24th Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day
Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Cedar Hill Continuing Care Community is thrilled to participate in the 24th annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day® (NSHFD), the nation’s largest health promotion event for older adults.
To celebrate Older Americans Month, and as part of our ongoing commitment to Senior Wellness, Cedar Hill is proud to host a very special event for National Senior Health and Fitness Day!
This year’s theme is “With Movement… There’s Improvement!”
On May 31st, we will hold a Senior Fitness Festival featuring lawn games, healthy snacks, and spa activities for Cedar Hill residents. On this special day of fun, Cedar Hill will join with an estimated 100,000 seniors across the country expected to help promote active, healthy lifestyles through physical fitness, good nutrition, and preventive care. The Fitness Festival on Wednesday, May 31st, from 2 pm to 4 pm, is geared toward residents, but is open to anyone wanting to join the fun. Activities include lawn games, healthy drinks and snacks, hand massages, and more.
“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.”
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. For more information about National Senior Health & Fitness Day, visit fitnessday.com.
Here are a few photos from last year’s festivities: