National Senior Health & Fitness Day

“This is an event our seniors look forward to each year, and we have a very supportive community that helps us provide a good program.”

Teresa Plymesser,
Director of Aging
Licking Valley Community
Action Program
Flemingsburg, KY

“This event was very well received… it increased health and wellness awareness among our seniors.”

Randy Cogburn,
Wellness Director
Tulsa Jewish Retirement Center

National Senior Health & Fitness Day®is the nation’s largest older adult health and wellness event, now entering its 28th year. More than 100,000 seniors will participate in local health and wellness events at 1,000+ locations across the country.

Due to the continuing Covid-19 crisis, there are two events for 2021:

National Senior Health & Fitness Day® — Spring Event: Wednesday, May 26th (the last Wednesday in May)


National Senior Health & Fitness Day® — Fall Event: Wednesday, October 27th (the last Wednesday in October)

The goal of offering two 2021 events is to give local groups flexibility in planning their activities based on current CDC guidelines in effect during these months.

Organizations interested in hosting a National Senior Health & Fitness Day event must register every year in order to legally use the event name and logo, which are federal trademarks. Registration includes a license to legally use the 2021 trademarks, access to the special event website with all of the materials and resources needed to plan for virtual and/or actual events, a free subscription to FitnessDay News — the event e-newsletter, option to purchase official 2021 promotion items, and more.

The 2021 event registration fee is $35.00 per location. For a limited time, however, event registration is free for local groups that would like to host a Spring or Fall event, or both. Click here for free registration details.

Types of event activities held every year include mini-health fairs, exercise demonstrations, health presentations, screenings and fitness walks. Based on last year’s event experience during the Covid-19 crisis, there are a variety of virtual health and wellness activity ideas available to local groups that register this year. To see the kinds of local health events held every year, simply Google “National Senior Health & Fitness Day.”

Examples of local organizations that host National Senior Health & Fitness Day events include retirement communities, park and recreation districts, Ys and health clubs, senior centers, Area Agencies on Aging, hospitals and health systems, health plans, health care providers, service organizations, houses of worship, and many more.

Download the 2021 Fact Sheet for Complete Event Details (PDF)

Fact Sheet


National Senior Health & Fitness Day

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