National Senior Health & Fitness Day promotes ways to live well and age well

Dottie Davis, Fayette Senior Services (FSS) fitness center volunteer, gets ready for National Senior Health & Fitness Day on May 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the FSS Life Enrichment Center in Fayetteville. Photo/FSS.

On Thursday, May 30, 2012 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Fayette Senior Services will be among more than 1,000 organizations participating in the 19th annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day, the nation’s largest health promotion event for older adults.

The free event will be held at FSS’s Life Enrichment Center, 4 Center Drive, Fayetteville (across from the Fayette County Justice Center).

An estimated 100,000 older adults nationwide will participate in a wide variety of local fitness activities. This will be the second year that Fayette Senior Services will participate in the May event that is held in recognition of Older Americans Month.

Attendees will have an opportunity to visit with exhibitors and learn important information and fun ways to improve overall their health and wellness. Fayette Senior Services Ultimate Cafe, winner of the Platinum Plate Award at the 2010 Fayette Chamber Community Expo, will be open to expo attendees from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m.

“National Senior Health & Fitness Day helps create awareness for the many resources in the community that can help you maintain a healthier lifestyle”, said Morgan Smith, FSS Program Coordinator. “Getting connected with the right resources is the first step in learning how to live well so you can age well.”

For more information about National Senior Health & Fitness Day, contact Morgan Smith at 770-461-0813 ext. 129.