Washington’s future leaders got an in-depth overview of the health and recreation options the community offers during the Leadership Washington Health and Recreation Day Wednesday, March 10 sponsored by the Chamber of Commerce.
The day began at the new YMCA where optometrist Dr. Megan Hangartner spoke on eye care. YMCA Branch Director Teri Hartzler gave the Leadership class a tour of the Y facilities and then Lisa Miller, director of the Grace C. Mae Advocacy organization and April Donelson of Behavioral Health Intervention Services spoke to the group followed by naturalists Megan Jorgenson and Randi Brase of Washington County Conservation.
Following a break, Washington Parks and Rec Director Nick Pacha gave an overview of the city’s parks and trail system followed by a presentation from Washington County Hospital and Clinics CEO Todd Patterson. Next it was off to Brickhouse Barbell LLC for a tour before lunch at Lebowski’s Rock n’ Bowl.
After lunch the class visited the United Presbyterian Home and heard from Director of Development and Marketing Diana Rich and Wellness and Fitness Director Amy Kleese. Then the class viewed a video of Halcyon House Dietician Becca Phillips teaching them how to prepare a healthy snack. That was followed by a talk by Katrina Altenhofen, executive director of Hospice of Washington County and a visit to JET Physical Therapy.
Volunteer leaders of the day were Megan Hangartner, Kelly Grout, Rory White and Casey Peck.
For questions, please contact Bill Monroe, Washington Chamber of Commerce Community Coordinator at 319-653-3272