The Shingletown Medical Center will join an estimated 1,000 local groups to celebrate the 21st Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day (NSHFD). As an official host site, SMC will sponsor the event that will take place on Wednesday, May 28th from 11:00am to 2:00pm. The event will be held at Shingletown’s Open
Door Community Church, which is 8 miles east of downtown Shingletown directly on the 44 Highway.
The event will begin with a short exercise demonstration on the outside lawn area (weather permitting) from
Iris Benton. Iris is the instructor of Shingletown’s “Fun With Senior Fitness” program, sponsored by the Active
Aging Community Task Force, and is a senior fitness program consisting of easy exercises to improve
strength, flexibility, endurance, and balance for seniors (50 and above) of all abilities.
After the exercise demonstration there will be an assortment of informational booths designed to help
the community become aware of the many health-related programs, services, and providers located in our area.
There will also be an assortment of “tasty” food samplings and a variety of “healthy” cooking demonstrations.
A light lunch will also be provided courtesy of Lincare in Redding.
“The Shingletown Medical Center believes this “free-to-the-public” event will provide a valuable service to our
area,” stated Tami Fraser, CEO. “SMC is excited about providing this Senior Health & Fitness Day to the community and truly hopes you can attend the event.”
About National Senior Health & Fitness Day®
100,000 older adults will participate in activities throughout the U.S. on Wednesday, May 28, 2014 to
celebrate the 21st annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day. The common goal for this day is to help keep older Americans healthy and fit. Always set for the last Wednesday in May, National Senior Health & Fitness Day is
the nation’s largest annual health promotion event for older adults. The event’s goal is to promote the importance of regular physical activity, and to showcase what local organizations are doing to improve the health and fitness of older adults in their communities. For more information about National Senior Health & Fitness Day, visit http://www.fitnessday.com