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improvements to not only their physical
health, but also their mental and
social health. According to Rena, a
WWE participant from Riverside,
California, " The encouragement and
commitment to the team from our
walking leader helps to keep us motivated.
I have osteoarthritis [in] both
knees, and I can feel the difference
- my knees are definitely less painful,
my legs have gotten stronger. The
friendship and closeness within our
walking group [make] it a pleasure to
get up, get out and walk! "
This September, we can look
ahead to ensuring our programs, services
and delivery formats match the
needs and wants of a growing population
of older adults in an evolving
world. Throughout the coronavirus
(COVID-19) pandemic, park and
recreation professionals have innovated
to help older adults stay connected
and engaged in critical health
programming. One innovation was
the expansion of virtual programs.
NRPA is working with nine park and
recreation agencies to participate in
a remote delivery exploration pilot.
Early reports indicate that remote delivery
is an effective and practical way
to offer evidence-based programming,
reach new audiences, and build larger
networks of program providers.
At one pilot agency, Liberty (Missouri)
Parks and Recreation, Health
and Wellness Manager Heather
Borchardt and Health and Wellness
Coordinator Victoria Jackson created
inclusive ways for participants
to attend an ALED class regardless
of their available technology. They
used Zoom to create a book club, so
participants only needed a land line
to join. Participants used the breakout
rooms feature to encourage open
conversations in smaller groups.
This format was so successful that
Liberty Parks and Recreation plans
to use it with other programs.
Over the past several years, the
number of AAEBIs offered in
park and recreation settings has increased
by 245 percent. These initiatives
also have resulted in nearly
240 new partnerships, which are
crucial to this program's continued
success and the creation of future
public health solutions.
Colleen Pittard is NRPA's Partnership Manager (cpittard@
nrpa.org). Tiff Cunin is NRPA's Senior Program Manager
(tcunin@nrpa.org). Allison Colman is NRPA's Director of
Health (acolman@nrpa.org).
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