The Glebe celebrates National Senior Health & Fitness Day®

06/13/17

DALEVILLE, Virginia —The Glebe, a LifeSpire of Virginia continuing care retirement community in Daleville, joined an estimated 1,000 local groups to celebrate the 24th Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day (NSHFD) May 31. More than 80 attendees at The Glebe joined with an estimated 100,000 seniors across the country to promote active, healthy lifestyles through physical fitness, good nutrition and preventive care.

“The festival is a great opportunity for seniors to renew their commitment to health and fitness, and The Glebe is proud to be a host site,” said Rachel Carson, The Glebe’s fitness manager.

The goals of National Senior Health and Fitness Day are to make exercise fun, increase awareness of the benefits of a regular exercise program for older adults and encourage all older adults to take advantage of the many health and fitness programs offered at The Glebe, Carson said.  Activities included nine healthy living presentations and 10 field day stations during lunch time, including corn hole, a “rethink your drink” station and a “learn a yoga pose” station.

“We hope today’s events inspired residents and future residents to be more physically active and to pursue healthy lifestyles centered around wellness,” Carson said.

About National Senior Health & Fitness Day®

National Senior Health & Fitness Day is always held the last Wednesday in May in support of Older Americans Month and National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. The program, the largest of its kind, is organized by the Mature Market Resource Center, a national clearinghouse for professionals who work with older adults. For more information about National Senior Health & Fitness Day, visit fitnessday.com.

 

Ann Lovell is Corporate Director of Communications for LifeSpire of Virginia, formerly Virginia Baptist Homes. For more information, email alovell@lifespireliving.org or call (804) 521-9192.

LifeSpire of Virginia operates four continuing care retirement communities in Virginia: The Chesapeake in Newport News, The Culpeper in Culpeper, The Glebe in Daleville and Lakewood in Richmond.