Lehigh Valley Walks: Be Active. Stay Active.

Posted on 07/30/21

Seniors Walking

For former AARP Pennsylvania State President and Volunteer in the Lehigh Valley, Jim Palmquist, a walking-based exercise program is a wonderful way to promote a healthy lifestyle while getting to know your neighbors and your community.  

Whether it is on the treadmill, in the neighborhood, or on a local trail, AARP Pennsylvania wants to make sure that you are being active and staying active.  Throughout the month of August, Jim will help lead AARP Pennsylvania staff, volunteers, and members in the Lehigh Valley in a walking program.  During this last full month of summer, we will share healthy tips and tricks, explore local walking trails, and much more.  At the end of the month, participants who tally and send in their total miles will receive a special gift (while supplies last). 

When asked what motivated Jim to help AARP Pennsylvania launch Lehigh Valley Walks, he responded, “Keeping our activity level up as we age is an important key to better health and more capability in later years.  Get some fresh air, a little sun, smell some flowers, see your neighbors, maybe rub a dog’s ears, burn up some calories and even find a walking friend.  Walking is one of the best things we can do for ourselves.”

At AARP, we believe communities that are livable should be designed to promote physical independence, safety, dignity, and opportunities for engagement.  Our Lehigh Valley Walks program is intended to use the Lehigh Valley’s beautiful outdoor spaces to benefit older adults and it fits nicely into AARP’s Eight Domains of Livability.  Walking is one of the best forms of exercise that people can do, especially as people start to get a little older.  Please consult your physician before beginning any exercise program.  

Click here to register and to learn more about this new program.

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