SCAN Health Plan Arizona Joins in Celebrating National Senior Health & Fitness Day
(PHOENIX, Ariz. – May 21, 2012) — SCAN Health Plan Arizona is joining organizations across America in celebrating the 19th annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day® on May 30. On this day an estimated 100,000 older adults will participate in local fitness-related activities at 1,000 locations throughout the country. National Senior Health & Fitness Day, the nation’s largest health promotion event for older adults, celebrates the vitality of seniors and encourages physical activity.
As an official event site, SCAN is inviting local seniors to attend its free “Wellness Way of Living” presentation focused on physical activity. The presentation, which coincides with National Senior Health & Fitness Day on May 30, is from 10 – 11 a.m. and will be held at the SCAN Connections Resource Center at 1313 E. Osborn Road in Phoenix.
Participants will learn more about the health benefits of physical activity, including disease prevention and control, improved brain function and balance as well as:
- Recommended amounts of physical activity.
- Easy ways to add physical activity to their daily routines.
- Tips for staying motivated.
- Exercises for seniors that can be done in the living room.
Space is limited, so pre-registration is required. Anyone interested in attending may call 602-778-3420 to register.
“Health and fitness are key components of remaining active and independent as we age,” said Susan Cypert, senior community resource specialist for SCAN Health Plan Arizona. “As an official site for National Senior Health & Fitness Day, SCAN Health Plan Arizona is hoping to reach more seniors with worthwhile information that positively impacts their health.”
For 35 years SCAN Health Plan has been focusing on the unique needs of people with Medicare and today is one of the largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plans in the United States. SCAN Health Plan Arizona serves approximately 15,000 members in Maricopa and Pima counties. Further information is available at scanhealthplan.com.
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