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YMCA hosts Senior Health and Fitness Showcase

Kishwaukee Family YMCA will offer a Senior Health and Fitness Showcase from 9 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Oct. 11, at the YMCA, 2500 W. Bethany Road in Sycamore.

The event offers an opportunity to explore the many senior-friendly physical activity options and to understand the importance of exercise and nutrition for ongoing health and illness prevention.

The event is open to people age 55 and older.

The YMCA offers two pools, a newly renovated wellness center and group exercise rooms, a variety of exercise classes and wellness programs, and more.

A continental breakfast will be offered from 9 to 9:30 a.m. and snacks will be available throughout the event.

The showcase will feature exercise and nutrition education; community resource exhibitors; free screenings, including blood pressure, hearing health, body composition and more;
wellness activities, including interactive fitness demonstrations; pickleball instruction and games; prizes and giveaways; and chair massage.

According to the YMCA, one in five people age 65 and older are eligible for a free YMCA membership. Seniors in the area are encouraged to bring their insurance card to the YMCA to find out if they are eligible.

For information, contact Dave Dick, program executive, at 815-756-9577, ext. 37, or daved@kishymca.org.

Article source: http://www.daily-chronicle.com/2017/09/22/ymca-hosts-senior-health-and-fitness-showcase/a8hpxu5/

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