Riverside signed the SAMHSA (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) Wellness Pledge about a year ago. We pledged to improve the health of the people we serve in the hope of increasing their life expectancy by 10 years in the next 10 years. We have joined approximately 3000 other organizations in signing this Pledge for Wellness.
This fall Riverside formed 25 teams, comprised of almost 600 participants (which included both individuals served and staff), who counted their steps for 3 months. Our goal was to walk our way to improved health – and it was a complete success! Over 90 million steps were logged which equals over 45,000 miles; that’s equivalent to almost twice around the globe!
Congratulations to all the team members and especially to the Team Leaders who cheered us on and helped us to achieve our goals!