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Gateway Community Health Centre

Pole Walking

Get fit and improve the condition of such diseases as diabetes, heart conditions, arthritis and/or obesity.

Are you an adult 55 or older who wants to improve your physical health and control your chronic condition? Join Gateway Community Health Centre for our pole walking group.

This all season activity takes place twice a week in Tweed and Marmora. The group meets at the Tweed fairgrounds to exercise on the nearby trails and at the Marmora Tourism Centre to walk along the Brian Goodchild Memorial Trail.

  • Better manage your chronic condition.
  • Improve problems with high blood pressure, blood sugar, low bone density, arthritis
  • Improve balance, strength, and mobility.
  • Socialize with others and enjoy the natural beauty of Tweed.
  • Participate in a physical workout that engages 90% of the muscles in your body.
  • Burn 20-45% more calories than regular walking.
  • Set goals and become a healthier person.
  • Work at your own pace.
  • Suitable for all fitness levels.
  • Poles provided during the program.
  • This program is made possible through the Healthy Communities Fund, in partnership with Eastern Ontario Trail Alliance and the Municipality of Tweed.
Gateway Community Health Centre

For More Information Contact the Centre at 613-478-1211 for details on the next session.

Pole WalkingUpcoming Programs & Events for Pole Walking

Hours of Operation for Gateway Clients Not a Walk-in Clinic, by appointment only

Monday – Friday: 8:30am – 4:30pm

Includes same-day** access for urgent care needs.


24/7 Access to Care

Phone: On-call* (613) 478-1211

* ON-CALL access is available for unexpected, urgent care needs whenever the Centre is closed. Call (613) 478-1211 wait for the service to answer your call, explain your concerns, and a Doctor or Nurse Practitioner will call you back to assess your needs.

** SAME-DAY access is available for unexpected, urgent care needs that cannot wait for your next regular appointment.

PLEASE NOTE: If you have a medical emergency, please call 911 or go directly to the hospital emergency department.