Gateway Family YMCA to join National Senior Health & Fitness Day celebration

The Gateway Family YMCA and Shaping Eastern Union County will join an estimated 1,000 local groups nationwide to celebrate the 27th Anniversary of National Senior Health & Fitness Day on Wednesday, Oct. 28. The YMCA is offering free virtual programs with registration available at www.tgfymca.org/events.

According to Krystal R. Canady, CEO, The Gateway Family YMCA, “National Senior Health & Fitness Day is the perfect opportunity for seniors to make, renew, and revitalize their commitment to lead healthier lives through wellness, nutrition and programs designed specifically to meet their needs. This is even more important today while we are practicing social distancing and may not be as active as usual.”

During National Senior Health and Fitness Day, participants will join with an estimated 100,000 older adults across the country participating in local virtual activities to help promote active, healthy lifestyles through physical activity, good nutrition and preventative care.

Throughout the day, the community is invited to visit The Gateway Family YMCA’s Facebook page for helpful resources, information and updates and discussions at www.facebook.com/GatewayFamilyY.

For more information on National Senior Health and Fitness Day at The Gateway Family YMCA visit www.tgfymca.org or email [email protected]

Shaping Eastern Union County works to improve the health and well-being of county residents and creating strategies to support improved health, nutrition and physical activity for all. Shaping Elizabeth, Shaping Rahway and Shaping Union are also sponsoring the event.

In addition to National Senior Health and Fitness Day events, The Gateway Family YMCA has been providing virtual chronic disease self-management programs free to the local community throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. Interested participants can also register for the Blood Pressure Self-Monitoring Program (BPSM) and the Diabetes Empowerment Education Program (DEEP) at www.tgfymca.org.

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