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Get in touch with your community by walking

How is Charlotte preparing to meet the needs of its ever-growing population of older adults? This week on “Without Limits,” you’ll meet Claire Apaliski of the UNC-Charlotte Urban Institute.

Some characteristics of great places to live for aging adults include walk-ability and social connection. Learn more about an effort underway in Charlotte called “City Walks,” a series of free neighborhood walks—walking conversations—that put people in touch with their community and their neighbors.

Hosts Mike Olender and David Gwilt take a deeper look at this program and will talk with Claire Apaliski about a number of City Walk activities taking place in May. They also discuss other initiatives of the Urban Institute that help Charlotte better prepare for its continued growth.

A little rain sped up the April 22 walk through Charlotte's Elizabeth neighborhood. The walk was co-sponsored with the Charlotte Museum of History and led by Nancy Albert, in blue shirt. Photo: Kris J. Solow

Listen to the program on WBT Radio live at 6pm, on Saturday, May 14, or anytime on the program’s website.


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