On Oct. 6, Capitol Hill schoolchildren gathered in Lincoln Park to celebrate International Walk to School Day. Sponsored by D.C. SAFE KIDS and FedEx, the event was started five years ago to highlight issues of child-pedestrian safety worldwide. But one of the event’s coalition partners, the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, hopes the day will prove beneficial for senior citizens, as well. “The fire chief is really trying to focus on children and seniors, our two most vulnerable groups,” says Aleazor Taylor, fire-safety-education coordinator for the department. But she acknowledges that International Walk to Bingo Day would be a little more tricky to pull off. “Their needs are a little different,” she says of the city’s seniors. “They can’t all walk. If we needed to bus them somewhere, maybe we could do that.” —Sarah Godfrey

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