WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- A series of free events for senior citizens will be taking place across Westchester County on Wednesday, May 25, to mark National Senior Health and Fitness Day.
Tap dancing, tai chi, lap swimming and aerobics are just some of the activities that are planned across multiple county municipalities celebrating the day, which encourages all seniors to "get out and enjoy" themselves.
The programs, which are to be as educational as they are fun, are open to county residents only who are 60 years old or older. Certain programs in certain municipalities require pre-registration.
Westchester's programs are organized by the county’s Department of Senior Programs and Services (DSPS) and its Health and Wellness Collaborative, which is composed of 20 community organizations.
A list of scheduled sessions can be found below. Interested seniors should call each location directly to learn necessary addresses, event times and how to register. The locations and their telephone numbers can also be found here .
2016 National Senior Health & Fitness Day Locations:
- Greenburgh/Theodore Young Community Center - 914-989-3600 - Line dancing, exercise, healthy lunch and prizes;
- Ossining Senior Center - 914-762-1350 - Brain fitness, group walk, low impact aerobics, blood pressure screening, healthy lunch, healthy snack bingo;
- Peekskill Senior Center - 914-734-4250 - Quilters Club, “The Workout” with Geri, outside fitness walk and healthy lunch;
- Yorktown Senior Nutrition Center - 914-962-7447 - Stretching and balancing exercise demo by Solaris, nutrition presentation by a DSPS-registered dietitian and nutritionist Theresa George, healthy lunch and prizes.