Striding Towards A Healthy Lifestyle
Providence Holy Cross Medical Center will be sponsoring the Westfield Walkers exercise program beginning Feb. 19. The program, designed to help members take strides towards a healthy lifestyle, will take place at the Westfield Valencia Town Center in Valencia. Membership is free for all Westfield Valencia Town Center customers.
"This is a wonderful opportunity to partner with Westfield Valencia Town Center to help maintain the health of our community members,” said Linda Gaul, Manager, Senior Care Services, Providence Saint Joseph Medical Center and Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. “This free walking program will provide one of the easiest physical activities to maintain good health and prevent many serious health problems."
The Westfield Walkers program also offers health and fitness seminars on the second Friday of every month from 9 – 10 a.m. in the Food Court. Westfield Walkers are invited to a continental breakfast, featuring physicians from Providence Holy Cross and Providence Saint Joseph Medical Centers who will discuss various health topics and answer health related questions.
Westfield Walkers will also have the opportunity to receive exclusive discounts provided by Westfield Valencia Town Center retailers. In addition, each year the program will hold an awards ceremony in June, as well as a holiday celebration in December.
“We are very excited to be able to provide this program and the tremendous opportunities it offers to our customers,” said Jalina Warner, Marketing Director, Westfield Valencia Town Center. “Westfield Walkers will benefit from exercising in a safe, friendly, clean and climate-controlled environment, all while earning special prizes for reaching specific mile goals.”
In recognition of February as National Heart Month, a Healthy Heart Awareness event, sponsored in part by American Medical Response (AMR), will take place. Free heart health screenings and educational booths on heart disease will be offered from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cardiologists and other medical experts will be on hand to answer questions.
As part of the launch festivities and in conjunction with the Healthy Heart Event, Westfield Valencia Town Center will enroll new members and they will be entered to win prizes, which include a $100 Westfield Gift Card, a gift basket provided by AMR and other prizes provided by Providence Holy Cross Medical Center. All who register as a Westfield Walker will be provided complimentary pedometers and a Mall Walker T-Shirt.
In addition, physical therapists will be on hand to discuss the benefits of walking 10,000 steps a day. Registration will be located at the main entrance in front of Bombay, near the food court.