All of us are aging every day. Senior citizens are the fastest growing sector of the U.S. population. In the next 20 years, the senior population will double in size! Old age does NOT mean sickness. It is our responsibility as young people to take care of our “village elders”, because their well-being affects the greater good! The goal of the WALK IT OUT! Program is to encourage seniors to be more physically active and to educate them about healthy choices so that they will avoid disease and illness as they age. Central Harlem has a high rate of heart disease and diabetes; these diseases are most prevalent among African Americans Seniors who are known to have poorer balance, mobility, and muscle strength in comparison to any other racial group. Get involved today for a better tomorrow!
Date: Saturday May 5, 2012
Event Start: Beginning in front of Harlem Hospital Center, MLK, Jr. Pavillion, 506 Lenox Avenue at W135th Street, New York, NY 10037
Event End: Marcus Garvey Park, 18 Mount Morris Park West
Host Organization: Walk It Out! at Harlem Hospital Center
Registration: No need to sign up, just show up at the posted meeting location.
Accessibility: Partially Accessible – curbs, uneven terrain, busy sidewalks