Worcester, Massachusetts

According to the American Heart Association, walking has the lowest dropout rate of any physical activity. Think it doesn’t do any good? Think again. Walking is low impact and easier on the joints than running. It is safe – with a doctor’s okay – for people with orthopedic ailments, heart conditions, and those who are more than 20% overweight. In addition, research has shown that you could gain two hours of life for each hour of regular exercise! That quick stroll around the block seems a little more worthwhile now, doesn’t it?

AARP manager for community outreach, Kara Cohen (in red), chats with walkers outside of Elm Park and throws the program over to Dr. Hirsh prior to the “Walk with a Doc” event.
AARP manager for community outreach, Kara Cohen (in red), chats with walkers outside of Elm Park and throws the program over to Dr. Hirsh prior to the “Walk with a Doc” event.

Walk with a Doc is a walking program for everyone interested in taking steps for a healthier lifestyle. You’ll take a few minutes to learn about a current health topic from a healthcare professional, then spend the rest of the hour enjoying a healthy walk and fun conversation. It’s a great way to get out, get active, and enjoy all the benefits that come from walking. Walk your own pace and distance.

This program was started in Columbus, OH in April of 2005 by Dr. David Sabgir and has now expanded throughout the world. You don’t need any special gear and there are no special rules. Our walking groups are a safe, fun, and FREE place to get some steps, learn about health, and meet new friends.

WORCESTER – Dr. Michael Hirsh takes a walk with people through Elm Park, for the local chapter of “Walk with a Doc” event. The group chatted about a variety of topics like how to protect oneself from ticks and mosquitoes and the importance of walking for health.

City and State:
Worcester, Massachusetts

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Upcoming Walks:
Walking on the 1st Saturday of every month at 10:00 AM!

Register for events:
March 2024
April 2024

Walk Location:
May – October
Elm Park
138 Russell Street
Worcester, MA 01609

November – April
Saint Vincent Hospital
123 Summer St
Worcester, MA, 01608

Lead Physician:
Saint Vincent Physicians &
Dr. Waldo Zamoor

Contact Information:
maaarp@aarp.org

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