Seniors to Participate in Local Health Events throughout Florida on National Senior Health & Fitness Day®

Thursday, May 25, 2017 Senior Health News
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Sponsored by AARP Medicare Supplement Plans insured by UnitedHealthcare Insurance Company, events to promote the importance of physical activity for older adults

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill., May 24, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- In observance of the 24th annual National Senior

Health & Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 31, seniors in Florida will join more than 100,000 older adults across the country in health and wellness events at more than 1,000 locations.

National Senior Health & Fitness Day promotes the importance of regular physical activity for seniors and showcases what local organizations are doing in their communities to help improve older adults' health and wellness. It is the nation's largest health promotion event for older adults.

In Florida, National Senior Health & Fitness Day will be celebrated at senior centers; retirement communities; Ys and health clubs; hospitals and health systems; and local aging organizations. Events at these locations, made possible through support by AARP® Medicare Supplement Plans insured by UnitedHealthcare, will include health fairs, fitness walks, exercise demonstrations, health screenings and presentations by health and fitness experts.

"We are pleased to work with AARP Medicare Supplement Plans insured by UnitedHealthcare in Florida and more than 1,000 local organizations across the country to organize older adult health and wellness activities on this day dedicated to senior health and fitness," said Patricia Henze, executive director of National Senior Health & Fitness Day.

"Exercise is an important part of a healthy lifestyle for people of all ages, but older adults who exercise may prevent or delay disease, keep their minds sharp and gain confidence," said Susan Morisato of UnitedHealthcare. "UnitedHealthcare is grateful for the opportunity to support seniors' health and well-being through the National Senior Health & Fitness Day events in Florida."

UnitedHealthcare is dedicated to meeting the health and well-being needs of seniors and other Medicare beneficiaries. The company offers Medicare Advantage plans, Part D prescription drug plans and AARP Medicare Supplement Insurance Plans in Florida.

For more information about National Senior Health & Fitness Day events in Florida on Wednesday May 31, email

About National Senior Health & Fitness Day®National Senior Health & Fitness Day is always held the last Wednesday in May as part of Older Americans Month and National Physical Fitness and Sports Month activities. Visit for more program information. The event is organized by the Mature Market Resource Center (MMRC), a national clearinghouse for professionals who work in senior markets. In addition to National Senior Health & Fitness Day and the Mature Fitness Awards, other well-known MMRC programs include the 26-year-old National Mature Media Awards (, the 7-year-old New Product & Technology Awards®—Recognizing Innovative Products, Services, & Technologies for Older Adults and Their Families (, together with professional publications and research services.

Media Contact:

Pat Henze, Senior Day Executive Director1-800-828-8225 | 


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