Connors State Nursing Department took part in the City of Muskogee Foundation Walk the Talk Challenge in July.
Five Connors State nursing students, John Dean, third semester student; Suzanne Snow, second semester student; Adrianne Fletcher, second semester, student; Alli Brestol second semester student and instructor Diane Adair took part in the Challenge.
“We all took vital signs, such as measuring, blood pressure, checking cholesterol level, weight, height and body mass index,” said Adair.
“This is all going for community action to get healthy awareness available in the community of Muskogee. We will recheck the people who showed up for this and do the exact same thing in six months.”
Adair said this was the first time that Connors State students assisted a local Muskogee doctor in such an event.
“This is something we would like continue,” said Adair. “It went very well. It went very smooth. The people who came in were excited. We discussed diet and lifestyle changes. It was a positive thing for the community and for the students,” said Adair.
Twenty members of the Muskogee Foundation board took part in the challenge, which will be rechecked just after the Christmas Holiday, according to Adair.
The Foundation, which awards grants to Muskogee projects, is challenging itself to get healthy and set an example for the community. Under the watchful eye of the CSC nursing students the challenge was open to the Foundation employees and members of its board and committees.
The individual who makes the most progress after six months will make a donation to a charity of his or hers choosing.