Mastick Celebrates Senior Health, Fitness

AEC    Living Seniors stopped by Alameda Food Bank’s table at Mastick Senior Center’s celebration of National Senior Health and Fitness Day on May 30.

AEC Living visited Mastick Senior Center on Wednesday, May 30, to help celebrate National Senior Health and Fitness Day. The event, which was free to seniors, offered mini senior fitness tests with a certified personal trainer and free blood-pressure and glucose checks from Alameda Hospital. 

Seniors also attended a presentation about preventing falls in the home, a food demonstration by Dan Avakian from Dan’s Produce and a talk about recycling prescription drugs. Seniors met representatives from Bay Area senior cohousing, assisted living and home-care providers. 

Each May 30, some 100,000 older adults participate in National Senior Health & Fitness Day activities around the county. The nation’s largest annual health and wellness event for older adults marked its 25th anniversary this year.