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lacoseniorservicesThe Los Angeles County Commission for Older Adults has launched LA Seniors WALK: Celebrating Healthy Aging, as a means of educating older adults about the benefits of walking.

Los Angeles County has almost 1,700,000 residents who are over the age of 60, a number that is expected to reach 2, 300,000 by the year 2020,” says LACCOA President Marilyn Fried.  “It is imperative that we all do as much as we can to positively impact the health of older adults.  Walking is one of the easier ways to increase physical activity and improve physical and mental health.”

The Commission has created a special brochure that includes information about why it is important to walk, safety tips and how to have fun while exercising.  LACCOA’s Commissioners will be visiting senior centers, retirement homes and other venues throughout the County to distribute information and talk with older adults about the benefits of walking.

“It is our hope that with encouragement and knowledge those who can, will make daily walking a party of their lives,” adds Commissioner Fried,

For those interested in receiving LA Seniors WALK, contact Guillermo Medina at 213.351.5274 or at gmedina@css.lacounty.gov.

 

About the Los Angeles County Commission for Older Adults

The Los Angeles County Commission for Older Adults advocates, advises and makes recommendations regarding the needs and welfare of Los Angeles County seniors age 60 and over.  LACCOA works with the LA County Board of Supervisors and other entities that provide programs and services to seniors that enhance their needs, health, well-being and ensure their rights.

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