The Rehab program at WPSHC saw 564 outpatients in 2022
Together we can raise the bar on fitness and celebrate healthy lifestyle choices
Proceeds from the Your Health Your Way event will support the WPSHC Rehab program, providing a model of care that supports healthy aging. This outpatient holistic and comprehensive approach to healthy aging encompasses a community approach to safe exercise, healthy eating, group participation empowering participants to socialize: challenging and inspiring each other through a healthy lifestyle.
The Healthy Aging Rehab program uses equipment like:
- Exercise Bikes
The existing equipment needs upgrades! Your participation enables this program to help hundreds in our community.
We need your help to reach our goal of $75,000 for Rehab.
Join us in celebrating health in our community - register to participate in the Your Health Your Way event.
The History of Our Event
Our event began in 2008. Starting at the Charles W. Stockey Centre, we offered 2K, 5K and 10K routes along the sparkling waters of Georgian Bay. Our naming was a natural … Georgian Bay Walk, Run, Pole – Do It For Life!
We had no idea how critical this event would be to funding local cardiac care. Over the years, the money raised helped reopen ICU when the patient-monitoring system crashed in April 2014, bought the first 3 of the Health Centre’s Bi-PAP machines, bought Rehab patients self-monitoring cuffs as well as specific exercise equipment, renewed the Rehab monitoring system, installed the Rehab Unit’s monitor defibrillator, replaced the Cardiovascular Ultrasound system, brought new breathing technology to the Health Centre (heat flow therapy) and replaced nine defibrillators throughout the organization. It’s truly miraculous what a small group of people dedicated to a cause can do! In 2020 the global pandemic forced the event to be virtual. In 2021, we created a hybrid event.
Now, in 2023...We are reimagining this event to take a broader scope, allowing participants to move their own way - all modes count for tracking: walking, running, biking, kayaking - Your choice, Your way!
Now, this event is named with that in mind: Your Health Your Way
The goal is to move and track our kilometres daily while securing pledges along the way. Every day we move, we get healthier. Every pledge we gather, we can move closer to our goal of raising $75,000 to support equipment and education for our Healthy Aging Rehab program.
Join in the challenge throughout the month of May while meeting your fitness and fundraising goals.
Be The Difference
In normal times, and these aren’t normal, government funding to the West Parry Sound Health Centre barely covers 65% of the hospital’s annual operating costs. Foundation donors buy all the major equipment while medical leases, contracts, parking and other services complete the remaining operational funding.