Since 2013, NRPA, with the support of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), has been providing grants to local park and recreation (P&R) agencies to deliver the Walk with Ease (WWE), Active Living Every Day (ALED), and Fit & Strong! (F&S!) arthritis-appropriate evidence-based interventions (AAEBIs). These programs:

  • Help people in your community become and maintain physically active lifestyles
  • Provide a safe location for physical activity in your service area
  • Attract new audiences to your agency
  • Provide opportunities for funding and community partnerships
  • Increase the probability of reaching adults struggling to become physically active

Walk With Ease (WWE)

Active Living Every Day (ALED)

  • Behavior-change program for sedentary adults 
  • 12-week program (one 1-hr class per week, participant booklets)
  • Active Living Every Day Facilitator Training (online)
  • Active Living Every Day: Best Practices Guide

Fit & Strong! (F&S!)

 

Dissemination and Reach of Arthritis Interventions

Park and recreation agencies are seen as assets and important health and wellness  change agents in their communities. They provide optimal settings for individuals to engage in a wide range of physical activity programs. To date, 144 agencies across 45 states and American Samoa have offered arthritis evidence-based physical activity programs. 

Impact Map: Evidence-Based Physical Activity Programs

How Do You Promote Healthy Aging in Parks? Contest

Is your local park and recreation agency offering new and exciting physical activity programs, meal programs, special events or intergenerational programs to older adults in your community? If yes, we want to hear from you! The contest is currently closed but please check back February 2020 for the next round. Each month two winning entries will be chosen. Don’t miss your chance to win a $50 gift card and bragging rights! 

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For more information and questions please contact Lesha Spencer-Brown.

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