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Chaffee County Public Health Hosts Interactive Walking Event and Book Discussion

Chaffee County Public Health (CCPH) will partner with the Colorado Mountain College, Partnership for Community Action, and Age Strong Chaffee for two events on Sunday, August 21, 2022. Both events will encourage us to “Walk, Slow Down, Wake Up and Connect at 1-3 Miles per Hour”. Author Jonathon Stalls, who wrote the insightful book by the same name will lead the book discussion.

Jonathon Stalls. Image courtesy of CanvasRebel

This interactive event invites you to “move the way we’re made to-and to dissolve the barriers that disconnect us from each other and nature.”

The first event will occur at Once a Trapeze Bookstore in Buena Vista, beginning with a 1:00 p.m. guided walk and a 1:45 p.m. book discussion and signing. Snacks and refreshments will be provided by Cellar on Railroad, with wine available for purchase.

The second event will occur beginning at 4:00 p.m. at A Church in Salida. The guided walk will be followed by a book discussion and signing from 5:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Refreshments will be served.

During the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of us lost that social connection we found through walking around and admiring beautiful Chaffee County. CCPH is inviting you to attend “to reconnect with nature, your body, and one another. The goal of the event is to find local walking leaders that would like to lead weekly walking groups in their community.

CCPH and Age Strong Chaffee provide opportunities throughout each month to exercise and stay socially and mentally active. For more details about this as well as other opportunities to Age Strong in Chaffee County, visit www.embracingagingchaffee, or e-mail Molly Bischoff at mbischoff@chaffeecounty.org .