Toronto Star reporter Andrea Gordon joined the York Region and South Simcoe Branch’s Mood Walks group in early November for the final walk of the fall season. Read the Star article. Mood Walks is an initiative of CMHA Ontario, in partnership with Hike Ontario and Conservation Ontario, with funding from the Ontario Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport.
The program provides training and support for community mental health organizations across the province to launch educational walking programs for older adults who experience mental health issues.
Mood Walks promotes both physical and mental health by reducing barriers and creating new opportunities for older adults (50+) to be physically active. More than 20 mental health agencies participated in the Mood walks program in 2014.
Visit the Mood Walks website for more information.