Promoting Active Living For Seniors

Working with public housing residents to improve walkability and promote falls prevention programming and fitness equipment use

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Why Active Living for Seniors?

The Health Department is partnering with the Minneapolis High-Rise Representative Council (MHRC) to improve active living for seniors living in Minneapolis Public Housing Authority high-rises. Together we are engaging seniors living in 10 high-rises to make it easier to walk around the high-rises, use fitness equipment in the buildings, and access falls prevention classes. An advisory committee is helping lead these efforts and is made up of high-rise residents, MHRC staff, Health Department staff, Public Works staff, Volunteers of America social workers, and Allina Health staff.

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Phone: 612-673-2301

Email: [email protected]

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For many seniors, it is important that sidewalks are clear and free of tripping hazards. Make sure your neighborhood streets are friendly for seniors:


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Last updated Dec 11, 2018



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