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Tartu to continue with elderly walking groups until mid-summer

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elderly walking groups Foto: Riin Saaremõts

19 January / Walking groups for the elderly will resume next week and continue until at least Midsummer’s Day. The City of Tartu launched walking groups for the elderly at the end of last year, and their original goal was to reduce people’s sense of loneliness during the holiday season.

According to Tartu Deputy Mayor Mihkel Lees, the walking groups turned out to be so popular that the plan is to continue them until mid-summer. ‘I am very pleased that many elderly people have found the opportunity to enjoy each other’s company safely in walking groups and to provide a boost to their health by moving about,’ said Deputy Mayor Lees.

The walking tours are free for participants and will take place as scheduled on all working days until 22 June.
The walking group schedule from 25 January through 26 February on working days (will not take place on 24 February):
Mon City Centre from 9.30
Start and end at Peeter Põllu Square (by the Oskar Luts Tartu Public Library)
Tue Veeriku from 9.30
Start and end in front of the University of Tartu Chemicum (Ravila 14A)
Wed Ülejõe from 9.30
Start and end in front of Tartu Adventure Park (Narva Maantee 126b)
Thu Annelinn from 9.30
Start and end in front of Annelinn Library (Kaunase Puiestee 23)
Fri Ropka from 9.30
Start and end in front of the café Paviljon (Võru tn 158)

The trails are approx. 3-4 km long and the walking pace is more on the slow side. Elderly people participating in the event will be given a mask. When coming to the walking path, we ask that you please dress according to the weather. The pedestrians will be accompanied by two track escorts.

The spring-summer schedule will be set according to the wishes of the participants and will be announced at the end of February.

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