On Friday morning, June 7th, BMC Wellness Center’s Director, Katie Crumpler, and other volunteers from BMC and the community gathered outside the BMC Wellness Center to work on installation of the new outdoor sensory path. The project was funded through a grant from Livewell Alabama, a SNAP-Ed program. Michelle Giddens from the Bibb County Extension Office aided in the grant process to ensure our community received this opportunity.  

This sensory path is designed to encourage families to be more active and provide children with engaging activities. Michelle Giddens from the Bibb County Extension Office shared, “When the grant opportunity was posted, the Wellness Center immediately came to mind. I contacted Katie, and we quickly got the project underway.” Katie Crumpler added, “I thought this would be a fantastic addition to BMC Wellness, not only for families to spend time together but also as a resource for the kiddos we serve in our pediatric outpatient therapy services.” 

The volunteers who spent the day painting the walking path with bright colors were Katie Crumpler, BMC Wellness Director – Dawn Jones, Nurse Practitioner BMC at Home – Justin Tidwell, Director of Engineering – Matthew Thomas, Director of Support Services – Hannah Dellinger and Miriam Russell.  

The sensory path officially opened on Monday and is now free and available for everyone to enjoy. 

BMC Wellness will be hosting additional events to encourage outdoor activities, such as Picnic and Movie Night – June 18th at 7:30PM. Come out and enjoy with friends and family!