Press release from Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District:
SoHum Health Foundation and Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District have collaborated to bring a new outdoor fitness area to Southern Humboldt Community Park. The SoHum Health Fitness Zone features seven socially distanced Greenfield outdoor fitness units. Greenfield’s outdoor fitness equipment is used in colleges, senior centers, medical facilities and parks across the state and country. Up to eighteen people can simultaneously exercise different muscle groups in the Fitness Zone, and one station is wheelchair accessible.
The project began when SoHum Health Clinic providers expressed a need for a free and affordable place to refer their patients for exercise and fitness. The SoHum Health Foundation Board was pleased to continue the project, thanks to a restricted gift from an anonymous donor that enabled the purchase of seven exercise stations, without using funds earmarked for the new hospital campaign. Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District chipped in a portion of the remaining balance to complete the project. Labor and supplies for the installation of the exercise equipment were generously donated by Dennis Bourassa and Miguel Mejia. Special thanks to Lost Coast Pumpers and Randall’s Sand & Gravel for providing a professional discount on their services.
The fitness area is located near the newly paved Kimtu parking lot in Southern Humboldt Community Park. The community park is the perfect location for the host because it is close to the city and accessible to everyone.
Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District, SoHum Health Foundation and Southern Humboldt Community Park are proud to provide this new positive resource for the community, adding an opportunity for wellness that is free and accessible to all. Now patients and community members have access to an outdoor exercise area with spectacular views of Southern Humboldt Community Park.
SoHum Health Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization with a mission to support the Southern Humboldt Community Healthcare District in maintaining high quality health care services in our rural community. SoHum Health operates Jerold Phelps Community Hospital, Southern Humboldt Community Clinic, Southern Humboldt Family Resource Center and Garberville Pharmacy. For more information about the services provided by SoHum Health, visit sohumhealth.org or call (707) 923-3921.