12th Senior Walk

Mayor Frank G. Jackson along with the Director of the Department of Aging, Jane Fumich and the Director of the Department of Public Health, Merle Gordon kicked off the 2016 Senior Walk with brief remarks welcoming the participants. 

Walking may be the one of the simplest physical activities that can lead to positive changes to improve a person’s health. The benefits of walking and moderate physical activity can help reduce health risk factors and improve the quality of life.

This year marks the 12th Annual Cleveland Senior Walk held in downtown Cleveland. The Cleveland Senior Walk is an annual free community event to encourage health and physical activity for older adults. The Senior Walk promotes exercise, good nutrition, and healthy lifestyles. Participants received a free t-shirt, healthy snacks, and useful tools for active living. Attendees received free health screenings and resource information that outlined steps walkers can take to obtain and/or maintain good health. Attendees also had an opportunity to receive flu shots and engage in healthy exercises.

In addition, “Slider” from the Cleveland Indians, volunteers from the Greater Cleveland Volunteers and sponsors from the Western Reserve Area Agency on Aging, the YMCA, MetroHealth, the National Council on Aging and the Flu+You Campaign, Steady U with the Ohio Department of Aging, the Cleveland Department of Public Health and the Department of Aging helped to cheer participants on during the 1 and/or 2-mile fun walk to help improve the quality of life for the older adults who participated in this year’s 2016 Senior Walk. 

Photographer: 
Clare Walters