Keep on Striding

Senior Walk logoThis marks the twenty-fourth year that the Modesto Rotary Club has hosted the Senior Stride Fun Walk. Janine McClanahan, Modesto Rotary Club Secretary and Former President, believes that the enduring popularity of this annual event is because “seniors themselves enjoy the walk” and they encourage their friends to sign up. She says that the Senior Stride is a chance to “mingle with friends and meet new friends.”

An additional reason she encourages local seniors to participate is, “They should know there is an opportunity for seniors to know services available.” At the event there will be a variety of vendors and organizations that provide senior services, including independent living facilities, assisted living facilities, insurance services, financial services, community hospice, and local hospitals.

McClanahan notes that “This last year we had over 300 [participants].” The registration fee is $1 in advance and $3 the day of the event. There are the options of a 1.5-mile course or a 3-mile course. Participants can stride, stroll or power-walk, going at their own pace as there are no time restrictions. The first 300 registered walkers will receive a complimentary t-shirt and tote bag. After the walk participants are welcome to enjoy a continental breakfast and there will also be prize drawings.

True to the Rotary’s commitment to service, any proceeds from the event are donated back into local senior services. According to McClanahan, due to the generosity of sponsors and supporters, for the past two years of the Senior Stride, the Modesto Rotary Club was able to donate back to the community.

Friday, September 11, 2015 at East La Loma Park, Modesto. Registrations begins at 7:45 a.m. and the walks starts at 9:00 a.m. For more information call (209) 578‑9999.

Published in Contentment magazine |Issue 17 – July/August 2015

 

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