AARP Community Challenge 2017: New Orleans, Louisiana

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

PROJECT: Helping older adults get and stay fit

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.”

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