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Join the #Steps2MentalHealth Challenge hosted by Connecting Care August 10-23!
Participate in a friendly competition that will culminate with tailgate parties in each of our communities, celebrating our resilience and support of one another. 
#Steps2MentalHealth is an activity-based event designed to take steps to demonstrate that we’re Alive Inside, fighting off the three plagues of loneliness, boredom, and helplessness. The event will track a variety of activities utilizing a custom app which will be available to download for residents, ECPs and individuals in the local areas of our communities. 


The Challenge starts on Monday, August 10 at 12:01 a.m. (00:01 UTC-06) and ends on Sunday, August 23 at 11:59 p.m. (23:59 UTC-06). Participants can track their steps using their own personal Fitbit, Apple Watch, Garmin, or the step trackers integrated on their iPhone/Android smartphone via Apple Health or Google Fit and the custom-branded Heka Health trackers. *

To join:
1) Download the "Heka Walk" Challenge app:
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2) Complete the registration and pairing process:
  • Launch the Challenge app and select "#Steps2MentalHealth" from the list of Challenges
  • Complete the registration process
  • Pair your supported activity tracker (Heka Walk integrates activity data from Fitbit, Garmin, Apple Watch, your own iOS or Android smart device via Apple Health and Google Fit, and custom-branded Heka Health trackers)
3) Start your activity!
  • To sync your steps data to the app, select ''Tap to sync steps'' at the top of the dashboard
  • Note that your steps will only count from the time you first pair your activity tracker
  • Please sync your step data at least one time per 24 hour period and before the Challenge end time to make sure all your steps count!

“Movement is the song of the body.” – Vanda Scaravelli

If you have any questions contact the support team here or email

* Apps are supported on the three most recent major iOS versions (e.g., iOS 13, 12, 11) and the four most recent major Android OS versions (e.g., Android 10, 9, 8, 7) that have not been customized by the manufacturer.

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