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'Health and Fitness Day' for seniors at Westside Community Center May 30

May 15, 2018
       Helping celebrate the nationwide 25th annual Senior Health and Fitness Day, the Westside Community Center, 1628 W. Bijou St., has scheduled a
Gardening on the raised beds at the Westside Community Center is a popular activity for many seniors. The photo above, shot in October 2010, shows the late Dick Wolf (right), then the center's director of operations, as he led the creation of the garden. Wolf, who also helped define the center's management starting that year through the ACTS ministry of Woodmen Valley Chapel, died in 2012 at age 72.
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three-hour event Wednesday, May 30.
       According to Aundrea Fuller, the center's marketing coordinator, the “senior- focused” day will begin at 9 a.m. with Silver Sneakers - a one-hour exercise program in the center's gym that is often free under senior healthcare plans.
       Between 10 a.m. and noon, the schedule lists such free options as joining a one- mile walk, taking “mini-exercise classes,” participating in outdoor games (such as yoga or brain and balance) and meeting with product vendors or representatives of local agencies that work with seniors.
       To that list, Fuller added the following activities in a recent e-mail:
       - Sitting and chatting.
       - Playing cards or dominoes.
       - Eating (free hot food will be available).
       “It doesn't matter what your activity level is, there is something here for all seniors,” the center's flyer states.
       Fuller clarified that the Senior Health and Fitness Day “is not meant for children. Please join us in August for our Community Picnic where kids are welcome and activities for young ones will be provided.”

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