Jennifer Thomas in our Community Health and Wellness Department is working on a project to encourage people to get out and walk and to take a picture of themselves walking. More information at #makewalkingeasy.
Similarly, our local Animal Shelter was working on a project to get people to come and walk shelter dogs through Wooftrax, which actually donates money to shelters that participate. And GUESS WHAT??? Jennifer got together with Tina Rafferty, Executive Director of the Shelter, and the two programs are going to work together!! So if you would like to take a shelter dog with you on your walk you can do that. The Shelter has a trail you can walk or you can take your picked pooch (not to be confused with a pickled pepper!) with you and walk on the C&O Canal or the Great Allegheny Passage or around Downtown Cumberland. Anywhere you would like...just don't forget to take a picture of you and your dog pal walking, as well as to take a poop bag with you in case your new dog pal gets excited!!
So as you can see, we have some wonderful ways to get our communities to grow healthier...not just by what we choose to eat but also by what we choose to do!! Have a good one!!