Coudersport Wellness Center Receives Bikes, Snowshoes

Charles Cole Memorial Hospital’s Coudersport Wellness Center recently received two bikes, helmets and snowshoes with poles through the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford’s Center for Rural Health Practice.

From left, Claudia Caminite, Get Active project coordinator at the University of Pittsburgh at Bradford; Theresa Long, Coudersport Wellness Center manager; and Brenda Brandon of UPB’s Center for Rural Health Practice display bikes and snoeshoes that were donated to the Wellness Center.

The equipment can be rented free of charge by community members and was purchased with funds from the Get Active grant as part of the Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness to promote an active lifestyle, according to Claudia Caminite, Get Active project coordinator at UPB’s Center for Rural Health Practice. Equipment is also available at the Bradford YMCA and Costa’s Ace Hardware store in Smethport.

Caminite noted the equipment is to be used in conjunction with other forms of exercise such as walking, jogging, or running with the goal to reduce chronic disease and promote healthy physical activity.

To utilize the equipment, residents must complete a rental application form at any of the locations; some restrictions apply. For more information on the program, contact Caminite at clc209@pitt.edu.


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