GOSHEN – The Orange County Office for the Aging hosted its popular Orange County Senior Health and Fitness Day on Tuesday, September 14th at Thomas Bull Memorial Park in Montgomery.
“This fun and informative event is a great reminder of the importance of staying active, not just for seniors, but for everyone,” Orange County Executive Steven M. Neuhaus said.
“Seniors are living longer and healthier lives and Senior Health and Fitness Day celebrates that. Staying active and fit plays an important role in maintaining good health as we grow older.”
The purpose of Orange County Senior Health and Fitness Day is to encourage seniors to exercise, eat well and have fun. Throughout the day, Healthy Orange, part of the Orange County Department of Health, conducted screenings and distributed information and local businesses, healthcare providers and vendors were eager and helpful participants. The day also included healthy cooking demonstrations, master gardening demonstrations, a fitness walk and other games and activities. Lunch for guests at the event was donated by ShopRite Supermarkets, Inc.
“It was a great day,” said AnnMarie Maglione, Director of Orange County’s Office for the Aging. “It’s a wonderful resource for the seniors in this community and I thank County Executive Neuhaus for being so supportive. It’s terrific to see everyone come together for the good of our seniors after the challenges that they have faced during the COVID-19 pandemic.”
COVID-19 health and safety protocols were in place at Tuesday’s event.
The Orange County Office for the Aging is committed to meeting the special service needs of Orange County’s senior population and their families and friends who care for them. The primary goal of the Office for the Aging is to maintain the dignity, well-being and independence of senior citizens, serving as an advocate and community partner. For more information about the County’s Office for the Aging, call 845-615-3700.