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Accessible Recreation for All (HLOL #249)

by | Jul 1, 2024

Karen Foster is the Executive Director of All Out Adventures based in Massachusetts. Prior to being appointed as its Executive Director, Karen worked for this organization as a program leader. She has also been a 9th grade history teacher and school-based program administrator. Karen is certified to teach coastal kayaking and stand-up paddle boarding, and has experience leading many other outdoor recreation programs. Beyond all these accomplishments, Karen is the former Vice President of the City Council and currently a member of the School Committee in her hometown of Northampton, MA.

In this podcast, Karen Foster talks with Helen Osborne about:

  • Recreation can bring joy to everyone’s lives. It is a way for people of all ages and abilities to connect with their own bodies and each other.
  • Reasons that some people are reluctant to participate in recreation. And ways to address and help overcome this reluctance whether it comes from the individual, their family or caregiver, or the community.
  • Resources and suggestions to help make recreation accessible to all.

More ways to learn:

  • All Out Adventures: Outdoor recreation for people of all abilities
  • Health in Context of People’s Lives. Health Literacy Out Loud podcast interview with Rear Admiral Paul Reed who talks about the importance of finding health in context of the environments in which people live, work, play, grow, and age.

Health Literacy from A to Z: Practical Ways to Communicate Your Health Message, Third Edition, by Helen Osborne. Chapters especially relevant to this podcast are “Community Connections” and “Zest and Pizzazz.”

Read a transcript of this podcast.

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