New walking trail opens at Genesis

There's one senior resident at Genesis ElderCare that will be walking around with a wider smile than usual.

Bea Stutts, who has lived at Genesis ElderCare since it opened 20 years ago, recently got a new walking trail dedicated to her, the Mooresville Tribune reports.

The Bea Stutts Walking Trail is a quarter mile in length and will feature benches, an arbor, flowers and a water fountain.

The new trail is part of the facility's 20th anniversary celebration and has been a popular addition for the residents, according to the article.

New walking trail opens at Genesis

Walking is one of the top recreational sports for seniors, due to its low risk and accessibility. Seniors who keep a regular walking routine may experience such health benefits as controlling their weight, helping with body circulation and relieving depression.

Those who employ a more regimented schedule by dedicating 30 to 60 minutes a day, four to six times a week can also decrease the risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity.

Genesis has more than 200 centers across 13 Eastern states and offers a variety of services such as Specialized Alzheimer's care and orthopedic rehabilitation.

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