This year, May 30 will be observed as National Health and Fitness Day for older adults. On this day, more than 100,000 seniors nationwide will participate in local events at more than 1,000 locations. The goal of this national event is to promote the importance of regular physical activity and to showcase the work that local groups are doing to improve the health and fitness of older adults in their respective communities.
Activities will take place at retirement communities, health clubs, senior centers, parks, hospitals, YMCAs, houses of worship, banks, and other locations. The nature of the events will vary widely based on what local seniors are interested in and on the organization that is hosting the events. Activities may include walking, low-impact exercises, health information, workshops, and screenings.
With aging baby boomers making up a significant portion of Oklahoma’s population, it is important for us to ensure that our seniors are active and healthy. A healthy lifestyle can help our seniors continue to remain independent. Many community centers nationwide not only offer physical activities, but also activities that keep the brain energized and active.
It is also important that nursing homes in Oklahoma take the cue and incorporate physical activities into their daily calendar. If you are about to choose a nursing home for your loved one, please pick one that places emphasis on your loved one’s physical, mental, and emotional well-being. However, if you or a loved one has been a victim of nursing home abuse or neglect, please contact an Oklahoma nursing home abuse attorney at the Maples Law Firm at (888) 226-6159 for a free, comprehensive, and confidential consultation.