- Cathy O'Connor
health for all ages
One of Oklahoma City’s top priorities is the well-being of its residents. The city has worked to increase and improve infrastructure, business development and quality of life. One area that is just as vital is health and wellness, which the city continues to make a priority for its residents.
Part of the Core to Shore development plan includes expanding walking trails. This helps provide residents with a healthy means of exercise through new trails for biking, running and walking. The Oklahoma River has become a hub for rowing sports, encouraging businesses and locals to participate by creating teams of all skill levels.
Another way the city is improving health and wellness is through the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in the Innovation District. The center’s distinguished hospitals and research facilities serve the people of Oklahoma City, as well as those all over the world.
The OU Health Sciences Center also trains new and able doctors, physician’s assistants and nurses. It was recently announced that the Page Woodson School at 600 N. High Ave. would be converted to housing right next to the Innovation District, providing 68 apartment units. There will also be additional residential development on the property adjacent to the school. This renovation will help provide affordable housing for students close to the hospitals, aiding in their medical education...
Read the full article here in the June 10th edition of The Journal Record.