National Senior Health And Fitness Day


PENNSDALE, LYCOMING COUNTY(WBRE/WYOU-TV) – Today is “National Senior Health and Fitness Day”.

Its goal is to keep older American strong and in shape.

More than 100-thousand senior citizens are participating in fitness activities across the nation today..some of them right here in our backyard.

I told Anne Miller that she looks good for 85..and that I’m sure she works out!

“I think about it,” said Miller.

These seniors know that age is nothing but a number.

Which is why they say you’re never too old to stay active and keep up with your health.

“We do a cardio and then at the “Y” we also do what they call ‘Drums Alive’ and we do that twice a week and cardio three times a week,” said Phyllis Girven of Loyalsock.

Wednesday afternoon, ‘UPMC For Life’ hosted National Senior Health and Fitness Day at the Lycoming Mall.

The event was held to inform elders of all the benefits of keeping well as some risks when you don’t keep an eye on your health.

“It’s important we need seniors in our area to be active and to be out and about and have social opportunities,” said the Age Well Senior Coordinator with UPMC Susquehanna, Nancie English.

Several representatives from UPMC Susquehanna were available along with at least 50 vendors from throughout the region.

Fitness classes took place, seated yoga was being done and a magician even showed up for some live entertainment.

“This was a fun day,” said June Fryer of Mill Hall.

“Very nice this was nice and the bus comes and picks us up and brings us down,” said Yvonne Rine of Mill Hall.

“This is a very wonderful event for seniors it gives them a lot of information,” said Girven.

Participants were even able to get screenings for body mass index as well as blood pressure readings.

“To get all this information about health and how to grow old gracefully,” said Miller.

Although these senior citizens are serious when it comes to taking care of their bodies..they also know the importance of just having a good time.

“The most fun? Maybe going through the colon. I dare you to put that on tv!” said Miller.

Nationally, senior health and fitness activities took place at more than one thousand locations today.

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