Tippecanoe Villa residents get active on new walking path

Residents at Tippecanoe Villa test out the new walking path. (WLFI Photo/Jamie Long)
Residents at Tippecanoe Villa test out the new walking path. (WLFI Photo/Jamie Long)

TIPPECANOE CO., Ind. (WLFI) — Residents of a Tippecanoe County assisted living center now have an opportunity get up and get active.

Tippecanoe Villa unveiled its new walking path Friday. The .8-mile path cuts through a scenic part of the property and is equipped with benches for people to enjoy the outdoors.

Tippecanoe County commissioners joined residents in a ribbon-cutting ceremony and a quick lap on the trail. Longtime resident Cathy Gifford said people can now get their daily exercise safely.

“I don’t know if they’ll do much of it this winter, but I know in the spring and the summer and fall, they’ll be walking around on it,” Gifford said. “You don’t have to worry about them getting hit by a car.”

Villa director Deanna Sieber said the path is a dream come true.

“We actually opened this path two to three weeks ago,” Sieber said. “I look out from my office window and see at least one or two people on it most of the time.”

The path was funded by a donation from a resident who recently passed away.