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

Check out the October 2018  winner of How Do You Promote Healthy Aging in Parks?  Lake Havasu City, AZ, offers the Walk With Ease program to residents to improve their health through walking  and socializing. 

The 2018 Healthy Aging in Parks Contest is now closed! The next round of the contest will launch in February 2019 and will run through October 2019. Looking forward to your stories in 2019! 

Contact Us

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

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