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posted: 5/16/2014 12:10 PM

Arlington Senior Center plans Senior Health & Fitness Day

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Submitted by Arlington Heights Senior Center

The Arlington Heights Senior Center will join an estimated 1,000 local groups to celebrate the 21st annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 28. As an official host site, the Arlington Heights Senior Center, 1801 W. Central Road, will hold a morning filled with health-related presentations and free services that day.

The Arlington Heights Senior Center event will promote active, healthy lifestyles through physical fitness, good nutrition and preventive care. Doors open at 8:30 a.m. with free tote bags and a complimentary breakfast for the first 250 guests.

The morning will include free screenings for the following: Blood pressure, bone density, fall risk and BMI, as well as diabetic retinopathy screenings provided by the Lions Club.

An annual highlight, Harper College Massage Therapy students will offer complimentary massages. Presentations on the hour will be provided by: Peggy Balboa of Mariano's on "Nutrition for Healthy Aging" at 9 a.m., followed by Judy Kazanow's "Chair Zumba" demo at 10 a.m. and featured speaker, Dr. Martha Twaddle at 11 a.m., discussing how to "Get on the Right Track for Healthy Aging." Free prize drawings will be held following each presentation.

For information, call the Arlington Heights Senior Center at (847) 253-5532.

National Senior Health & Fitness Day is always held on the last Wednesday in May in support of Older Americans Month and National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. The program, the largest of its kind, is organized by the Mature Market Resource Center, a national clearinghouse for professionals that work with older adults. For more information about National Senior Health & Fitness Day, visit