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Newport Independent - Newport, AR
  • Annual Senior Health and Fitness Day set for May 25

  • On Friday, May 25, 2012 Harris Hospital will host the “Senior Health and Fitness day."  Local organizations will provide a variety of activities and information based on the interests of the older adults in our community. 

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  • On Friday, May 25, 2012 Harris Hospital will host the “Senior Health and Fitness day."  Local organizations will provide a variety of activities and information based on the interests of the older adults in our community.  
    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, senior citizens, which include people 65 and older, are now the fastest growing population, exceeding 35 million in 2010.  Seniors now account for a total of 12 percent of the current population.  
    With the life expectancy of the average senior citizen being 82.6 years, our goal is to help keep older Americans healthy and fit, physically and emotionally.  
    Scheduled activities, listed below, will begin at 8:30 a.m. in the community room.  Space is limited, lunch will be provided, reservations are requested.  Please contact Margaret Goodman, 870-512-3030.
    * 8:30-10:30 a.m. -  Screenings, blood pressure, glucose, cholesterol, Hearing - Video Otoscopy (visual of ear canal) Dr. John Harris -Vision (Dr. Gavin McDowel)
    * 10:30 a.m. -  Chair exercises, Dartell Tredwell
    * 11:00 a.m. -  Outdated Medications, Altamesase Phillips
    * 11:30 a.m. -  Depression/Screenings, Perry Tidwell
    * 12 p.m. -  AR Saves – Stroke Awareness, Rebecca Pearrow
    * 1 p.m. -  Little Rock Arthritis Foundation
    * 1:30 p.m. -  Drawings
    Make plans to attend.
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