Walkability audit tool
This tool was prepared as part of the Healthier Worksite Initiative of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. While initially developed for employers, the concepts and tool are equally valuable for surveying the campus of a retirement community or the area surrounding a community center or wellness center.
Physical activity programs in active aging are directed to older adults. However, an increasing number of ICAA members are making the wellness program available to staff members because wellness programs can lower absenteeism and increase employee satisfaction. When using the walkability audit tool, consider both the client and the staff members.