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.