If you’re feeling cramped and you don’t get to spend enough time outside, you’re not the only one. Nearly three in ten U.S. adults do not spend time outside on a daily basis and of those who do, almost half spend less than 30 minutes in the fresh air according to a new survey released by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA). That is why this July, the Council on Aging is challenging everyone to get out and visit their community parks and recreation during July - National Park and Recreation Month. This year’s theme, “OUT is IN”, encourages individuals, families, friends and coworkers to do something outside everyday that they would normally do inside. From picnicking in the park instead of sitting inside at a table to sending an email or even holding a meeting outside, there are small ways you can make going OUT part of your daily routine.
The parks and recreation facilities in Osceola County, the City of Kissimmee and the City of St Cloud offer ample opportunities to go OUTside, get INspired, change your OUTlook and get INvolved. This July during Park and Recreation Month, set new trends in your community – what is OUT is IN! Make 2014 the year you go outside, change your outlook, get involved in your community through parks and recreation and so much more. July is a great time to show your communities how parks and recreation can help you improve your life – from health and wellness to nature to community spirit and social equity. Visit Your Local Parks Today For information on local parks and recreation departments turn to page 2.
To be a part of this outstanding program or for more info contact the Council on Aging at (407) 846-8532.