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Mentor Up Mall Walk

To encourage and inspire fitness among older adults, the AARP Foundation Mentor Up program could sponsor "Mall Relay Walks" in communities across the country. Many malls allow seniors access prior to stores opening so that they can walk in a safe and controlled environment, with a flat surface. Young people could serve as individual or team "coaches" and inspire healthy competition and fitness among seniors.

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Photo of Kamili Wilson

Thanks for all of the feedback and your patience as I become familiar with the community (and the process). I'll take another stab...

America's Health Rankings recently released its 2014 Senior Report http://www.americashealthrankings.org/Measures/Measure/ALL/physical_inactivity_sr, which cites that only about 1/3 of seniors aged 65 and older with fair or better health status report doing no physical activity or exercise (such as running, calisthenics, golf, gardening or walking) other than their regular job in the last 30 days. Perhaps the other 2/3 might benefit from some type of regular (deliberate) physical activity outside of their daily routine.

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Photo of Meena Kadri

Great insights, Kamili! You can add them directly to your post (folks might miss them down here in the comments section) To edit your post, hit the Update Entry button up there on the right.

Looking forward to seeing you on more conversations across this challenge.