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In celebration of National Senior Health & Fitness Day, the Department of Senior Affairs and Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico will host a free health event for adults 50 and over on Wednesday, May 29, 2024, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at North Domingo Baca Multigenerational Center.

National Senior Health & Fitness Day is an annual event that promotes the importance of regular exercise and connects older adults to resources that can improve their health. Over 100,000 older adults are expected to participate in local events taking place across the country, including here in Albuquerque. 

“It’s important for everyone to stay active so that they can enjoy a healthy and vibrant lifestyle,” said Mayor Tim Keller. “Because we’re such a multigenerational community in Albuquerque, connecting our aging folks to health resources improves outcomes for whole families.”

“Regular exercise is important, not only for promoting health and happiness, but also for helping folks maintain their independence,” said Anna Sanchez, Director of Senior Affairs. “We brought this event to Albuquerque to inspire seniors to take charge of their health and hopefully make staying active more fun and accessible.”

Event goers are invited to participate in group exercise demonstrations including tai chi, yoga and dance. The event will also feature a mini-health fair, climbing wall, health screenings, and low-impact walking events.

“Exercise and physical activity are important for maintaining a healthy and active lifestyle,” said Latha Shankar, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico. “We’re proud to be partnering with the City of Albuquerque to support the health and wellness of older adults in our community.”

Admission is free and anyone age 50 or older is encouraged to attend. To learn more about ongoing activities offered by the Department of Senior Affairs Sports & Fitness Program, click here

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