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.
We’re working in partnership with older adults across Scotland to take action for safer, better streets for walking, and encouraging walking in later life.
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.