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Sr. Health and Fitness Day Scheduled May 30

Hays, Kan.  (May 1, 2012)   HaysMed's Center for Health Improvement will host the 11th annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 30, 2012 from 8:30am-1:00pm.   The theme for this year's event is "A Day of Reflection and Relaxation."  The program begins with registration at 8:30am and health presentations starting at 9:00am.  Topics covered during the program are:  All Stressed Up and Nowhere to Go with Tim Davis; Progressive Muscle Relaxation with Deb Cook; Self-Reflection and Mindful Living with Carmen Winter; How-to on Hand Massages with Rachel Loving; Exploring Music-Based Wellness by JoAnn Jordan and Stretching and Guided Imagery with Kim Hattrup.  There is no charge for registration and a free brunch will be available with special music presentation by Brian Keller and Luke Johnson.

National Senior Health & Fitness Day is organized as a public/private good health partnership by the Mature Market Resource Center (MMRC).  It is a program which offers fitness activities for older adults at more than 1,500 locations including hospitals, park and recreation departments, senior centers, health clubs, retirement communities, houses of worship, health departments and other community locations. This national event is held annually on the last Wednesday in May as part of Older Americans Month.

"Older adults at all levels of physical fitness are encouraged to make fitness a goal for life," said Steph Schaffer, Fitness Director at The Center for Health Improvement. "Our goal is to keep older adults moving at whatever age they may be; by showing them that it is never too late to set fitness goals and to make regular exercise a part of their life."

Please RSVP by Friday, May 25 by calling 785-623-5900.