LANCASTER –Physicians, employees, patients, community leaders and local residents kicked-off Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley’s inaugural Walk with a Doc community program this week.
Pediatrician David Bronstein, MD, led the 30-minute walk on Wednesday, June 17, around the Thrive path at the Antelope Valley Medical Offices. The Thrive Path offers two walking trails—quarter mile and half mile—which intersect and travel throughout the campus and around the desert-scaped gardens.
“Part of a healthy lifestyle is getting at least 30-minutes of physical activity a day,” Dr. Bronstein stated “This is a great opportunity to achieve this in a safe and welcoming setting.”
Prior to the walk, participants browsed the health festival, which included information about upcoming community health classes and fitness activities. Also in attendance was Abundant Harvest Organics, a farm-share delivery service that offers weekly organic fruit and vegetable delivery throughout California.
“To help promote healthier eating, Kaiser Permanente is partnering with Abundant Harvest Organics to create a weekly delivery site at our Antelope Valley Medical Offices,” stated Linda Lawson, RN, MSN, Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley chief administration officer. “This summer, Abundant Harvest Organics will start delivering on Tuesdays at 12:30 p.m. This service is open to employees, patients and the community.”
Join the next Walk with a Doc!
The next Walk with a Doc will be held Wednesday, July 16, at 5:15 p.m. at the Kaiser Permanente Antelope Valley Medical Offices Thrive Path, located at 615 West Avenue L in Lancaster. The event is free and open to the public.
For more information about the Walk with a Doc community program, contact Community Benefit Manager Amy Wiese at 818-375-2217.