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.

Throughout the fall, Jim and another AARP volunteer Karla will help lead AARP Pennsylvania staff, volunteers, and members in the Lehigh Valley in a walking program. During September and October, Jim, Karla and other AARP volunteers will meet at various locations across the Lehigh Valley to walk together.

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.

Please join us on one or all of the following walks (Note: All walks begin at 10am):

9/5: Walk at Nor Bath Trail

9/19: Sand Island Walk

10/3: Trexler Park Walk

10/17: Lehigh Parkway Walk

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