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May 26, 2023

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The Alpena Senior Citizens Center is noticed at 501 River St.

ALPENA — Seniors will have a day complete of wellness and fitness recommendations on Wednesday at the Alpena Senior Citizens Center 501 River Street.

The senior center has partnered with MyMichigan Health’s Neighborhood Education Division and other nearby specialists and educators to present a Senior Wellness and Fitness Fair from 11:30 a.m. to three p.m. on Wednesday, which is National Senior Wellness and Fitness Day.

The senior center is hosting the system for the initially time this year.

“I’ve normally wanted to do it in the previous, so this year, we’re performing it,” mentioned BJ Sander, Alpena Senior Citizens Center system manager.

Sander heads up senior physical exercise at ten a.m. each Monday, Wednesday, and Friday morning, and she mentioned numerous seniors have noticed wonderful outcomes from participating in that class.

She added that standard physical exercise can strengthen balance, all round physical wellness, mental wellness, and the group classes supply a social chance.

“This is a way of providing back to them for getting committed to their wellness,” Sander mentioned of her physical exercise class participants.

The totally free occasion is open to any interested seniors.

Vendor booths will be presented by Alcona Wellness Center, Alpena Fire Division, Catholic Human Solutions, Healogics, Kindred, Michigan Division of Wellness and Human Solutions, Michigan State University Extension, MyMichigan Wellness, Northeast Michigan Neighborhood Service Agency, Thunder Bay Fyzical Therapy, Thunder Bay Transportation, and the U.S. Division of Agriculture.

Presentations contain Nutrition at 12:30 p.m., Stopping Heat-Connected Illness at 12:45 p.m., Spiritual Care and Loneliness at 1 p.m., Osteoporosis and Eating plan at 1:15 p.m., Osteoporosis and Remedy Possibilities at 1:30 p.m., Inpatient Rehabilitation Solutions at 1:45 p.m., Fall Threat Prevention at two p.m., Senior Applications at two:15 p.m., and Overview of Physical Therapy at two:30 p.m.

Contact the senior center at 989-356-3585 if you have queries.

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