Joining a walking group is one of the best ways to start and maintain a healthy walking habit. This type of physical activity will help to prevent and postpone chronic disease, and to build healthy bodies and minds. It also keeps individuals socially connected.
What people are saying!
" I have enjoyed participating in the Parks & Rec. Programs for seniors! I have lived in Newton for over 30 years, and since I have had no kids in the school system, I knew few people in the city except for my neighbors. The activities and trips that I have participated in has changed that, and added a wonderful richness to my life. Thank you for all you do to foster these programs and enrich the lives of seniors!"
We have three groups to choose from.
Our early morning group meets at 8:00 AM at the Albemarle Fieldhouse to walk one measured mile and then enjoys coffee before heading off for the day.
And our Keep Moving program meets at various locations and walks 2 miles on Tuesday mornings from 9:45- 10:30 AM.
Call 617-212-5289 for updated schedules.
New Walk & Talk Health
Thursdays 9:30- 10:30 a.m
Mount Ida Campus (100 Carlson Ave, Newton, MA 02459 )
Newton Parks, Recreation and Culture, the Mount Ida Campus of UMass Amherst (located in Newton) and the Newton Wellesley Hospital are happy to bring you Walk and Talk Health. This weekly program will meet on Thursday mornings and walk a one-mile mapped route outdoors on the campus or indoors in case of rain. Once a quarter, Newton Wellesley health professionals will join the walkers to discuss health topics and answer questions.