New Jersey Organizations to Host Local Health Events on National Senior Health & Fitness Day® UnitedHealthcare to sponsor events across the state to promote the importance of physical activity for older adults

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., May 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- In celebration of the 21st annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day Wednesday, May 28, New Jersey seniors will join more than 100,000 older adults across the country in health and wellness events at more than 1,000 locations.

National Senior Health & Fitness Day aims to promote the importance of regular physical activity for seniors, and showcase what local organizations are doing in their communities to help improve older adults' health and wellness. It is the nation's largest health promotion event for older adults.

In New Jersey, National Senior Health & Fitness Day will be celebrated at senior centers; retirement communities; Ys and health clubs; hospitals and health systems; and local aging organizations. Events at these locations, which are made possible through support by UnitedHealthcare, will include health fairs, fitness walks, exercise demonstrations, health screenings and presentations by health and fitness experts.  

"We are pleased to work with UnitedHealthcare in New Jersey and more than 1,000 local organizations in other states to organize older adult health and wellness activities on this important day for senior health and fitness," said Patricia Henze, executive director of National Senior Health & Fitness Day.

"Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle for people of all ages, but older adults who exercise can reap extra benefits, such as preventing or delaying disease, keeping their minds sharp and gaining confidence," said Susan Morisato, president of UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement Insurance Solutions. "UnitedHealthcare is grateful for the opportunity to support seniors' health and well-being through the National Senior Health & Fitness Day events in New Jersey."

Serving nearly one in five Medicare beneficiaries, UnitedHealthcare Medicare & Retirement is the nation's largest business dedicated to meeting the health and well-being needs of seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries. The company offers Medicare Advantage plans, Part D prescription drug plans and AARP® Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in New Jersey.

For more information about National Senior Health & Fitness Day events in New Jersey, email info@fitnessday.com.

About National Senior Health & Fitness Day®
National Senior Health & Fitness Day is always held the last Wednesday in May as part of Older Americans Month and National Physical Fitness and Sports Month activities. Visit fitnessday.com for more program information. The event is organized by the Mature Market Resource Center(MMRC), a national clearinghouse for professionals who work in senior markets. In addition to National Senior Health & Fitness Day and the Mature Fitness Awards, other well-known MMRC programs include the 23 year-old National Mature Media Awards (seniorawards.com), the New Product & Technology Awards (agingawards.com), together with professional publications and research services.

Contact:

Pat Henze, Senior Day Executive Director
1-800-828-8225 | phenze@fitnessday.com

SOURCE National Senior Health & Fitness Day




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