Category: Get Active

Bicycle culture booms in Wichita area

September 30, 2021 | By Amy Geiszler-Jones

Barry Carroll has been bicycling for seven decades and has no plans to stop. “I grew up in Kentucky on a farm and I had four siblings, and as soon as I could ride one of their bikes — that was probably way too big for me — I have been bicycling, so since about age […]

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Play it safe outdoors this summer

July 1, 2021 | By Monica Cissell

Outdoor activity is good for the body and soul, but too much sun and heat can be dangerous. That’s especially true for older people, people with underlying medical conditions and people taking certain medications. Follow these tips to reap the benefits of fresh air and vitamin D without overdoing it: Consider a conversation with a […]

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Heartland Games run it back

| By The Active Age

After a year off, the Heartland Games track and field meet returned to Friends University on June 5. More than 50 athletes competed in events, including the shot put, discus throw, javelin and several foot races. The Heartland Games originated as a series of fundraising competitions to help support operations at all four senior centers […]

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Walking Wednesdays are on the move

April 29, 2021 | By The Active Age

The Walking Wednesday Series is underway, offering a chance to enjoy the outside at a relaxed pace. Sponsored by Bike Walk Wichita, the walks take place in parks and urban locations, highlighting the green spaces, history and vitality of the city. Walks are free to all and open to all abilities. After the walk, participants […]

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Where to explore from south-central Kansas

March 31, 2021 | By MeLinda Schnyder

Instead of the hectic travel schedule with at least a dozen out-of-state trips I had planned for 2020, I spent the year focused instead on rediscovering what was around me in south-central Kansas. From our east Wichita home, my husband and I found new-to-us urban parks, including the Pracht Wetlands in the northwest part of […]

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Put a bounce in your step with Granny Basketball

March 1, 2021 | By The Active Age

With March Madness here, you might ask why college kids should be having all the fun. Actually, they aren’t. Granny Basketball, founded in 2005, provides fun, exercise and a little good-natured competition for women 50 and older. This six-player version of women’s basketball dates back to 1898. Kansas teams were among the best in the […]

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Bike ICT rolls again

| By The Active Age

Wichita’s bike transportation business, known as Bike ICT, is ready for riders again. The bikes, stations and prices are the same as before but it’s being run by a different management company. Bike ICT features 200 bikes, 40 stations and several pricing options. For a $30 annual fee, you get unlimited trips of up to […]

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Gardening ideas for fall and beyond

October 1, 2018 | By Tammara Fogle

By Janice Sroufe Although summer with its hot weather is my favorite time of year, the cooler temperatures and beautiful colors of fall are comforting and sometimes a relief. This year we have had nice moistur,e and plants that don’t normally survive until fall are still looking pretty good. But as the garden begins to […]

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