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Motivating Older Adults to Get and Stay Fit

Watch a video about this winning project from a 2017 AARP Community Challenge grantee

LOCATION: New Orleans, Louisiana

The construction of a footbridge and walking path connected a community FitLot to the Lafitte Greenway, an active rails-to-trails pedestrian path. In addition, the grant funded a free, 9-week fitness program for older adults taught by trainers including Natoya Wayne. “Every time I’m here they are very happy and motivated,” Wayne said. “They interact with each other and encourage each other during the session, and that motivates me."

The AARP Community Challenge funds “quick-action” projects that build momentum for local change to improve livability for people of all ages.

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