Whether you’re walking or just looking for some entertainment, this year’s Walk for Seniors theme; Rock ‘n Stroll Vol. 2 will satisfy giving an opportunity for the community to come together in a beautiful outdoor setting, while raising funds for senior services. Waukegan Township’s goal has always been to offer programs that benefit the population we serve, those 55 and better.
Over 36,000 times each year, Waukegan Township provides the following services which include: medical transportation, preventive health services, wellness programs, lifelong learning opportunities, recreational programs—including lawn and snow maintenance services—all provided to assist our senior. Area residents leverage our services to “age-in-place”, while remaining in their own homes. As our community’s need for services grow, the revenue generated from the Walk for Seniors is critical to maintaining our services and allowing older adults to live independently.
This is a multi-generational event open to every facet of our community. We anticipate 200 - 300 walking participants to join us in this fun activity and worthwhile cause.
Got a group of friends, family, coworkers, or church members together to form a…wait for it…Walk to Win team for the 2023 Rock ‘n Stroll – Vol 2 Challenge. Let’s see if your team has ‘what it takes’ to take home the traveling Trophy that will be awarded each year giving your group “bragging rights” until the next year’s challenge.
This is What It Takes:
Don’t delay…gather your team members and sign up today! Waukegan Bible Baptist church won the 2022 award: can they be beaten this year?
The music festival wiill also include a host of fun-filled activities for the family, i.e., Bouncy House, Face Painting, T-shirts, Medals, Lunch to participants, Entertainment by the Greg Rockingham Band, and the 1st Annual Walk for Seniors Car and Bike Show. The registration fee for the Walk is $40 and the fee for the 1st Annual Car and Bike Show is $25. The festivities will all take place at the Corrine J. Rose Pavilion, 412 S. Lewis, Waukegan, IL 60085.
Join us for the 1st Annual Car and Bike Show during the 2023 Walk for Seniors event from 10 am to 12 noon. Show off your own wheels at this fundraising event that supports the Patricia A. Jones Center. You can register your car or bike for $25 at the event on Saturday, September 9th. The Cars and Bikes will be judged in the following categories:
1. Best Old School = Year; 1900 - 1959
2. Best Old School = Year; 1960 - 1989
3. Best New School = Year; 1990 - 2022
4. Best 60's | Best 70's | Best 80's | Best 90's | Best 2000's
5. Best Custome
6. Best SUV
7. Best Bike
8. Best DONK
9. Best In Show
You can sit back and enjoy “Live” entertainment following the Walk for Seniors Finish Line event. This year's entertainment will feature the Greg Rockingham Band and will take place immediately following the walk at the Corrine J. Rose Pavilion, 412 S. Lewis Ave., Waukegan, IL 60085.
Sponsors will have the opportunity to increase brand awareness through enhanced relationships and social media recognition with an exposure of over 20,000 viewers. Various forms of advertising will be provided during the event and after the event via our monthly Patricia A. Jones Center journal (which is circulated to over 76,000 households). Premium sponsors will have their name and logo displayed at Waukegan Township’s service hub located at the Patricia A. Jones Center (formerly Park Place), 414 S. Lewis Avenue, Waukegan, receiving with over 225 visitors each day. Further details are provided are provided in the Sponsorship Package.