Bridges to Health

A series of community outreach programs tailored to support the health and wellness needs of underserved populations. The mission of Bridges to Health is to connect participants to local organizations and services that will help them continue to improve their well-being.


MET (Medical Exercise Training)
Medical Exercise Training is a supervised exercise program for those with special health concerns and chronic conditions. Medical Exercise Training is available for anyone who is looking to safely become physically active or for anyone who is prescribed exercise. This self-pay, cash based service is offered at the rehab clinics in Algoma, Sturgeon Bay and Sister Bay. MET is also offered at the Algoma Community Wellness Center, ADRC, YMCA and in the home. 
AMP (Activity and Movement through Play)
This program is designed to combat the rise of childhood obesity and to serve disadvantaged youth at the Boys & Girls Club. AMP helps promote healthy living, healthy lifestyles, and improved physical fitness. 
Ask an Exercise Physiologist 
This service provides seniors who utilize the gym at ADRC with a free consultation and exercise screen. Ask an Exercise Physiologist also helps seniors develop a safe workout regimen. This program is currently available through the Aging and Disability Resource Center in Sturgeon Bay.

Bridge Program 
Following a medical service at Door County Medical Center, participants can meet Adam at local community centers and receive a free, holistic centered exercise program. Through partnerships with these local organizations, participants will also receive discounts on membership fees. 
Joyous Joint Hip and Knee Class
Joyous Joints focuses on developing and implementing an exercise program for community members who are pre and post hip/knee replacement. Available at the Algoma Community Wellness Center, the program is designed to reduce joint pain and aid those with arthritis.

Parkinson’s Exercise Group 
This group exercise program shows Parkinson’s patients how to safely be active. The program also teaches management tools to improve quality of life. Parkinson’s Exercise Group is held at the Fish Creek YMCA on Tuesdays and Thursdays. 
RIDE (Recreation for Individuals with Disabilities through Exercise) 
RIDE serves adults with cognitive disabilities by providing them with a guided exercise program which improves aerobic fitness, muscular strength and their overall physical well-being. RIDE shows individuals with disabilities that their disability does not have to limit them from participating in physical activity.
RIDE4KIDS serves children with cognitive, sensory, and physical disabilities. Group programs focus on skill development through recreational activity and play. This program gives children with disabilities a new opportunity to be active after school. RIDE4KIDS also serves area high schools students, who volunteer for the program as part of their service learning hours; thus exposing them to people with a wide range of disabilities. 

Strong and Stable 
This service implements group exercise programs for the residents at Scandia Village, Meadows Apartments, ADRC and Woodview Assisted Living. Strong and Stable improves a participant’s balance and muscular strength in an effort to mitigate damage from falling.

Door County Medical Center supports a culture of wellness by keeping you active, healthy and independent. Begin your journey today!

For more information regarding Bridges-to-Health call 920-746-0410 or talk with your DCMC physician.