The Healthiest State Initiative’s goal is to make Iowa the healthiest state in the nation. This year’s Walk aimed to “Step It Up” and got people together to walk for 30 minutes. St. Francis Manor combined their Buddy Walk with the statewide walk and got residents outside to enjoy the fresh air and the changing of the seasons. Thanks to St. Francis Manor staff, family members and volunteers from the Seeland Park community as well as the Grinnell community, over 40 residents were pushed in their wheelchairs on the 1k route around the Seeland Park campus. “It was so refreshing to get outside and be active on an absolutely beautiful fall afternoon,” said St. Francis Manor Activity Director Abby Renbarger.