May 20 Care Mission

Walk with a Senior

Looking for an activity that can boost senior health, provide companionship, and even reduce stress? Just "walk this way" to learn more.

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Did you know walking has multiple benefits for senior women? According to a Temple University study, walking provided some unique benefits to post-menopausal women. In addition to increasing overall health and fitness, high levels of physical activity helped lower levels of perceived stress than those who did not exercise. A brisk walk can reduce a variety of psychological symptoms such as anxiety, stress and depression.

A walking buddy may also help decrease stress levels by adding a daily dose of human contact and companionship. Here are some top places to walk with friends:

  1. Downtown city blocks
  2. Shopping malls
  3. In suburban neighborhoods
  4. Community parks and trails

If you enjoy a good walk, invite a senior to join you for companionship, stress relief, and overall good health.

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Community Comments

  1. Definitely agree with this! Have been walking for years and know it lifts my spirits and keeps the aches and pains at bay! Stress levels lower also! I just need to take time to do it more often/regularly!

    Nancy Cooksey
    34 Missions Completed
  2. Did you know? It’s Older American Mental Health Awareness Day! Visit http://www.hhs.gov/live for a forum from 1pm to 3:30pm

    Stephanie
    6 Missions Completed
  3. I walk every morning with my client

    Jean
    36 Missions Completed
  4. I made sure my seniors were well taken care of today that they were feed. Clean and a nice breakfast and lunch one of my senir didnt feel to well to get in her wheelchair to go for a walk but my other two got tveir walk in

    Sheila
    1 Mission Completed
  5. Quintella
    0 Missions Completed
  6. I try to find the biggest stores and take my husband for walks there. We have mall walkers but they are in the mall very early. Some day zi will join them.

    Rita
    19 Missions Completed
  7. I am a senior. I contacted a senior friend of mine who lives on the other side of the United States. I sent her a text message , telling her I was just vhecking on her. We texted back and forth for probably 20 minutes. It was nice catching up.

    Yvette
    1 Mission Completed
  8. I decided to treat my senior neighbor to dinner at a local restaurant very close to our house. After getting her order, I told her I wanted to walk to the restaurant since it is only 3 blocks from our house. It was a pleasant walk & I got to know her better as well as my neighborhood! 🙂

    Gwen
    5 Missions Completed

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