People in the UK are living longer. Making sure we can keep walking in later life is vital to ensuring we stay physically and socially active.
Walking combats loneliness and isolation by providing opportunities to stop and chat. Participation in regular organised walks provides regular physical and social activity for people who might otherwise be less active, and less socially engaged.
Even a few additional steps a day for the most sedentary can deliver vast mental and physical health benefits.
Our Streets Apart project with Redbridge Borough Council improved the lives of older people in the local community.
Listen to the experiences of men and women who participated in a project Living Streets helped deliver in Sheffield.
An innovative project in the West Midlands has seen staff at a local company provide led walks for older people in the area. Watch our video.
Since April 2013 over 700 older adults have taken part in our walking projects.
And those small steps have had big outcomes, as these numbers reflect.