Senior Health And Fitness Day Walk With Mayor Dick Dickerson

Health And Fitness Day

The Active Aging Community Task Force is celebrating Senior Health and Fitness Day with a walk with Mayor Dick Dickerson at the McConnell Foundation’s Lema Ranch Trails on Wednesday, May 23 at 9:30 am.

The walk will start from the parking lot at Armando and Hemingway off Shasta View Drive, offering three distances to walk. The first 100 walkers will get a prize. Demonstrations on how to use dynabands and LEKI Nordic Walking poles will be offered by “Fun with Senior Fitness” instructors and by Torty’s Fitness.

The Preventive Health Care for the Aging program will offer free blood pressure screening. “This event is a great opportunity for seniors to experience the Lema Ranch trails and to celebrate health and fitness,” said Sara Sundquist, of Shasta County Public Health. The 14th annual Senior Health and Fitness Day encourages seniors of all fitness levels to participate, and brings awareness to fitness programs being offered in the community. This event will highlight the ongoing low-cost “Fun with Senior Fitness” balance and strength classes throughout Shasta County. Currently there are 21 classes, three of which are brand new: Redding Rancheria, Redding Pilgrim House, and Canyon School in Lakehead.

The Active Aging Community Task Force is made up of local residents and professionals in Shasta County who gather to promote and teach physical activity for seniors. The Task Force emphasizes strength, mobility, and balance building exercise classes. Contact Shasta County Public Health at 245-6457 for information or for a “Fun with Senior Fitness” class schedule. Participants in this year’s Senior Health & Fitness Day include Burch Physical Therapy, Home Health Care Management, Kirkwood Assisted Living, and Torty’s Fitness and Massage.

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