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News & Reports 1/25/10

by ODPHP January 25, 2010

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This week, we highlight community-level efforts to increase physical activity opportunities for the less-financially-fortunate:


  • Detroit non-profit opens green gym (Source:  PR Newswire) The nation’s first gym for the homeless provides physical activity opportunities, job opportunities, and an alternative power source.


  • Programs pay wellness fees (Source:  The Daily Sentinel news) A tri-county area in Ohio offers a “Silver Sneakers” program, complete with free physical activity classes for older adults with limited financial resources.


What are your thoughts on these programs?  How does your community provide physical activity opportunities for those who can not afford to join a fitness club or build a home gym?


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