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May 28 Marks 21st Anniversary of National Senior Health & Fitness Day

On May 28 in observance of the 21st annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day, more than 100,000 older adults are reportedly set to participate in local health and wellness events at more than 1,000 locations nationwide.

A news release from National Senior Health & Fitness Day reports that the event’s primary goal centers on promoting the importance of regular physical activity and showcasing the actions local organizations are undertaking in order to help improve the health of older adults nationwide.

Groups that will host “Senior Day” include senior centers, retirement communities, Ys and health clubs, health plans, hospitals/health systems, park and recreation districts, and other local organizations. The release notes that these local activities are scheduled to include health fairs, exercise demonstrations, health screenings, nutrition tips, and presentations.

For more information, visit www.fitnessday.com

Patricia Henze, Mature Market Resource Center (MMRC) executive director, adds that this year marks the 21st anniversary of National Senior Health & Fitness Day, and “…We are pleased to be working with a record number of national and state sponsors to help support older adult health and wellness efforts through our unique event.”

Among the national sponsors are the American Specialty Health’s Silver&Fit Exercise and Healthy Aging Program, The American Diabetes Association, The National Recreation and Park Association, and American Custom Publishing. The release states that state sponsors include UPMC Health Plan (Pennsylvania), Florida Blue, UnitedHealthcare (New Jersey, Ohio, Maryland, and Delaware), Kaiser Permanente (California, Oregon), Blue Cross of Idaho, and Aetna (Texas).

The release also notes that the event is held the last Wednesday in May as part of Older Americans Month and National Physical Fitness and Sports Month activities.

Source: National Senior Health & Fitness Day