What is National Senior Health & Fitness Day

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 2018 will mark the 25th anniversary of the program, and more than 120,000 older adults will participate at local events at more than 1,200 locations across the country on the same day.

The event’s goals are to promote the importance of regular physical activity, and to showcase what local organizations are doing to improve the health and fitness of older adults in their communities.

What Will Older Adults Do On This Day?

Local organizations throughout the country will host senior-related health and fitness events at retirement communities, health clubs, senior centers, park districts, hospitals, YMCAs, houses of worship, banks and other community locations. The local health and fitness activities will vary widely based on the organization hosting the event and the interests of local seniors. Activities will be non-competitive and may include walking events, low-impact exercises, health screenings and health information workshops.

How Can My Organization Participate in Senior Health & Fitness Day?

A National Senior Health & Fitness Day event registration form will be available in January, 2018. Once you register to become an official site, your organization is legally entitled to use the event name and logo. You are also eligible to order event incentive items—T-shirts, buttons, handout bags, etc., and receive special samples/coupons from our sponsors. See more details about the event registration on the next page

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