West Chester, PA, June 14, 2014 --(PR.com
)-- On Wednesday May 28, 2014, seniors across the country, including Seniors Helping Seniors (http://www.heart4helpingseniors.com/), participated in the 21st annual Senior Health & Fitness Day. Seniors Helping Seniors is an organization of senior citizens dedicated to aiding seniors living by themselves by providing them with senior care. West Chester, Phoenixville, and Collegeville seniors 55 years of age and older attended the 21st Annual Senior Health & Fitness Day at the Spring Valley YMCA this Wednesday and participated in a number of activities dedicated to building healthy workout habits every day.
The purpose of Senior Health & Fitness Day was to encourage active lifestyles for seniors, with a range of competitive, yet low-impact, activities including a health fair, senior health screenings, tours, fitness, and cooking demonstrations. According to the National Senior Health & Fitness Day website, “100,000 older adults [participated] in activities at more than 1,000 locations throughout the U.S. … [to] celebrate National Senior Health & Fitness Day. The common goal for this day: to help keep older Americans healthy and fit.” (http://www.fitnessday.com/senior/)
Seniors Helping Seniors is currently advocating for more and more seniors to start living healthy because exercise has many positive benefits, the main one being that it increases activity levels. Moreover, Seniors Helping Seniors wants seniors to know the importance of exercising in moderation. According to Seniors Helping Seniors, “current research finds that your 30 minutes of heart-rate elevating activity each day doesn’t have to be in one session. Three 10-minute sessions are just as good.” (http://www.heart4helpingseniors.com/national-senior-home-care-health-and-fitness-day/) Seniors often have a difficult time working out; however, Senior Health & Fitness Day helped educate countless golden agers on the different exercises available that are specifically tailored to their bodies and endurance levels.
Seniors Helping Seniors is an organization dedicated to a unique practice of senior care. West Chester, Phoenixville, and Collegeville seniors that are living independently have a wide range of services available to them, including companionship, transportation, light housekeeping, home repairs, and more. Senior Helping Seniors is distinctive from all other senior care organizations because most of the caregivers are actually citizens themselves and can relate to certain mutual experiences.