Seniors Celebrate Health and Fitness

Dozens of seniors took steps towards better health at the Rye Y’s Senior Health and Fitness Day on Tuesday, May 30. The free event was open to the community and a culmination of the Rye Y’s month long celebration of Active Older Adults Month. The Rye Y hopes to encourage older adults to develop healthy behaviors including healthy eating, physical activity and social interaction.

Senator George Latimer kicked off the day with a lunch-time talk, which was followed by an afternoon of movement and fun. Seniors had a choice of several classes to sample, including Tai Chi, Zumba, Mindful Color, Enhance Fitness, Chair Yoga and more. The Rye Y’s Active Older Adult Advocate Penny Cozza remarked “We had a great turnout of enthusiastic seniors who were eager to try different fitness activities. I was gratified to hear several people say that the afternoon has inspired them to become more active, which is exactly what we hoped for.”