Walk This Way: Planning an Intergenerational Community Walk

walkingSpring is just around the corner, so no excuses for not getting outside and enjoying the fresh air while exercising! Lucky for you, we’ve created a Recipe for Intergenerational Success — sponsored by the Massachusetts Association of Councils on Aging (MCOA) — on how to create a successful intergenerational, community-wide walk. You might think organizing a walk is simple – after all, don’t most of us walk every day? But if you want to truly engage all generations of your community, you might need to think outside the box a bit.

As much as it would be great to just decide one day to hold a walk, have you considered who will be on your leadership team (yes, you need one!), how you’ll get the word out and how to accommodate all ages? If not, then click here to read our tips to ensure a successful walk! Don’t stop there, though: We have over 15 more “Recipes” for intergenerational engagement!

If you’re not quite ready to plan a walk, here’s a solution: MCOA has a one-mile walking program called Keep Moving. If you’re with a Massachusetts senior center and interested, contact Mary Kay Browne (MaryKay@mcoaline.com) for more information.

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