May 30 is Senior Health and Fitness Day

Washingtonians in King County, Pierce County and elsewhere can join more than 100,000 older adults across the U.S. participating in wellness-related events during the 25th annual National Senior Health and Fitness Day on May 30.

Sponsored by Humana and Silver Sneakers, the occasion promotes regular physical activity for older adults while showcase what local organizations are doing in their communities to help improve the health of seniors.

Throughout Washington, National Senior Health and Fitness Day will be observed with activities at senior centers, retirement communities, and various health organizations, among others. At some locations, health fairs, fitness walks, exercise demonstrations, health screenings and presentations by health and fitness experts are planned.For example, Puyallup Activity Center is inviting seniors to visit its exercise room, learn about fitness programs there, and participate in a walk.

More information about events in local communities and nationally is available at

Catherine Field, a regional president for Humana, said the care delivery and health plan company’s sponsorship of National Senior Health and Fitness Day “is an example of our commitment to improving the health of communities we serve . We do this by partnering with likeminded, health-inspired people and organizations that share our values and want to make a real difference.”

SilverSneakers, the other sponsor, is a fitness program with group classes for older adults and is available to Medicare beneficiaries through many Medicare Advantage plans, Medicare Supplement carriers and group retiree plans.