On Wednesday, May 30, an estimated 100,000 older adults will participate in local fitness activities throughout Ventura Country as part of the 19th annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day, the nation’s largest health event for older adults.
During Senior Health & Fitness Day, the Ventura Family YMCA will open its doors for free to all seniors and will offer fitness activities and seminars, and provide an opportunity for seniors to connect directly with more than 20 local senior service providers.
Programs will range from small group exercise classes to walking tours, a health fair and a wellness seminar. Most programs include an exercise or physical activity component, as well as information about senior subjects.
“Older adults at all levels of physical fitness are encouraged to participate,” said Rich Gross, YMCA health and wellness director. “Our goals for Senior Day are to make exercise fun, to increase awareness of the benefits of a regular exercise program for older adults, and to encourage all older adults to take advantage of the many health and fitness programs offered at the Y.”
— Brie Frank represents the Ventura Family YMCA.