In celebration of National Senior Health & Fitness Day on Wednesday, May 25, the York Hospital Center for Older Adults will present a fun and informative webinar, “How to Move,” from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Designed to get participants up and out of their seats, the program will feature local fitness experts who will discuss and demonstrate ways to keep your body and brain strong to help prevent cognitive and functional decline as you age.
Presenters Marissa Santos, PT, DPT, physical therapist at York Hospital, and Janine Robichaud, wellness coach at Soulful Pathways, will cover a range of topics, including the importance of activity for both physical and mental well-being; common stereotypes associated with aging and mobility; how to stay active both inside the home and outdoors; ways to achieve personal exercise and activity goals; and when to seek assessment for pain or difficulty experienced with physical activity. There will also be a live tai chi/qigong sequence to get your blood flowing!
All webinar participants will be eligible to receive an inspirational gift to promote good health and movement after the event concludes. To receive your gift, please be sure to include your shipping address when you register.
Celebrated annually on the last Wednesday of May, National Senior Health and Fitness Day is dedicated to the betterment of the health of seniors. The common goal is to help senior Americans stay fit and healthy.
The York Hospital Center for Older Adults provides a comprehensive outpatient consult service with an interdisciplinary team, which includes medical, nursing, rehab, nutrition, pharmacy and behavioral medicine for our older adult population who have begun to experience functional decline within the past year and/or are beginning to struggle at home. Our team offers extended services to help older adults who could benefit from a consultation and those who have trouble traveling to their provider’s office due to functional or cognitive issues. To learn more about the Center for Older Adults or to schedule an appointment, call 207-351-2371, Tuesday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., or visit https://www.yorkhospital.com/services/older-adult-care/.
For more information on this webinar or future community programs at York Hospital, please contact the Community Relations Office at [email protected] or (207) 351-2385.
Special thanks to the Maine Health Access Foundation for supporting this virtual educational program.