National Senior Health and Fitness Day is celebrated each year on the last Wednesday of May.
Advocated by multiple organizations, this holiday encourages older Americans to start and keep healthy habits.
National Senior Health and Fitness Day is celebrated in over 1200 locations across the country, including senior centers, recreation centers, health clubs, retirement communities, and more. The holiday is sponsored by the Mature Market Resource Center, which provides programming ideas and materials for these locations.
Medicare & Senior Health
Medicare was actually designed to provide older Americans with quality health care at a lower cost, since many people in this age bracket are retired. While health tends to decline at older ages, a lack of regular income made it difficult for many people to get the care they needed.
In 1965, the Medicare and Medicaid Act was signed into law by President Lyndon B. Johnson. Today, over 65 million people are enrolled in the program! Many changes have been made to the program over the years to give seniors more choices in their health insurance. Common plans include Original Medicare, Medicare Supplement, Medicare Advantage, Prescription Drug Plans, and Dental, Vision & Hearing Plans.
Give United Medicare Advisors a call at (855) 665-9200 to get help finding the best supplement plan for your needs.
10 Tips to Stay Active & Healthy
You can celebrate National Senior Health and Fitness Day even without going to a sponsored event. Here are a few ideas of ways to improve your health and fitness every day:
- Visit your local farmers’ market for fresh produce
- Go on a walk with friends and family
- Do a group fitness class at your local recreation center
- Take your grandchildren to a zoo or wildlife center
- Join a cooking class or group to get homemade dinners from others
- Purchase a mini exercise bike to use while you watch tv
- Familiarize yourself with your recommended dietary guidelines on www.myplate.gov
- Turn on your favorite record and dance
- Purchase a word puzzle or sudoku book to keep your brain active
- Make mindful cleaning part of your routine
Published: March 24, 2022