Spring is here!  Join us for a 5k/10k Run & Walk

Did this winter seem like the longest ever? Have you put off your fitness goals due to the snow and ice covering our driveways, sidewalks and running paths? Was it even difficult to leave the house some days? If you answered yes to these questions, you probably are not alone. Through April 16, 2018 was the snowiest start to a calendar year on record in Minnesota at 71.1 inches! Enough is enough and it’s time to get back on track.REGISTER

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On June 2, employees, families, residents and neighbors come together at Lake Harriet in south Minneapolis to move, groove and shake out the cobwebs from the long winter. The 13th Walker Methodist Annual Run & Walk raises funds for programs that directly enhance the lives of older adults living in our communities.

This includes the nationally acclaimed Music and Memory℠ program, integrative therapies and fitness and wellness programs

Five of our housing communities have on-site fitness centers available for residents and surrounding community members to help remain healthy and strong. A host of fitness classes, individualized training sessions and state-of-the-art fitness equipment is available to meet a wide variety of individual needs. With nearly 450 fitness center members, our residents and community members clearly see the value in health and wellness programming.


Here's what OUR RESIDENTS are saying 

“I am in better health now than I was when I moved in over ten years ago.”

“Nick (the fitness technician) has helped me feel the best I have ever felt.”


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strong is ageless

Exercise can include completing a few strengthening exercises, working out on a stationary bike, taking a daily walk or participating in the Walker Methodist 5k/10k. Whatever fits their ability and interests – we encourage our residents to embrace a lifestyle of health and wellness.

join us!

If you’re interested in participating in our annual 5k/10k event, register today and you will receive a free pair of performance socks.

We hope to see you there!

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Marilyn Peller Nelson

Written by Marilyn Peller Nelson

Marilyn Peller Nelson is the Executive Director of the Walker Methodist Foundation. The Foundation’s goal is to raise funds to support the programs and communities at Walker Methodist. Enhancing the Residents’ lives increases the quality of life they have while at Walker Methodist. Marilyn joined the staff in July of 2016. Marilyn has been in involved in the fundraising community for the past 30 years. For the past 10 years she served as Associate Vice President at CommonBond Communities. Benilde-St. Margaret’s School, Basilica of St. Mary, and Good Shepherd Parish and School were faith communities where she served in a variety of development roles. Marilyn is known for her passion for mission, reliability, a dogged work ethic, and ability to build strong relationships. A College of St. Benedict graduate, she has raised two young men – a Tommie and a Badger, and is a huge sports fan – especially college sports. Marilyn also enjoys laughing with her family, having great conversation with friends, and relaxing by the lake.

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