Help your health head down the right path. Join the walking program for a free kick-start to a healthier you on July 17, 28 and August 18! Make strides to help your heart, improve circulation, lower your blood pressure and cholesterol levels, decrease stress, boost energy and improve your general health!
Program participants will have the opportunity to ask doctors questions while walking at their own pace. Walk approximately 2 - 2.5 miles on paved, packed dirt and grass trails. Each walk begins with a 10–15 minute discussion on a wellness topic:
Walk Your Way to Well-being
Led by Dr. Pamela Hackert, on July 17, at noon at Waterford Oaks County Park. Park in the Paradise Peninsula Playscape lot and start at Trailhead/marker 1.
How Does Exercise Affect your Heart and Blood Pressure?
Led by Dr. Mary Jo Voelpel on July 28, at 10 a.m. at Orion Oaks County Park. Park in the Dog Park parking lot and start at Trailhead/marker 31.
The Health Benefits of Walking
Led by Dr. Voelpel, on August 18, at 10 a.m. at Orion Oaks County Park. Park in the Dog Park parking lot and start at Trailhead/marker 31.
No registration necessary; just meet at the park. Free water bottles will be provided! For details, contact Laurie Stasiak at 248-424-7076 or
Dr. Pamela Hackert, M.D., is the Chief of Medical Services for the Oakland County Health Division.
Dr. Mary Jo Voelpel, D.O., Clinical Associate Professor at Michigan State University, practices hematology and oncology.
Learn more about Oakland County Parks and Recreation programs at DestinationOakland.com.
Click here for info on Walk-a-Doc programs offered at Hertiage Park in Farmington Hills.
See you on the trails!