 30 and 50. Northrop will address ways to detect advance warnings of SCAD from your body, in hopes of preventing serious outcomes.

The Saturday April 16th walk will focus on balance, and be hosted by Rich Kleinleder, Physical Therapy Assistant at South Peninsula Hospital Rehab Department. Suitable for all ages, Rich will teach balance activities and structured movement you can easily do at home to improve balance.  

Free blood pressure checks and door prizes are offered at walks. Please bring indoor shoes, and refrain from attending if you are experiencing any covid-like symptoms. Masks are optional. Walks are at SPARC located at 600 Sterling Highway. For more information call SPH Health and Wellness at (907) 235-0285.