A Walk in the Park! is an initiative of the National Recreation and Parks Association and Walk with a Doc program, to increase physical activity in communities while connecting health care providers with community members through parks and recreation.
The program encourages participation in the Walk with Ease program to promote healthy lifestyles.
Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation is hosting Free Walk in the Park program with Walk with Ease classes:
No registration necessary, but for more info, contact John Brunner, 919-932-2967 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chapel Hill Community Center and the Bolin Creek Trail
120 S. Estes Drive, Chapel Hill, NC.
All Ages, FREE, Three days a week
|June 19th ‐ July 28th
Any patient with arthritis or at risk of developing arthritis is encouraged to participate in The Town of Chapel Hill Parks and Recreation Department's Walk in the Park Program, where they will be introduced to Walk With Ease (WWE). Led by trained and certified instructors, WWE is scientifically proven to help reduce the pain and stiffness associated with arthritis. This program is also great for individuals of all ages looking to engage in a simple and low-impact walking program.
Here in Chapel Hill, healthcare providers from Walk with a Doc-Chapel Hill, a proven arthritis intervention program developed by the Arthritis Foundation, will host events, inviting patients and other community members to go on a group walk together at a local park.
While walking, healthcare providers will present a short presentation on a popular health topic, and offer the opportunity for the group to address health-related questions of any providers, researchers, and staff from UNC’s Thurston Arthritis Research Center, Department of Orthopedics, and the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance.