Please pass this information on to any older adults who might benefit.
We are on the last lap! I hope everyone is finding creative ways to stay fit – and we finally have some nice weather, so we can head outside more often. Let’s go Globe Walkers!
Here are some interesting facts about the Great Wall of China to spur you on.
This is Captain Tom Moore – a 99 year old veteran who aimed to raise just £1,000 for hospital charities by completing 100 laps of his garden before his 100th birthday. He has raised more than £25 million. His story made him an A-List celebrity all over the world. He is truly an inspiration.
Read his story here: https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-england-beds-bucks-herts-52333127
And … Happy Birthday Captain Tom (April 30th)!
The Recreational Therapists at Forever…in motion (Older Adult Team) put together this Home Fitness and Resource Guide. It has a lot of information to help us currently, and in the days to come. Thanks to their team.
I am really excited to report the kilometres for March. When fitness programs stopped running and our office closed, I expected that the kilometres for March would drop drastically. While they did drop a little, it is obvious that Globe Walkers have found ways to stay fit, either together or alone. However you did it – give yourself a pat on the back.
In February we earned 241,525 km. In March we accumulated 212,218 km – which I think is fantastic given the current situation. Imagine earning all those kilometres while social distancing! Globe Walkers are absolutely phenomenal!
Since I currently can’t scan our map, you will have to visualize and mark your own maps. I will tell you that we have passed Rome (the Colosseum) and we are well on the way to the Great Wall. You can mark the line on your map from the Taj Mahal to Petra, then to Rome and past that to about where the word “Italy” starts.
A big thanks to our GW Captains who are helping their teams through these trying times. And congratulations to all Globe Walkers for a great March accomplishment.
Let’s keep this going throughout April – we can do it! On to the Great Wall.
I hope everyone is staying safe and healthy. I am working on the Globe Walk March statistics. I will be posting the results shortly.
I am amazed at how many people are keeping up with their fitness programs. Great work everyone. We will get through this together. There are a lot of resources to help you through this. They are listed on the Saskatoon Council on Aging (SCOA) website. You can find them here: https://scoasite.wordpress.com/2020/03/13/covid-19-update/
For you Beatles fans – here is the updated Abbey Road Cover – the Covid version
(Captains: Don’t forget to report your March kilometres)
It’s a good thing that we are travelling via the computer and imagination. Rome, like many other cities is almost deserted right now. So along with our “visit” we are sending wishes for recovery in Italy – which has been hit hard during this pandemic.
Here are some interesting facts about the Colosseum: