In-School Walking Program is Back

Wayne Memorial Hospital

(Honesdale, December 02, 2021)… Wayne Memorial Hospital (WMH) is once again partnering with local school districts to provide indoor heated, secure, and well-lit locations for area residents to go for an evening walk. The program is for about six months, December 6, 2021 through May 26, 2022; weeknights Monday through Thursday from 6-8 p.m. The hallways are open for walkers at the following schools when school is in session, unless cancelled due to weather or other unforeseen developments.


Forest City Regional High School

Damascus, Lakeside, and Preston Elementary Schools

Newfoundland Elementary and Wallenpaupack High School

Evergreen and R.D. Wilson Elementary Schools, and Western Wayne Middle/High School


If you have participated in the past and have a walking identification badge, you still need to complete a liability waiver and questionnaire to receive this year’s sticker. If you are new participant or lost your badge, you need to purchase an ID badge for $5.00 and also sign a liability waiver and questionnaire. For security purposes you must log in and out each time you go for a walk in the school hallways. Additionally, masks are required until further notice. Register to get started by calling the WMH Community Health Office at 570-253-8990 or online at and click on the Community tab-then Outreach. “Walking offers many health benefits like reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and stroke, improved bone strength and balance and, during the long winter months, it can help improve your mood” says Carol Kneier, MS, RD, LDN, CDE, co-organizer of the program and WMH Community Health Department Manager.