The SouthEast Alaska Regional Health Consortium (SEARHC) WISEWOMAN Women’s Health Program is hosting a monthly walk in the park for women. The next walk meets at noon on Jan. 2, inside the visitor’s center at the Sitka National Historical Park.
The free fitness walks take place at noon on the first Wednesday of each month, and they are open to women of all ages and fitness levels. During the walks, women will hike the totem trails at Sitka National Historical Park.
The SEARHC WISEWOMAN Women’s Health Program is part of the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) national WISEWOMAN cardiovascular health program for women ages 40-64 (WISEWOMAN is an acronym for Well-Integrated Screening and Evaluation for WOMen Across the Nation). SEARHC operates the WISEWOMAN grant for Southeast Alaska, and the consortium has combined the WISEWOMAN grant’s focus on heart health with a breast and cervical cancer screening grant and a colorectal cancer grant to create a comprehensive women’s health program.
For more information about the monthly walks in the park and the WISEWOMAN program, contact Barbara Morse at 966-8746. (EDITOR’S NOTE: On Wednesday, Jan. 2, Barbara Morse and Clara Gray of the WISEWOMAN program were guests on the Morning Edition interview show on KCAW-Raven Radio. Click here to here them discuss the walks in the park with host Holly Keen).