By: Mission Healthy Living
May 28, 2015
Since yesterday was National Senior Health & Fitness Day, here are some fun, local activities to help the seniors in your life embrace a healthier lifestyle!
Senior walking bingo: A free event sponsored by the Wellness Council of Boyertown, encouraging activity and fun! Bingo cards, prizes, water, and snacks are provided and each senior receives a bingo card. For each half lap they walk around the Boyertown Area Senior High Schooltrack, 10 bingo numbers will be pulled and seniors can mark their bingo cards with the pulled numbers. Each five in a row (horizontal, vertical, or diagonal), participants will get to choose a prize from the prize table including household goods and healthy living items. If the weather is inclement, senior bingo will be held at the New Hanover Rec. Center located at 2373 Hoffmansville Road, Fredrick, PA 19435.
Active older adult: The Pottstown YMCA has several activities, classes and events throughout the year for senior citizen members. From “Get in tune with technology” classes where seniors can learn how to use their smartphones, computers, etc., to fun, guided trips to get them out and about. In fact, the Y hosts an annual Senior Health & Fitness Day in which area seniors can experience the Y for FREE and learn about all its resources to help them lead healthier lifestyles. The possibilities are endless when it comes to health and wellness at the Y!
Organic food truck: The Montgomery County Health Department in partnership with Greener Partners, a non-profit organization that provides nutrition education programs in the Philadelphia region, is helping to make organic food more accessible to area senior citizens. On April 15th an organic food truck called, The Farm Explorer, made an appearance in town, helping residents of the Robert P. Smith Towers in Pottstown learn how to make a healthy salad in addition to providing fresh produce, according to a Fit for Life article. The article also mentioned the department’s plans of having 10 shares of produce to distribute to area senior residents in June courtesy of Longview Farm in Collegeville. These fresh fruits and veggies will be delivered to seniors on a regular basis, according to the article, as well as free cooking demonstrations on how to prepare meals with the locally-grown produce provided.
Help the seniors in your life maintain their health and wellness and become more active. There is no age limit on health!