November 10th, 2015

On a beautiful Saturday morning, approximately 25 members of Grand View Health’s Get Fit with a Doc initiative gathered for the final time this 2015┬áseason. Some GVH staff and Get Fit walkers dressed in Halloween attire while others brought their dogs to walk on October 31 at James Memorial Park.

Mary "Katie" Riley, Nurse Educator from Grand View Health dressed as the board game, "Operation."

Mary “Katie” Riley, Nurse Educator from Grand View Health dressed as the board game, “Operation.”

The Get Fit team offered GVH gifts to Most Improved, Most Walks Attended, and to the “frequent” walkers. Jean Bauman was the winner for most events attended; she walked 12 times with the Get Fit group since its wellness launch in April, 2015. The Get Fit with a Doc committee voted Karen Spurlin its most improved walker. Other walkers that were acknowledged included Patricia Drybola, Brenda Hibbs, David Hibbs, David Weber, Robert Burdick, Sue Meissner-Dengler, Jim Miller, Maria Smola, and Anna Transue.

Dr. Eric Olivero, from Grand View Surgical Associates, spoke to the community walkers about vascular health and the benefits of walking 30 minutes a day.

Dr. Michele Stram from BCA cardiology brought healthy snacks for everyone after they completed their few laps around the .55 mile trail.

James Miller, representing West Rockhill Township, pointed out the VietNam memorial at the park and invited all to Grand View’s Veterans’ Day event, being held on November 11 at 10:30 a.m.

The Get Fit with a Doc committee, including Dr. Jablonski-Cohen, Dr. Stram, Dr. Dave Travis, Elaine Feiss, Laurel Landis Alleger, Diane Roberts, and Dr. Jane Ferry expressed their gratitude to everyone who participated in Grand View’s initiative to lead “our community to a healthier future.” Over 220 people attended Get Fit events, from April through October 31. The committee vows to return in spring, 2016.