HOUGHTON, Mich. – More than 220 women of all ages learned healthy ways to build more activity into their day during Aspirus Keweenaw Hospital’s Quit the Sit event Monday. The turnout was by far the largest since Aspirus Keweenaw launched the program in May of 2016.
“Today marks our one year anniversary of bringing Aspiring Women to the community and we couldn’t be more proud of how well-received our events are,” said Jenn Jenich-Laplander, Aspiring Women coordinator with Asprius Keweenaw Hospital. “We gained 72 new Aspiring Women members at Quit the Sit. That puts our membership to more than 600 women.”
Quit the Sit took place in the Memorial Union ballroom at Michigan Technological University and featured engaging presentations, energy-boosting appetizers, opportunities to ask questions, and resistance band exercise demonstrations. Each participant went home with a complimentary Aspirus resistance band.
Several Aspirus staff members were on hand sharing information about bike safety, fall prevention and fitness center memberships. As an added convenience, clinic managers were available to schedule appointments.
Quit the Sit was Aspirus Keweenaw’s fifth Aspiring Women event. Aspiring Women is designed to inspire health and wellness through educational and entertaining events for women. Membership is free and includes invitations to events and free e-newsletters. To join, visit https://aspirus.shghealth.com/ or call Jenn Jenich-Laplander at 337.6541.
Aspirus is a non-profit, community-directed health system based in Wausau, Wisconsin. With more than 7,000 employees, Aspirus serves communities throughout the western Upper Peninsula of Michigan and northern and central Wisconsin. The integrated system includes four hospitals in Michigan and four hospitals in Wisconsin, 50 clinics, home health and hospice care, pharmacies, critical care and helicopter transport, medical goods, nursing homes and high-quality affiliated physicians. For more information, visit aspirus.org.