We actually have thought of this in other areas of Walk2Connect. Unfortunately, there are a lot of laws in our state that require any adult to be fingerprinted when interacting with younger folks in a formal manner. Being a mostly volunteer run organization, where our community walk leaders run and lead their walks, we allow this connection to happen naturally and it happens often. We've had several folks lead Grandparent Stroller Walks with and for their grandkids, we've also trained adults 18-55 to be 1-1 companion walkers for older adults with mobility issues. We partner with A Little Help to match those volunteers with the older adults. These 1-1 relationships would be a great way to introduce the poles to folks as they rehabilitate from prior injuries or return to having confidence in walking.
These particular poles are through BungyPumpUS. However, I'm certain, with a little thought and partnership we can create a system that allows for sharing of poles, almost like a mobile Bike Lending library. That's how we started with Betty and Harold, they were lent to them until they could afford their own and now they do the same for others.