Health Walks in October

RWJ HealthHike Walking Program: Oct 2
Join us for the first meeting of the season for the HealthHike Walking Program at 10:00 AM on Wednesday, October 2nd at the AMC Theatres in Bridgewater Commons Mall. Enjoy a light breakfast and presentation by Raymond Catania, MD, cardiologist on Sudden Cardiac Arrest causes, risk factors, emergency response procedures, and treatments. Participants are encouraged to walk independently in the Mall’s safe, climate controlled environment as early as 6:30 AM from Monday through Saturday and 9:00 AM on Sunday. Each lap around the 2nd & 3rd levels is a ½ mile and the 1st level is a ¼ mile. Walkers are invited to participate in an outcomes based initiative, which tracks health improvements such as weight, BMI, and blood pressure from October through June.
Please register for the HealthHike Meeting at 888-724-7123

RWJ Nature Walk: Duke Farms • Oct 5
Learn about the Duke Farms property and family history from an experienced docent as we explore the beauty of the grounds while enjoying the fresh air and camaraderie of group exercise. We will meet at the Farm Barn Orientation Center at 9:00 AM on Saturday, October 5th for a 2.5 to 3 mile walk along paved and gravel paths. The Farm Barn Café is open 8:30-11:00 AM for anyone interested in a post-walk coffee with friends.

RWJ Ranger Walk: Somerset County Parks • Oct 19
Discover the rich beauty of this 343 acre site traversed by the historic Raritan Power Canal and the picturesque Raritan River. An expert Park Ranger will lead our group walk along 2.5 to 3 miles of paved and gravel trails at Duke Island Park. We will meet in parking lot B at 9:00 AM on Saturday, October 19th. Please refer to the Somerset County Parks web site for directions and a park map http://somersetcountyparks.org.

RWJ HealthPro Hike: Bridgewater Commons: Oct 26
Join us in the food court of the Bridgewater Commons Mall on Saturday, October 26th at 9:00 AM for the next RWJ HealthPro Hike. Dr. Dharti Panara, from Bridgewater Primary Care, part of the RWJ Somerset Physician Enterprise, will give a brief presentation followed by 45-minute group walk around the 2nd and 3rd levels of the Mall.

All walking events are FREE. E-mail maria.cermenaro@rwjbh.org or call 908-685-2814 for more information.