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Senior Health and Fitness Day

Center for Health Improvement Hosts 10th
Annual Senior Health & Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 25

May 4, 2011

Hays, Kan. (May 4, 2011) HaysMed's Center for Health Improvement will be hosting National Senior Health & Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 25, 2011 from 8:30am-1pm. The theme for this year's event is "Make Fitness a Goal for Life!" The program begins with registration at 8:30am and health presentations starting at 9:00am. Presentation topics will include: Health, Life and Happiness by Dr. James Van Doren; Yoga by Karen Dougherty; Food and Medication Interactions by Andrea Harmoney, RD; Growing Old is Not for Sissies by Rosa Wilson, RN and Home Safety and Fall Prevention by Melissa Ginther and AJ Thomas. There is no charge for registration and a free brunch will be provided.

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."

Registration by May 20 is encouraged. For more information or to register please call 785.623.5900.