Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Celebrating National Senior Health and Fitness Day


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By Akindman

Bright and early Wednesday morning I get to trade in my boot-cast for the past ten week for an ankle brace – part of my recovery process after fracturing my right ankle in late March.  I will also visit a local county recreation center to sign up for a couple classes to assist in my recovery and overall health.
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National Senior Health & Fitness Day is a nationwide health and fitness event for older adults, always held the last Wednesday in May during Older Americans Month.

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May is Older Americans Month, a perfect opportunity to show our appreciation for the older adults in our communities. Since 1963, communities across the nation have come together to celebrate Older Americans Month—a proud tradition that shows our nation’s commitment to recognizing the contributions and achievements of older Americans.
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The theme for Older Americans Month 2012, Never Too Old to Play...encourages older Americans to stay engaged, active and involved in their own lives and in their communities. In celebration of Older Americans Month, the U.S. Administration on Aging is pleased to provide this website which offers useful resources and tools to help you plan and promote events and activities honoring older Americans.
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1 comment:

  1. I agree with your post. Physical fitness is extremely important for all age groups, but especially for seniors. People say that they don't have time to exercise, but it honestly just takes 30 minutes out of the day. Great reminder of the importance of exercise in society.


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