Resolve to Walk and Bike

City Launches Web Page for Walkers Age 50+

Seniors searching for walking buddies, events, or other opportunities to stretch their legs need to look no further than www.seattle.gov/walking – the city’s new resource for walkers over 50.

The page includes links to local walks and hikes, neighborhood walking maps, and volunteer opportunities like shelter dog walking as well as a selection of 5Ks and 10Ks by month.

According to Aging and Disability Services, the section of the Human Services Division that launched this resource, the walking campaign is meant to encourage older people to get moving and stay connected. 

The website is full of fantastic ways to make your walk about more than just fitness – feed your mind while taking a self-guided tour of Seattle’s historic districts, marvel at the structures that make the city unique on an architectural tour, check out the quirky side of the city when you explore public art, or leave the city behind (relatively speaking) by hiking one of our many great parks.

While this website is aimed at older individuals, the resources apply to people of all ages.  So if your New Year’s Resolution was to be more active and healthy in 2012, this site is a great place to start.