Chula Vista WALKS joined Live Well San Diego as a recognized on May 21, 2019. Since 2015, Chula Vista WALKS has made it its mission to improve the mental and physical wellbeing of older adults through walking. They have been committed to supporting consistent walking programs for seniors as a strategy to prevent and manage chronic diseases and isolation.
Chula Vista WALKS works to educate seniors and the general public on the benefits of consistent walking by hosting lectures led by experts in academia, medicine, the private sector and government. They advocate for the development of infrastructure to facilitate walking, biking and public transportation in order to allow seniors to remain in their homes longer, improve the environment and build stronger intergenerational communities.
Chula Vista WALKS is committed to continuing to advance the Live Well San Diego vision by continually expanding its membership, focusing on intergenerational initiatives to help alleviate the childhood obesity problem, developing digital toolkits to encourage older adults to stay physically active, and partnering with medical institutions to make walking a viable alternative to prescription drugs in treating chronic diseases and depression.