May 3rd, 2014 - The San Dimas Parks and Recreation hosted The Saturday Stroll, a neighborhood walk and educational presentation sponsored by San Dimas Community Hospital.
The Saturday Stroll is a part of the Stay Fit San Dimas campaign in order to help citizens live a healthier lifestyle. Walking is the simplest form of exercise and is a great way to stay active. The stroll started and ended at the Historic Walker House in San Dimas which included a two mile walk with a pit stop at the senior center for a healthy breakfast and an educational seminar on The Benefits of Plant Based Diets, presented and written by Maryanna Stratte, Director of Food and Nutrition at San Dimas Community Hospital. "I am so glad we had the opportunity to educate the community on how to stay healthy and avoid long term health complications. It is important that we work together in creating a healthy community. Sometimes, when we wait to educate people on diet once they reach the hospital, it can be too late," adds Maryanna Stratte. The presentation talked about what a plant based diet is, the benefits, recipes and tips on staying healthy and active. The hospital provided booklets containing plant based recipes for everyone to take home as well as a goody bag full of items. "San Dimas Community Hospital is a great partner in building a healthy community," says Erica Rodriguez, Recreation Coordinator at the San Dimas Senior/Community Center. "It is wonderful to see our community interested in staying healthy on a beautiful Saturday morning."
The San Dimas Senior/Community Center is dedicated to offering services, events and activities that help enrich the lives of our community's older adults. The center works in collaboration with different agencies that work together to provide a menu of services such as nutrition, health information, recreation classes, life-long-learning opportuniities and special events all in a welcoming and fun environment. The Saturday Stroll will continue to grow and anyone interested in joined the next stroll may call (909) 394-6230 to be placed on the interest list.