May 25 is National Senior Health and Fitness Day
On Wednesday, May 25, 2005, an estimated 150,000 older adults will participate in local fitness activities throughout the country as part of the 12th 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.
Locally, National Senior Health and Fitness Day will be celebrated by the Shoreline-Lake Forest Park Senior Center on Friday, May 27, 3:00-5:30 p.m. at the Lake Forest Park Towne Centre. Fitness can be fun, especially when you come to their dance with music by the Shorewood High School and Kellogg Middle School Jazz Bands. More entertainment is provided by the Central Area Senior Center Sliders! Senior Wellness will be there, along with others in the community who provide good health and fitness for seniors. The Shoreline/Lake Forest Park Senior Center is working with Friends of Third Place Commons, Northwest Hospital, and the cities of Shoreline and Lake Forest Park on this event.
The Greater Seattle Senior Games are Coming!
Be looking for information in next month's Seniors Digest about the Greater Seattle Senior Games. And take a look at Shape Up! King County.org, a website designed to make it easier for older adults living in King County to find programs which will help them be healthy and active. The site includes a searchable directory of fitness activities to help you find the programs that are best for you.
See Links You Can Use in this issue for more fitness resources!