For Further Information: Patricia Henze, 1-800-828-822524th Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day
Set for Wednesday, May 31, 2017
On Wednesday, May 31, 2017, an estimated 100,000 older adults will participate in local fitness activities throughout the country as part of the 24th annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day® (NSHFD), the nation's largest health promotion event for older adults.
Organized as a public/private good health partnership by the Mature Market Resource Center (MMRC), 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.
Interested organizations must register in order to legally host a National Senior Health & Fitness Day event. The registration fee is $29.95 plus shipping and includes access to the official National Senior Health & Fitness Day program site and sample Senior Day incentive items (T-shirt, balloons, etc.) The program site includes easy-to-use guides with all of the information needed to host a successful event - activity suggestions, posters, press releases, copyright-free reproducible masters to hand out, etc.
"Older adults at all levels of physical fitness are encouraged to participate in National Senior Health & Fitness Day," says Patricia Henze, NSHFD 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."
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