Wise Walk brings together a diverse group of older adults for a 10-week walking program held in the spring and fall. It provides a group setting where walkers can find partners who walk at a similar pace and distance. Participants keep track of the distances they walk each week, and if they are able, they are encouraged to set goals to increase their distance. Water and a healthy snack are provided at the end of each walk, and walkers are given the chance to socialize at this time. Special programs, such as a stretching and exercise class or a visit by a local doctor, are occasionally held to promote general fitness.
A Pennsylvania public library spices up its 10-week walking program with special events, like a cemetery walk or tour of a historic home.