Dr. Louisa Summers, a Health and Human Performance professor at Berea College, will lead Berea’s first “Walk with a Doc” walking program.
All walkers are invited to join Summers with the first walk on Friday, Sept. 11 at the John Stephenson Memorial Trail, located at 200 Harrison Road. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m., and no registration is required.
The “Walk with a Doc” is a free hour-long monthly walking program for everyone interested in taking steps toward a healthier lifestyle. As part of the program, an undergraduate student at Berea College will kick off each walk with a short informational talk about a current health topic.
“It is about helping our students gain confidence talking to people about physical activity and how important it is for someone’s health and well-being,” said Summers, professor in the Health and Human Performance department.
This program’s mission uses walking as a means for inspiring communities through movement and conversation, in people of all successful but they will always give the greatest effort and reflect on outcomes.
“We as Madison County employees will thrive in our every day challenges. Our devotion to hard work has and will continue to be noticed in the classroom as well as our community and most of all our commitment to our students. We will rise.”
Madison County Schools is offering a technology helpline for students needing assistance while off-campus. The helpline is available Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-9 p.m. and can be assesed by calling (859) 387-6630.
Kentucky Farm Bureau (David Mayo) is offereing free Wi-Fi for students from 7 a.m.-10 p.m.
“Reliable broadband internet service, especially in the rural parts of our state, is something that far too many Kentuckians still don’t have access to in their homes,” said Mark Haney, President of KFB. “In a world that now demands video meetings, virtual events and continual email communications – not to mention the tens of thousands of students who are about to start their new school year from home – internet connectivity is a must. We want to help ease that burden for some of our fellow Kentuckians through this initiative.”