Community Impact - Rec Fest
This week we’re flashing back to the first ever community Rec Fest this past January, hosted by Plano Parks and Recreation. The event was in partnership with the It's Time Texas Community Challenge in an effort to encourage Plano residents to participate in the health competition as well as learn how to work towards a healthier lifestyle with services available to them locally.
Nearly 90 residents from Plano had the opportunity to speak with members from the Village Health Partners team. They were able to get further education on the importance blood pressure has on their overall heart health, learned about options and services we provide to patients and discussed personal heart health questions with doctors on site. Almost 40 residents had their blood pressure taken and received more information on what their numbers mean, what a good blood pressure range typically looks like and various suggestions on how to lower it.
The It's Time Texas Community Challenge was such an uplifting mission for all who were involved. The 8-week challenge consisted of various cities in Texas competing against each other, while working towards toward a shared goal of transforming the health of their community. Those who participated could earn even more points by uploading pictures of their selves exercising alone or in a group. We had quite a blast there ourselves, check out our photos from the event below.