Senior Health and Wellness took center stage at several events within Liberty Lutheran’s Family of Services during the last week of May.
The Village of Penn State (VPS,) in State College, PA, recognized National Senior Health and Wellness Day on May 29th. 40 residents of the senior community started off the action-packed day with a putting clinic and contest ran by the PSU Golf coach. The residents also participated in some outdoor games such as corn hole, ladder ball, hula hooping, and badminton. They enjoyed a healthy outdoor picnic lunch, followed by “make-your-own-healthy-trail-mix” buffet.
“My goal for the residents was for them to experience different activities, have fun and most importantly, celebrate their health and fitness,” explained Vanessa Johnson, Fitness Coordinator at VPS, who helped organize the first-time event.
The Becoming Center, a community health and wellness center located on the campus of Artman in Ambler, hosted a Senior Fitness Testing Day on Thursday, May 30th.
120 Becoming Center members, Artman residents and members of the local community met with Liberty’s health and wellness professional staff members to be evaluated for their fitness abilities – such as lower and upper body strength, aerobic endurance, lower and upper body flexibility, agility and balance.
The testing was also a way to get these active adults out to a social gathering to interact with others their age. Each individual received testing “scores” to see how they measure up to those their same gender and age. They also received appropriate exercises and classes that they can do to improve their fitness. This was the 3rd year for the Senior Fitness Testing day, and by all accounts, was the most successful to date!