Deemed one of the nationís healthiest states, Colorado has an abundance of outdoor activities for its residents and tourists and often these activities are not accessible to senior citizens or senior friendly. Here are some things that can keep Coloradoís senior residents and senior tourists active the rest of this summer.
The City of Longmont has offers a senior program called GO, which provides seniors with an opportunity to engage in several activities not normally offered to people their age. Bailes de Mi Tierra is a dance program that teaches various dances and songs from both Central and South America. For more details visit www.ci.longmont.co.us/sen_ctr/general/golden_outlook.htm.
Colorado continues to be one of the most active states in the country and one of its suburbs the City of Englewood, offers a fitness orientation to seniors introducing them to equipment exercise techniques and fitness plans to help those looking to extend their fountain of youth. For more details visit www.englewoodgov.org.
Commerce City Recreation offers a vast selection of activities for seniors including a community gardening program, which currently seeks adult senior volunteers to plant and manage the community garden. This program benefits the Head Start program and Adams County Food.
The national health/fitness program SilverSneakers is an energized program that helps older adults take greater control of their health by encouraging physical activity and offering social events. SilverSneakers may be available via your health plan. It is offered to eligible Medicare patients or to group retirees. SilverSneakers provides a fitness center membership to any participating location across the country. Call 1-888-423-4632 to find out if your health plan offers this plan.
Whatever your preference, letís get physical!