I was at my 40th high school class reunion this Saturday and I talked to friend/classmate who had a stroke 10 years ago at age 47. He was unable to speak or move at the time of the stroke. He now has made a complete recovery though he admits his memory is not as good as it used to be. I asked him if he was getting some regular exercise and he said he walks 4 mile a day. He looked better than most of the none stroke survivors in the room. I congratulated him on his recovery and his life style changes that he has made. Physical activity does make a difference in both prevention and recovery.
On vacation over the 4th of July I travelled to Fort Smith, Arkansas. I checked out their park and walkway by the Arkansas River. Though I prefer our Riverwalk on Lake Pepin they have done a nice job putting green space and walking paths down by the River. Fort Smith was the site for many of the scene in the re-make of the movie ‘True Grit”. The courthouse and the gallows scenes were shoot there where “hanging judge” Isaac C Parker presided. See link here for more information http://www.nps.gov/fosm/historyculture/judge-parker.htm.
This Thursday, July 14th at 6:30 come out to Patton Park for a group walk and join the WLP committee for a walk around historic Lake City. We will be checking out some of the historic homes in the area. Refreshments will be served after the walk in the park.
See you on the Riverwalk!