Eagle Scout Installs Exercise Equipment for Seniors and Disabled at Franklin Park
Nicholas Wallace is looking forward to the day he can take his grandpa to Blue Heron Park in Franklin. His grandpa has Parkinson’s Disease. Thanks to Wallace, there’s now an exercise area in the park designed for seniors and people with disabilities. It’s place where they can do assisted squats, lift weights, stretch, do sit ups and more.
While the area is open for everyone, Wallace, a junior at Franklin Community High School, wanted to provide an exercise area to help the elderly for his Eagle Scout project. He got inspired after his mom showed him a video of seniors exercising on specialized equipment on a beach in Florida. After a visit to a Valparaiso park last Thanksgiving, he realized he could bring the same kind of attraction to his hometown of Franklin.