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    National Senior Health & Fitness Day 2011

    May 24th, 2011

    “Make Fitness a Goal for Life!” That’s the theme for this year’s National Senior Health & Fitness Day, which happens tomorrow, May 25.

    On the same day across the United States, 100,000+ older adults will participate in health promotion events at more than 1,000 local organizations.  Senior Health & Fitness Day, the nation’s largest older adult health and fitness event, is entering its 18th year.

    The event’s goals are to promote the importance of regular physical activity, and to showcase what local organizations are doing to improve the health and fitness of older adults in their communities.

    Local organizations throughout the country will host senior-related health and fitness events at retirement communities, health clubs, senior centers, park districts, hospitals, YMCAs, houses of worship, banks and other community locations. The local health and fitness activities will vary widely based on the organization hosting the event and the interests of local seniors. Activities will be non-competitive and may include walking events, low-impact exercises, health screenings and health information workshops.

    Check with your local health organizations to see what activities they have planned. And if you can’t find an organized event, take advantage of this wonderful spring weather and take a walk, do some gardening, or any other activity of your choice.