Get Active was a grant funded program supported by the Pennsylvania Governor's Advisory Council on Physical Fitness and Sports. This Council has been appointed to be a proactive force to work towards improving the health of all Pennsylvanians by providing leadership that promotes physically active lifestyles and links families, communities, schools, work sites, health care, and media. The goals of the Council support the 2010 National Health Objectives of decreasing the number of adults not engaging in any leisure time physical activity and increasing the proportion of adolescents who engage in moderate physical activity for at least 30 minutes per day, 5 to 7 days per week. This grant is focused on supporting new physical activity initiatives or increasing current and/or additional physical activity programming. Programs and resources supported through this grant create an environmental change and are self-sustaining once the grant process is complete.
With this grant from the Governor's Council, CRHP started a program called "Walk and Cycle for Health in all Seasons." The objective of the program is to promote physical activity within three communities in McKean and Potter Counties in northwestern Pennsylvania. Two of the communities (Bradford and Smethport) are in McKean County, while the Coudersport community is in Potter County. The envisioned success of the program will be evidenced by the degree to which physical activity becomes a way of life within the communities even after the end of active funding for the program. The long-term objective is consistent with the mission and vision of the Center, which is to promote health, prevent disease, and improve lives through evidenced-based programs. Pedometers, walking guides, bicycles and snowshoes have been purchased and distributed to community residents for their use to ensure success of the program.
Bicycles and snow shoes can be checked out free of charge in the following locations:
Bradford YMCA: 814-368-6101
Smethport Costa’s Ace Hardware Store: 814-887-5542
Coudersport Charles Cole Wellness Center: 814-274-5353