“The outdoor, canopy-covered exercise spot is open for business and promotes movement that’s safe on joints, builds core strength and increases flexibility. It’s a Christmas gift to South Side seniors who can’t afford to buy such equipment to use in their home or to join a gym.
With each elliptical machine AARP places throughout the country, it hopes to encourage seniors living nearby to keep moving and improving their physical and mental health, which curtails isolation and depression that can impact disease.
This one effort, or 53 of them, won’t cover the sizable U.S. population block at risk, of course. The number of people in the United States 65 and up will double from about 52 million to 95 million in 2060.”