Healthy Aging is about preserving the health, independence and social connections of older adults. For decades, local park and recreation agencies have been offering programs and services to address the diverse health and wellness needs of the growing older adult population.
Learn More about our Healthy Aging in Parks grant opportunities!
The National Recreation and Park Association is proud to partner with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to expand the delivery and dissemination of the Walk with Ease (WWE), Active Living Every Day (ALED) and Fit and Strong! (F&S!) physical activity interventions in local park and recreation agencies.
Local park and recreation agencies all face challenges when offering a variety of programs and services in their communities, but this is especially true for rural agencies, where there is often limited access to quality healthcare, wellness services, and transportation, among others. Learn about the Rural Learning Collaborative (RLC).
NRPA, with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), works with several local park and recreation agencies in an effort to improve linkages between traditional healthcare organizations and parks and recreation through the development of an electronic health record (EHR) referral pathway. Download the Electronic Health Record Planning Guide to learn how to improve the health of the communities you serve.
Is your local park and recreation agency offering new and exciting physical activity, meal programs or intergenerational programs, special events, among other programs and services to older adults in your community? If yes, we want to hear from you! Submit your Healthy Aging in Parks story!
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