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.
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.
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.
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.
In an effort to empower residents to take an active role in their health and wellness, the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission (M-NCPPC), Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County is now offering the Walk With Ease program.
The Walk With Ease Program was developed by the Arthritis Foundation and is beneficial for anyone looking to engage in physical activity, but especially for those suffering with arthritis.
A grant from NRPA allowed Southgate Recreation & Park District to offer the Arthritis Foundation’s Walk With Ease program to older adults. The WWE program is a low-impact group-based walking program designed for people with arthritis.
Mary Hyland, just like millions of Americans struggling with arthritic symptoms, needed more physical activity to help cope with her arthritis. While she never considered joining a support group in the past, she discovered an enjoyable program being offered by the City of Apopka that encourages all people facing the same age-old challenge to get outside and walk.
The Park District of Forest Park decided to implement the Walk with Ease (WWE) program to give their residents the opportunity to better their health through a structured program. Walk with Ease is an evidence-based, six-week exercise program developed by the Arthritis Foundation and designed and proven to reduce arthritic pain and improve overall health.
Health and wellness is a priority for the City of Dallas Park and Recreation Department. To that note, in 2015 the city was awarded a grant from NRPA and the Arthritis Foundation to prioritize senior health by encouraging community residents to get active and participate in the Walk with Ease (WWE) program. The WWE program is an evidence-based, six-week exercise program developed by the Arthritis Foundation designed and proven to reduce arthritic pain and improve overall health.
The City of Buckeye Community Services Department in Arizona was awarded a grant from NRPA and the Arthritis Foundation to get community residents engaged, active, and on their feet by walking in the Walk with Ease (WWE) program.
Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR) in Wisconsin was awarded a grant from NRPA and the Arthritis Foundation to get Madison seniors on their feet – and walking, that is, with the Walk with Ease (WWE) program. The WWE program is an evidence based, six-week exercise program developed by the Arthritis Foundation designed and proven to reduce arthritic pain and improve overall health.