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Passavant Area Hospital’s Walking For Wellness Starts Oct. 9


Passavant Area Hospital’s popular indoor walking program returns for another season of exercise and fellowship Tuesday, Oct. 9.

The Walking for Wellness program at the JHS Bowl provides a safe place to get walking exercise when weather conditions make walking outside unpleasant or dangerous. The program is open 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. each day Jacksonville School District 117 is in session. The program is closed during school holidays (including Thanksgiving and Christmas vacation) and any day school is not in session.

On average, 75 people walk at the JHS Bowl each day the program is open. Walking for Wellness at the JHS Bowl ends its season March 22, 2019.

Walking for Wellness is also offered year-round at First Christian Church, 2106 S. Main St., in South Jacksonville. The church is open to walkers 12:30 to 3 p.m., Monday through Friday. Walkers there should use the south entrance.

There is no cost to participate in Walking for Wellness and registration is not required.

Passavant’s Walker Appreciation Day at the JHS Bowl is Friday, Oct. 12. Appreciation Day includes giveaways and snacks, plus blood pressure screenings from 9 to 11 a.m.

For additional details on Walking for Wellness, contact Marketing and Communications, 245-9541, ext. 3129.