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At CARP’s re­cent AGM, Pres­i­dent Moses Znaimer un­veiled the Stand Up Straight cam­paign, en­cour­ag­ing mem­bers to par­take in reg­u­lar phys­i­cal ac­tiv­ity. The first event came in June when CARP held its first Na­tional Walk­ing Day, which saw up to 20 chap­ters host­ing walks in ci­ties across the coun­try. “There’s a wealth of ev­i­dence to show that mod­er­ate ac­tiv­ity, even if started later in life, can im­prove the qual­ity of life as we age,” says An­thony Quinn, CARP’s di­rec­tor of com­mu­nity af­fairs, who took part in three Toronto-area walks. “Our

work al­most al­ways fo­cuses on what gov­ern­ments can do for us. But this year, we’re tak­ing a look in the mir­ror and ask­ing not only what our leg­is­la­tors can do for us but what we can do for our­selves,” says Quinn. Those in­ter­ested in join­ing Stand Up Straight should con­tact their lo­cal CARP chap­ter: www.carp.ca/ about #chap­ters.

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