Walking Club Begins for WRC Residents

(Brookville, PA) – In June, WRC Senior Services began a walking club for residents of The Village and The Laurels, WRC’s residential living communities located on the campus of Laurelbrooke Landing in Brookville.

Residents who joined each received a t-shirt, pedometer and log sheet to track their daily steps.

The walking club runs through September 1, and residents are able to walk on their own or in groups, anywhere they like to log their steps.

Many make use of the Dorothy Aleen White Walking Trail located right on campus.

: Some of the Laurelbrooke Landing Walking Club participants are picture here: Harold Hartley, Nancy Neel, Ruby Slay, Carolyn Hartley and Village Housing Manager Becky Park.

Some of the Laurelbrooke Landing Walking Club participants are picture here: Harold Hartley, Nancy Neel, Ruby Slay, Carolyn Hartley and Village Housing Manager Becky Park.

The half mile paved trail connects all the neighborhoods at Laurelbrooke Landing and is landscaped with multiple flower beds, benches for resting and a musical fountain.

The five residents who log the most steps by September 1 will be entered into a drawing to win a Fitbit, donated by Alliance Rehab.

Alliance also provided residents with a list of beneficial warm-up and cool-down exercises.

Alliance Rehab provides the therapy services at Laurelbrooke Landing.

“We decided to start the walking club because WRC is a health care provider and promotes healthy living not only to its employees but to our residents,” said The Village Housing Manager Becky Park. “We also have this beautiful campus with a walking trail – what a great opportunity to get residents out enjoying the campus while walking and socializing.”

Laurelbrooke Landing is a continuing care retirement community offering several levels of care. In addition to the residential housing at The Village and The Laurels, there is also skilled nursing care and short stay rehab at McKinley Health Center and personal care at Laurelbrooke Personal Care.

WRC Senior Services is a not-for-profit organization that has been providing health care, housing and supportive service choices to older adults in the area for over 125 years.

For more information about WRC or Laurelbrooke Landing, please call 814-849-1205 or visit www.wrc.org.

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