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Washington Times: Frederick Commission Sees Need For Senior Park

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Frederick commission sees need for senior park

 By JEN FIFIELD – Associated Press – Sunday, December 14, 2014

FREDERICK, Md. (AP) – Mike Long’s 98-year-old grandfather does not get much exercise.

Long, of Frederick, said he tries to get his grandfather to go on walks, but his grandfather will only go with his caretaker.

Often, the only walking his grandfather does in a day is in a hallway in their house, which he has counted is 27 steps long.

If there were a place they could go that is safe yet engaging, Long said he assumes his grandfather would be much more active.

Long, along with other members of the city of Frederick’s Parks and Recreation Commission, gave their support Dec. 9 for a new kind of park in the city that would provide mental and physical health activities for seniors.

Sue Paul, chief operating officer of Baker Rehab Group and an occupational therapist who specializes in dementia, is spearheading the effort to bring this type of park to Frederick…

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