Walk Across Williamson sign-ups to occur at same time,
Aegis Health Group, Mercy Community Healthcare
to offer free screenings at Pinkerton Park event
Franklin Tomorrow’s Get Fit Franklin project is joining forces with Walk Across Williamson to hold its quarterly event on Saturday, March 1, at Pinkerton Park, from 9-10:30 a.m.
Get Fit Franklin, presented with founding partner BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee, is a distance walking project designed to encourage residents to take the first steps to a healthier, more active community by stepping out their front door.
Vanderbilt Health is the sponsor of quarterly Get Fit Franklin events.
During the March 1 event at Pinkerton Park, attendees can also register for Walk Across Williamson, a collaborative effort between the Williamson County Health Council, Williamson County Schools and Franklin Special School District.
Along with community members, teachers, parents and children in schools throughout Williamson County will log the number of minutes they are active every day during the month of March. Schools that record the most participants and minutes of activity are eligible for grants provided by Coordinated School Health Programs in each district.
An added benefit for participants and new registrants in Get Fit Franklin is Aegis Health Group, in conjunction with Mercy Community Healthcare, on March 1 will be offering free, confidential health surveys coupled with biometric health screenings to event attendees that will only take about 10 minutes to complete.
Through OneCommunity, an online health portal offered by Aegis Health Group, participants can then view their personal health report. OneCommunity offers a password-protected view to their personal health profile including health risks and customized content outlining areas for improvement with recommended activities to achieve better health.
Participants will have access to their personalized Website on OneCommunity that also enables them to track and monitor their health habits, like diet and exercise activities, for one year.
“We are all about using online convenience to help individuals get healthy and making engagement with their healthcare providers easy,” said Bill Walker, chief technology officer of Aegis Health Group, headquartered in Brentwood. Aegis Health Group has assisted hundreds of hospitals with business development strategies for 25 years. Its award-winning Population Health Management solutions grow hospital market share by engaging with local consumers and employers in the communities they serve. For more information go to www.AegisGroup.com.
Mercy Community Healthcare is located in the Williamson Square Shopping Center located at 1113 Murfreesboro Road in Franklin. Providing quality and compassionate healthcare to both the insured and uninsured in Williamson and surrounding counties with a focus on Pediatrics, Adult Primary Care and Integrated Mental & Behavioral Health Services. More information can be found at www.mercycommunityhealthcare.org.
Get Fit Franklin, through its Web site and other means, provide residents with pre-measured and marked walking routes in an effort to increase the level of physical activity among the city’s residents. All routes utilize existing sidewalk networks, which will focus attention on where connectivity exists in the city, but also where sidewalks and connectivity are lacking.
Franklin Tomorrow is a non-profit community visioning nonprofit which has as its mission to engage the community, foster collaboration, and advocate for a shared vision for the future of Franklin that includes a vibrant economy, great people, distinct character, and robust neighborhoods.
For more information, contact Mindy Tate, Franklin Tomorrow executive director, at 794-0998 or firstname.lastname@example.org.