I'm so glad to help you discover Walk With a Doc. I don't know that it's an attraction, it's just a theory that maybe people who are worried about falling might feel better that way.
Borrowing shops are like tool libraries, but for general stuff - they are gaining a lot of ground in Europe. You pay a membership fee and then can borrow a punch bowl or a card table or a chainsaw or - in this case - some poles to try out.
Thanks so much. I love your Go Fund Me idea - I'm doing a walk next week about borrowing shops, which might be an interesting option as well. Harold and Betty do a "Walk with a Doc" that is, I think, associated with Denver Health, so it might be a good model for the kind of partnership you're talking about. I also wonder if the reason that walk works is that people are more willing to try walking if they know there's a medical person walking with them.