The Wright Center launches collaborative Walk with a Doc program in Lake Ariel

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The Wright Center for Community Health is partnering with the Lacawac Sanctuary to introduce the internationally popular Walk with a Doc program to Wayne County beginning Saturday, April 13 at 9 a.m. The program brings doctors and patients together at 94 Sanctuary Rd., Lake Ariel, to take a step toward better health on the second Saturday of every month.

Walk with a Doc is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to inspire communities through movement and conversation. The walk is open to the community and people of all ages. Participation is free and pre-registration is not required. Walkers will enjoy a refreshing and rejuvenating walk with doctors and other health care professionals, who will provide support to participants and answer questions during the walk.

“I’m very pleased to announce that our resident and fellow physicians and other primary care providers at The Wright Center are participating with the Lacawac Sanctuary to bring this exciting program to Wayne County,” said Nicole Lipinski, a registered nurse and director of the Geriatric Service Line at The Wright Center for Community Health. “It has shown such improved health results for countless people around the world.”

The Wright Center will also launch a Walk with a Doc program in Archbald this summer. On the first Saturday of every month, starting June 1, doctors and residents meet at the Laurel Street Trail Head to walk around the David P. Maslar Memorial Park. The walk begins at the Laurel Street Trail Head.

Walking as little as 30 minutes a day can improve blood pressure and blood sugar levels, help maintain a healthy body weight, and lower the risk of obesity, enhance mental well-being, and reduce the risk of osteoporosis, according to the American Heart Association.

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