‘Be Well Wareham’ to hold wellness walk and free yoga on September 24

WAREHAM, Mass. — Southcoast Health, the Gleason Family YMCA and Voices for a Healthy Southcoast are collaborating to present, “Be Well Wareham,” a wellness initiative that provides free programs for area residents.

This month the program features a wellness walk with Southcoast Health cardiologist Dr. Ashwini Sahni followed by a free yoga class on Saturday, September 24, at the Gleason Family YMCA, 33 Charge Pond Road in Wareham. The walk will begin at 8:30 a.m. on the outdoor walking path and the yoga class will immediately follow.

Taking a brisk walk can do wonders for your heath. Walking just 30 minutes a day can decrease your risk of many health problems including heart disease, stroke and diabetes. All ages and levels of walking ability are welcome. Participants will receive free health kits that include information on nutrition and exercise.

“Be Well Wareham” holds monthly walks, yoga, nutrition and other wellness programs throughout the year. The committee organizing the programs includes Southcoast Health’s Dr. Sahni; Dr. Robert McGowan; and Jody Reeves, NP; as well as Debra Fringuelli, Director of the Gleason Family YMCA; Kerry Mello, Community Benefits Manager for Southcoast Health and co-chair of Voices for a Healthy Southcoast; and Andrea Larocque of the American Heart Association. Other community partners are welcome to join the group.

All programs are free and no registration is necessary. For more information, contact Kerry Mello at mellok@southcoast.org or call 508-973-5273.