Senior Centers Walk Maryland 2017

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Walking is a simple, accessible way to increase physical activity and improve health. It’s also Maryland’s state exercise! Join Maryland senior centers in organizing older adults to walk the equivalent of the 850-mile course touching senior centers across the state.

Joining is easy. Just track your group fitness activities from July through Walk Maryland Day, October 4th, using our Senior Centers Walk Maryland Tracking Chart , and submit to the Maryland Department of Aging by October 9th via email to the Food & Wellness Programs Coordinator, liz.woodward@maryland.gov.

Participating centers will receive certificates of excellence by the Maryland Department of Aging as a show of appreciation for supporting the statewide health promotion campaign. 

Resources:

Walk MD 2017 Senior Center Tracking Chart.xlsxWalk MD 2017 Senior Center Tracking Chart.xlsx

  • Participate in the 2017 Walk Maryland Campaign by filling out this chart and returning it to MDoA after Walk Maryland Day, October 4, 2017

Walk Maryland Program from the University of Maryland Extension 

  • Register your walking group and access resources designed by University of Maryland Extension.

Walk Maryland Day Toolkit from the Maryland Department of Health

  • Access the toolkit to build your campaign and other resources on getting started with a walking regimen.

Resources and Research on Walking.pdfResources and Research on Walking.pdf

  • See articles outlining research on the benefits of walking
 

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