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After a wonderful four walks to pilot our program in May, we decided it was time to hit the streets again. We had a great reason to do so: as part of another health information program run by Little Sisters of the Assumption Family Health Service, our co-leader Lara realized that a Cada Paso walk would be a great way to learn about first aid and health resources in the neighborhood.
More than a month since our last walk, the strollers came one by one to join what turned out to be our best-attended walk!
Lara presented the lesson and we set off to visit the urgent care clinic at Settlement Health, and then we re-visited the new clinic at Boriken. This time the clinic was officially open so we could sign up families for appointments on the spot! At was also a convenient place to enjoy our healthy snacks.
We had an especially great time visiting the Jackie Robinson community garden where Dante and Ms. Betty welcomed us like family. Lots of fresh mint and other herbs, plus a few peaches were ripe! In return, we “donated” (composted) the banana peels and apple cores we brought with us. We look forward to returning!
We wrapped up the fifth walk of the season at Marcus Garvey park where we distribute first aid kits and refrigerator reference cards.
We’re looking forward to keeping the program going all year!
Date: July 19, 2014
Calories: about 300*
Time: about 2.5 hours
Co-leaders: Emily Bai, Cappy Collins, Lara Crystal-Ornelas, Peggy Rafferty
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