Contributing to a Walkable Town for Everyone
The Longevity Bench Project aims to enhance the social, healthy outdoor experiences of walkers in Manchester-by-the-Sea, MA.
Walking, a healthy activity for all ages, enhances a sense of well-being and provides interaction with people, nature and the environment. The Longevity Bench Project embraces the goal of lifelong living within the home, the neighborhood and the community where people have established a sense of safety and belonging and where they intend to live out their lives. To enable people of all ages and abilities to take a walk with more places to rest along popular streets in residential neighborhoods:
The goal of the Longevity Bench Project is to place benches every half mile along popular walking routes.
About Project Founder, Lisa Bonneville >
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Another Town Where Neighbors Help Neighbors
Caring neighbors in Plymouth, Minnesota put out chairs for a 95-year old WWII veteran to give him a place to rest while taking a walk. Every few hundred feet along Harvey’s walk sits a seemingly random chair.
The goal of the Longevity Bench Project is to place a Longevity Bench every half mile along popular walking loops.
This will encourage good health and longevity for people of all ages and abilities. A connection to nature for people, increases a sense of well-being and heightens awareness of our surroundings.