— by Elaine Friesen-Strang The forecast predicted rain, but a miracle happened Saturday September 30, just before 10:00 AM, as 80 people gathered at Providence Medical Center to stroll the neighborhood: the clouds parted, sunshine burst through. Being it was our last NeighborWalk of the season, you might say it was providential. When AARP Oregon began this program three years ago, we had no idea it would become such a vibrant, successful venture. Community Engagement Director, Bandana Shrestha, and a small …

— There are many reasons for walking – for health and wellness, to get to places and save gas, and of course, to connect with community! Join AARP Oregon and Rogue Valley Transportation District this September for two great NeighborWalks in the Rogue Valley. Get your steps in, meet new people, and explore Medford and Grantspass on foot. These walks are part of the Oregon Drive Less Challenge.       NeighborWalks: Medford Monday, Sept 25th at 10:30am Meet: In front of …

—   Join AARP Colorado for NeighborWalks Colorado Springs. Enjoy guided walks through some of Colorado Springs’ most beautiful and interesting neighborhoods. Come meet others in your community, learn the history and join the fun. Walks will be led by a local historian. The goal of NeighborWalks is to get more people walking every day for health, transportation, environment, and community. The walks are designed to be inclusive and are themed, educational and social events that bring neighbors together to explore neighborhoods …

— AARP volunteers will kick off the first NeighborWalks program in Lane County this month. NeighborWalks is a collaborative community walking program created by AARP Oregon. SmartTrips Eugene, Safe Routes to School and the Lane Transportation District’s Point-to-Point program are working together with AARP to bring the program to Lane County. “Our vision is to get more people walking every day for health, environment and community,” said Michele Scheib, a member of  the AARP Oregon Executive Council and local volunteer. Walks will take place …

— Join AARP Colorado for NeighborWalks 2017. Enjoy guided walks through some of Denver’s most beautiful and interesting neighborhoods. Come meet others in your community, learn the history and join the fun. Walks will be led by a local historian. The goal of NeighborWalks is to get more people walking every day for health, transportation, environment, and community. The walks are designed to be inclusive and are themed, educational and social events that bring neighbors together to explore neighborhoods and enjoy …

— The third season of  NeighborWalks begins in May! We are excited to invite you to join us this year at one or all of the dozen walks that we have designed for you! NeighborWalks is a collaborative community walking program brought to you by AARP Oregon, City of Portland Bureau of Transportation and Oregon Walks. Our vision is to get more people walking every day for health, transportation, environment, and community. Walks take place in neighborhoods around Portland. Each walk …

— Tuesday, October 10: Career Advancement – Reconsidering Your Career, 6 – 8 PM – Metro State University This course will provide an overview of the key components that come with changing your career path, as well as common obstacles to success.  Learn how to identify transferable skill, research occupations and make realistic plans when planning a career change. Register here and  select Andrus2017 at registration type on online registration page,  or call 303-556-8320 and request state “Andrus2017” or email learnon@msudenver.edu with …

— If you love to walk and learn about Denver history and admire beautiful architecture, boy, do we have the app for you. Yes, there is an app for that. It is called NeighborWalks by Geotourist and you can download it for free from iTunes or Google Play. NeighborWalks is a collaborative community walking program brought to you by AARP Colorado. Our vision is to get more people walking every day for health, transportation, environment and community. Our audio tour takes …

— by: Elaine Friesen-Strang Imagine taking a walk in the mid-morning with someone who has pre-planned an interesting, safe stroll through a Portland neighborhood. Imagine learning a few things along the way from a knowledgeable resident who has a special interest in that neighborhood. Imagine walking with others–many of whom you may not know–but who share your curiosity, exercise goals, and delight in making new friends. Imagine no more! The 2016 NeighborWalks season starts this month! AARP volunteers and other community …

— Summer is almost upon us and we are excited to invite you to our second season of NeighborWalks! NeighborWalks is a collaborative community walking program brought to you by AARP Oregon, City of Portland Bureau of Transportation and Oregon Walks. Our vision is to get more people walking every day for health, transportation, environment, and community. Walks take place in neighborhoods around Portland, led by AARP volunteer leaders with support from community partners. Join us for these intergenerational walks as …