St. John Medical Center challenges seniors with healthy competition

Pictured, from left: Paul Forthofer and Lynn Maitland of SJMC; Mayor Dennis Clough and Lydia Gadd of the City of Westlake. Photo by Donna D'Amico

St. John Medical Center’s Community Outreach program has kicked off their 6-week “Bring It On” health challenge to members of local senior centers. The program, sponsored exclusively by O’Neill Healthcare, focuses on improving the health and well being of seniors in the Westshore communities.  The health challenge has two senior centers competing against one another to see whose members can demonstrate the greatest improvement in cholesterol, blood glucose, blood pressure, BMI and waist size.

The first teams competing are the Westlake Center for Community Services and the North Olmsted Senior Center. During the 6-week challenge the participants will have a baseline screening then meet weekly at St. John Medical Center to hear health talks and walk around the health campus track. Screenings will be repeated at the end of the six weeks, when prizes and bragging rights will be awarded. The next challenge will be between the cities of Avon and Bay Village, starting on July 24. Bring it on!

Donna D'Amico

Marketing Director for O'Neill Healthcare Bay Village

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Volume 7, Issue 12, Posted 9:32 AM, 06.16.2015