From The Chronicle staff
Arbor Health, Morton Hospital is hosting its first Wellness Week September 7-11 on the hospital campus. The endeavor will include a community educational series, a 3-mile walk / run and a health exhibition. Arbor Health employees are looking for partners and participants who would like to participate in all three events.
For registration information, call Diane Markham at 360-643-8598 or email her at [email protected]
The schedule for the wellness week is as follows:
Free Community Education Series:
Links are provided through the MyArborHealth.org website calendar.
Sep 7, 6 p.m. – Knees and Skis by Amy Ballard, DPT
Sep 7, 6:45 pm – Firearms Basics from Firearms Instructor Steve Nelson
September 8, 6 p.m. – Don’t let fall / winter get you down by Carolyn Price, LICSW
September 8, 6:45 p.m. – Healthy (Edible) Delights by Risë Rafferty, MS, RDN
Sep 9, 6 p.m. – Exercise and Aging by Bryan Gettys, DPT
September 9, 6:45 p.m. – Metabolic Syndrome: What Does It Have to Do With Diabetes by Travis Podbilski, DO
Personal event at the Morton Rifle and Pistol Club on 6603 U.S. Highway 12
Sep 10, 6:00 pm – Gun safety demonstration by gun instructor Steve Nelson
“Joy in the Journey” 5K Walk / Run
September 11th, 9:00 am – Registration and t-shirts available at MyArborHealth.org/WellnessWeek (t-shirt deadline is August 24th). The 3.1 mile route around town begins and ends in the Morton Hospital parking lot.
Admission is $ 5 per person but is free for children enrolling with an adult. This event is intended for the whole family. Anyone who registers and ends the event will receive a water bottle and a souvenir ribbon.
The best placed in five categories receive medals.
September 11, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
We are looking for exhibitors with every type of health or wellness exhibition. Currently registered exhibitors include a herbal farm, the Washington State Patrol, which does child seat controls, the Morton Fire District with a fire truck, home nursing, a respiratory / medical device supplier, COVID-19 vaccine, mental health / substance use disorder support and free blood glucose testing.