Hartford HealthCare’s next Walk with a Doc will be held at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 20 at Norton Park, Plainville. It will include a 30-minute walk and health tips from Timothy Parsons, M.D., neurologist, who will discuss Stroke Symptoms and Treatment.
Sign-in is at 8:30 a.m. New participants will receive a hat and pedometer; each walker will receive a water bottle. Event host is The Hospital of Central Connecticut (HOCC). Walks will continue on a monthly basis through September.
Hartford HealthCare’s Walk with a Doc program is part of Just Walk!, a Walk with a Doc program that hosts free community walks at area parks that are led by doctors and stress the benefits of exercise while providing health tips. Hartford HealthCare’s Walk with a Doc program includes MidStateMedicalCenter and HOCC. Sponsor is HPC Foodservice.
Walk with a Doc was started in 2005 by a cardiologist in Ohio. There are about 100 active Walk with a Doc sites in the United States as well as in several other countries.
To register, or for more information, please visit www.hartfordhealthcare.org/walkwithadoc or call 1-877-914-WALK.