Building healthy hearts in Seaside

Program participant Sonja Pearl and coach Alix Richardson.

Together with Clatsop County Community Advisory Council of Columbia Pacific CCO, Providence Seaside Hospital and the Sunset Empire Park and Recreation District rolled out the Healthy Hearts program for Providence patients who are Oregon Health Plan members. The free program for Clatsop County residents helps reduce risk factors for heart disease by providing one-on-one coaching to lose weight, eat healthier and move more.

Program coach Alix Richardson, a Portland State University graduate, specializes in community health education. She has put together a 12-week program with twice-weekly check-ins, group meetings and scheduled walks. Classes with experts cover yoga and mindfulness, meal planning skills and more.

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