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Albert Lea Residents Pledge to Add 10,000 Collective Years of Life to Their City
Date:5/14/2009

ity Project will work with volunteer leaders to roll out several activities designed to inspire health and wellness:

  • An AARP Walking Program will help residents exercise and strengthen social circles and will provide 3,000 pedometers to dedicated walkers.
  • An intergenerational "walking school bus" is now launched, to provide volunteers such as retirees to walk Albert Lea area children to school as a group.
  • Volunteer leaders will promote community gardens, healthy cooking classes and wine tastings to promote the teachings of the Blue Zones.

Visit www.aarp.org/bluezonesproject or call Community Education (507)379-4834 to find out more about the various events and projects available to residents of Albert Lea.

About AARP

AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan membership organization that helps people 50+ have independence, choice and control in ways that are beneficial and affordable to them and society as a whole. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to either political campaigns or candidates. We produce AARP The Magazine, the definitive voice for 50+ Americans and the world's largest-circulation magazine with over 34.5 million readers; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for AARP's 40 million members and Americans 50+; AARP Segunda Juventud, the only bilingual U.S. publication dedicated exclusively to the 50+ Hispanic community; and our website, AARP.org. AARP Foundation is an affiliated charity that provides security, protection, and empowerment to older persons in need with support from thousands of volunteers, donors, and sponsors. We have staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

About Blue Zones(R)

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