In Walk Across America Challenge, CLC-Cappella Community Members “Walk” the Globe… Twice

In the News  |  September 16, 2022

Earlier this summer, residents, team members, and family members of CLC-Cappella communities set out on a mission to Walk Across America by logging enough miles of exercise in and around their communities to cover the distance between New York City and San Diego in 30 days. Participants joined together as community teams in a lighthearted competition to see which team could reach San Diego first, log the most total miles, and come up with the most creative team name.

The Walk Across America Challenge was part of CLC-Cappella’s We!lness Program, which centers around incorporating five pillars of wellness – social, intellectual, physical, purposeful, and spiritual – into one’s daily life. “The goal was to encourage residents, associates and family members to be more active,” said Patrick Shelton, CLC Wellness Programs Developer, who developed the competition. “Over the weeks, I noticed a pattern of increased miles each week to the next, which is exactly what I wanted to see. People started with a doable amount and then ramped up their activity over time, which is super good for health on many levels.”

Read which communities logged the most miles and the whopping total distance covered among all participants in the full feature from McKnight’s Senior Living.

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