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A Second Edition for the Healthy Aging Grand Walk

Monday June 9, 2014

A Second Edition for the Healthy Aging Grand Walk Until August 8th, 2014, the Healthy Aging Grand Walk will bring together numerous walking clubs from AZUR & JAZZ seniors’ residences.

Until August 8th, 2014, the Healthy Aging Grand Walk will bring together numerous walking clubs from AZUR & JAZZ seniors’ residences.
As part of the Healthy Aging program, the AZUR & JAZZ networks of retirement homes are hosting a large-scale activity to promote physical activity with senior citizens across Quebec.

From June 9th to August 8th, 2014, the second edition of the Healthy Aging Grand Walk will bring together all walking clubs from our network of retirement homes. Especially created for this special occasion, these walking clubs are made from volunteer walkers who took the challenge of walking a distance appropriate for their physical condition. Upon the launch of this event on June 9th, over 1,300 walkers from 33 residences are taking part in this large-scale event.

The Healthy Aging Grand Walk is based on a simple concept. Every registered walker has received a pedometer to count all steps made during the Grand Walk. To better keep track, the resident writes the total of steps made each day on a cumulative sheet. Once a week, each Friday, walkers will bring their cumulative step sheet to the person in charge at their residence.  All counted together, the total of all steps made by all participants in each and every one of our retirement homes will help the network to reach the longest possible distance. The ultimate objective is a journey across Europe, through 22 stops that will include London, Berlin, Rome, Paris, and many other renowned European cities. The progress of our Grand Walk is available on Azur and Jazz websites at all times. The first results will be posted on June 16th, 2014.     
 
Check the AZUR & JAZZ websites regularly to discover the latest progress of the Healthy Aging Grand Walk! First results will be available on June 16th!  



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