National Senior Health & Fitness Day
Today National Senior Health & Fitness Day® celebrates its 26th anniversary as the nation’s annual largest older adult health and wellness event, with the theme “Live and Thrive with Exercise!”. More than 100,000 older adults will participate in local health and fitness events at over 1,000 locations across the country on the same day.
Organized as a public/private good health partnership by the Mature Market Resource Center (MMRC), National Senior Health & Fitness Day will offer fitness activities for older adults at more than 1,000 locations including hospitals, park and recreation departments, senior centers, health clubs, retirement communities, houses of worship, health departments and other community locations. The event is always held on the last Wednesday in May as part of Older Americans Month activities.
Programs will range from small group exercise demonstrations in community senior centers to walking tours and health fairs. Most programs include an exercise or physical activity component, as well as information about senior subjects. Click here to learn more about events taking place in California.
"Older adults at all levels of physical fitness are encouraged to participate in National Senior Health & Fitness Day," says Patricia Henze, National Senior Health & Fitness Day program manager. "Our goals for Senior Day are to make exercise fun, to increase awareness of the benefits of a regular exercise program for older adults, and to encourage all older adults to take advantage of the many health and fitness programs offered in their communities."
Source: Mature Market Resource Center