Lowell – Lowell General Hospital will be teaming up with the Department of Conservation and Recreation this summer to implement its annual Lowell RiverWalk program.  Along with promoting physical activity in an enjoyable environment, the RiverWalk program helps increase health and wellness knowledge about various topics, helping to maximize walkers’ overall experience.

By providing a range of health topics through weekly education tables free of charge to the public, the Lowell RiverWalk program will help increase health-promoting knowledge and awareness to the culturally diverse population of the Greater Lowell community.  It is an excellent opportunity for community members to gain access to resources and information in a relaxed setting. In addition to the health education materials, the River Walk also offers raffles with prizes, water, and dog treats for walkers who will be accompanied by their canine friends, and also offers a safe and friendly way for community members to engage with one another while participating in physical activity. To participate, or to find out about other programs offered through the Center for Community Health and Wellness, visit the RiverWalk table located next to the Sampas Pavilion on Tuesdays from 8:00 to 11:00am and Thursdays from 2:00 to 5:00pm. The Lowell RiverWalk program runs summer-long, from June 1st through August 31st.

The Center for Community Health & Wellness at Lowell General Hospital was created in 2006 to meet the ever-changing healthcare needs throughout Greater Lowell. Programs and events like the River Walk are created to address unmet public health needs including physical activity, nutrition, smoking cessation, prevention, and overall health and wellness. For more information visit www.lowellgeneral.org/health.