Tualatin OR 410 2

All Abilities Tri4Youth Allows Everyone to Compete

By Julie Rocha | Posted on December 5, 2018

No one sits on the sidelines at the All Abilities Tri4Youth. For the second year, Tualatin Hills Park & Recreation District and FACT Oregon proudly hosted the safe, fun, fully-accessible race that emphasizes inclusion.

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Chanute KS 410

Chanute is Thankful for Foods of the Month

By Julie Aikens | Posted on November 19, 2018

2018 Healthy Out-of-School Time grantee agency Chanute Recreation Commission in Chanute, Kansas, recently decided to get in the holiday spirit by cooking up a Thanksgiving-inspired meal using only Foods of the Month during their afterschool program.

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Lake Havasu AZ 410

Walking With Ease in Lake Havasu City

By Swan Cooke | Posted on November 6, 2018

Residents and visitors in Lake Havasu City, AZ, realize the importance of staying active. Through a new program called ‘Walk With Ease’ being offered by the Lake Havasu City Parks and Recreation Department, adults are improving their health by walking and socializing

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Chatauqua NY 410

Cue the Pointer Sisters: The Falconer Walkers Rock!

By Lisa Schmidtfrerick-Miller | Posted on October 22, 2018

Chautauqua County Parks Department partners with the Chautauqua County Health Department and Chautauqua County Office for the Aging to offer the Walk With Ease program to communities throughout Chautauqua County to encourage residents to energize and enjoy the great outdoors, while learning about safe and comfortable walking and strategies to overcome challenges to effectively manage arthritis.

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Mustang OK 410

Healthy Aging Through Mustang Parks and Recreation

By Ashley Wisner | Posted on September 19, 2018

Since 2014, City of Mustang (OK) Parks and Recreation Senior Center has been offering evidence-based physical activity programs targeted at older adults with chronic conditions.

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Placentia CA 410

Shaking Things Up and Changing Lifestyles in Placentia

By Jocelyn Garcia and Vinnie Villapando | Posted on August 31, 2018

Placentia, California, may be known for its quiet neighborhoods, but Placentia Senior Center is shaking things up thanks to two new fun and effective evidence-based physical activity programs: Walk With Ease and Active Living Every Day.

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Santa Clara CA Senior Center 410

Active Living Every Day at the Santa Clara Senior Center

By Wendy Talbert | Posted on August 6, 2018

The Santa Clara Senior Center overcame barriers to healthy living in seniors by offering a wide range of health and wellness programs for older adults to stay active, while also filling a gap in programming.

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Mooresville NC 410

Getting Fit & Strong! With Mooresville Parks and Recreation

By Barbara Johnson | Posted on June 18, 2018

The Mooresville Parks and Recreation Department changed the narrative that chronic pain is a part of aging by partnering with a local senior center to help build strong, healthy and happy older adults through the Fit & Strong! program.

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Carlsbad CA 410

City of Carlsbad Dances the Night Away at “Senior” Prom

By Mike Pacheco | Posted on June 5, 2018

Older adults in the City of Carlsbad had the opportunity to relive or experience their high school senior prom for the first time, complete with live music, refreshments, dance contests, and lasting memories.

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Newport OR 410

Improving the Lives of Older Adults with Arthritis and Chronic Pain

By Peggy O’Callaghan | Posted on May 11, 2018

In the state of Oregon, 27 percent of adults 18 years and older have arthritis and suffer from chronic joint pain, stiffness and swelling. For these residents living with arthritis and chronic pain in Newport, OR, the Newport 60+ Activity Center is providing a physical activity program, Walk With Ease, proven to reduce the pain associated with arthritis.

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ElPaso TX 410

Smoke-Free Parks – A Win/Win for Everyone

By Tracy Novak | Posted on May 3, 2018

Beginning in 2015, thanks to an updated ordinance passed by the El Paso City Council, no smoking of any kind was allowed in city parks. The Parks and Recreation Department posted no-smoking signs at every park and provided training for Parks and Recreation Department employees. Most smoke free ordinances are self-enforcing once the public is aware of the law.

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Goodyear AZ 410

A Healthier Generation of Older Adults for the City of Goodyear

By Richard Ortiz | Posted on April 9, 2018

Goodyear recently welcomed a new evidence-based physical activity program, Walk With Ease, which has been a huge success. The program has helped to improve overall physical activity engagement among all the participants, which in turn has resulted in observable improvements in physical function as well as social and mental health benefits.

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Windsor CO 410

Lights, Camera, Action: Town of Windsor Partners with Schools on Video Project

By Katie VanMeter | Posted on April 4, 2018

Looking for ways to engage the community and reinvigorate a stagnate government broadcast channel, Town of Windsor Communications staff began to look beyond its walls for new ideas and new partners.

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Fresno CA 410

Fresno PARCS Empowers Seniors to Walk and Improve Their Health

By Irma Yépez-Pérez | Posted on March 14, 2018

Fresno older adults recognize the importance of staying active! Together they improved their health by walking one-hour, three times a week for six weeks through the Walk With Ease program.

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BREC LA 410

BREC Hosts Commit to Health Showcase

By Diane Drake | Posted on March 8, 2018

BREC, in the East Baton Rouge Parish of Louisiana, held their free Commit to Health Showcase on January 11 at the Gus Young Recreation Center. Just over 60 adults and 50 children braved the rainy weather to participate in a host of fun games, food sampling, resource vendors, and win lots of prizes.

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Innovative System Heats Things up in Bismarck

By Randy Bina, CPRE | Posted on March 1, 2018

Bismarck Parks and Recreation District (BPRD) opened the BSC Aquatic & Wellness Center (AWC) in 2010. Both the local swim club and the business community got behind a successful capital campaign to raise the necessary private funds, which BPRD augmented to create one of the state’s premier aquatic facilities.

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Montgomery County MD 410

Tips from Montgomery County Recreation's Healthy Holiday Celebration

By Tiffany Nelson | Posted on February 7, 2018

The “Excel Beyond the Bell Healthy Holiday Celebration” focused on healthy eating, physical activity, and community engagement. The event, held Tuesday Jan. 9 at Roberto Clemente Middle School in Montgomery County, Maryland, served over 100 students and 35 adult guests, including parents, school personnel and recreation professionals.

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OH West Fork Playground 410

West Fork Park Playground Invites Everyone to Play

By Tina Stanton-Chapman, Ph.D. | Posted on January 22, 2018

In 2017, Green Township, Ohio issued a request for proposals to create an accessible and stimulating playground at West Fork Park. The end result was a playground that was appropriate for all ages and abilities and included eight play zones.

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