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Staying active through every stage of life has important health benefits, which is why DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital has teamed up with the Detroit RiverFront Conservancy to bring you the Detroit RiverWalkers!

Detroit RiverWalkers is a FREE program for adults age 60 and older that provides an opportunity to remain active and fit while having fun in a social setting. Registration is located in Rivard Plaza at 1340 Atwater St., where RiverWalkers meet Tuesday and Thursday mornings in the summer months of June, July, and August.

New members are welcome at any time. Free parking is offered in front of Rivard Plaza, and registered walkers receive a t-shirt, pedometer, and other assorted gifts throughout the season. Walkers who participate at least three times in one month will receive an additional gift. Mini health seminars and other activities are also offered.

We advise everyone interested in starting a new exercise regimen to first consult a physician. This is especially important for seniors, who may have health conditions. To schedule an appointment with a Rosa Parks Geriatric Center of Excellence physician, please call 888-264-0102.

For more information about Detroit RiverWalkers, please call 313-745-2673 to speak with a member of DMC Detroit Receiving Hospital’s community outreach team.

In case of inclement weather, RiverWalkers sessions will not occur. To learn if there is a cancellation, please call 313-745-2673 after 8:00 a.m. on the day of the scheduled walk.

The map below shows Rivard Plaza and approximate distances up and down the riverfront.


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