Get fit every Wednesday with Avalon Library! The walk starts from the YMCA Community Center to CVS in Bellevue. Everyone welcome!
Get healthy while being healthy! We’ll join local cardiac specialists for a relaxing 1.5 mile walk along flat terrain that gets our bodies moving and stimulates our minds. At stops along the trail, the doctors will share information with the group on managing heart health while staying active and answer individual questions as we walk.
According to the American Heart Association, walking has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. Think it doesn’t do any good? Think again. Walking is low impact; easier on the joints than running. It is safe – with a doctor’s okay – for people with orthopedic ailments, heart conditions, and those who are more than 20% overweight. In addition, research has shown that you could gain two hours of life for each hour of regular exercise! That quick stroll around the block seems a little more worthwhile now, doesn’t it?
Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. What better way to start your weekend than on your feet making strides to help your heart and improving your general health to live longer! While you walk at your own pace, you’ll have the opportunity to have questions answered by local physicians.
Today is the day to QUIT SMOKING!
Take part in the Great American Smokeout. By quitting — even for one day — smokers take an important step toward a healthier life and reducing their cancer risk.
PITT students: take advantage of the free Q.U.I.T. cessation service provided by the Office of Health Education and Promotion.
“Growing Healthy Children”
Thurs., Nov. 16; 9:30 a.m. – 2 p.m. | Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens
Please join us for the fourth Let’s Move Pittsburgh Symposium, a gathering of parents, caregivers and organizations from all sectors who are working to improve our children’s well-being. The theme of this year’s event is “Growing Healthy Children,” and we will discuss how our organizations can bridge the gaps and reach the most children in Allegheny County.
This year’s symposium will employ the World Café method to facilitate an open conversation about children’s health and how we can work together to make Allegheny County one of the healthiest places for children to live, learn and grow. As an attendee, you will collaborate directly with thought leaders in the fields of nutrition and physical activity. Attendees will also hear from project leaders in our Champion Schools program, which celebrates and rewards schools with funding for leading new or existing programs that promote healthy food and nutrition education, increase physical activity, and teach students how to grow and prepare healthy food.
- Symposium with in-depth conversation and problem solving
- Exposure to the World Café method
- Champion Schools poster session, lunch and networking opportunities
As one of a group of selected invitees, please R.S.V.P. to this event by Mon., Nov. 6. $15 includes full admission to the conference and a networking lunch from 1 – 2 p.m.
To read more about the event and to R.S.V.P., please visit the Let’s Move Pittsburgh website. If you have questions, please contact Ashlee Cubarney, Let’s Move Pittsburgh program assistant, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 412/622-6915, ext. 6754.
This event is made possible with support from UPMC Health Plan and The Heinz Endowments.
Every week we’ll gather to explore movement through games. Create, test, teach, and play your own games and the games of your classmates and coaches! Come experience original class favorites like Diamond Heist, Ninja Tag, Ultimate Obstacle Course, and more!
For anyone 8-12 years old with a Boys and Girls Club membership and a playful attitude. Limit of 14 participants.
Calling all people ages 50 and up—join us outside! Venture Outdoors has been funded by the Jewish Healthcare Foundation to provide beginner-friendly outdoor experiences to individuals who would like to become more active.
Everyone has a story to tell: a happy memory, a sad circumstance, or a harrowing feat. Join David Bennett and a group of outdoor enthusiasts for a relaxing stroll through the woods with each stop providing a chance for a member of the group to share a story based on the outing’s theme. These 2-mile walks are over mostly flat terrain. The stories should be 1-5 minutes in length.
Level of Difficulty: Relaxed
Program Cost: $8.00 (Non-member: $12)
Everyone has a story to tell: a happy memory, a sad circumstance, or a harrowing feat. Join David Bennett and a group of outdoor enthusiasts for a relaxing stroll through the woods with each stop providing a chance for a member of the group to share a story based on the outing’s theme: Potpourri
Chartiers Center offers NEW support groups for individuals and families dealing with behavioral health concerns. The group is co-facilitated with St. Clair Hospital and is open to the community. This NEW group will meet during the day on the third Tuesday of every month at Bridgeville Public Library from 11am -12:30pm. The new group starts on Tuesday, January 19th.
In addition, Chartiers Center co-facilitates another group for behavioral health consumers that meets in the evening on the third Tuesday of the month. This group meets from 6:30 to 8pm at the Bridgeville Public Library. For more information on this and any other support group call Chartiers Center at 412 221-3302 ext. 124 or visit Chartiers’ website at www.chartierscenter.org.