National Senior Health & Fitness Day

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

For immediate release: May 16, 2017 


For more information, please contact

Mary Garboden


Ypsilanti District Library Celebrates National Senior Health & Fitness Day®

National Event to Promotes Healthy Lifestyles for Older Adults

Ypsilanti, MI — The Ypsilanti District Library (YDL) will join an estimated 1,000 local groups to celebrate the 24th Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day (NSHFD) on Wednesday, May 31, 2017. As an official host site, YDL will hold a day-long event with workshops, fitness classes, and local resource information at 5577 Whittaker Road.

YDL will join with an estimated 100,000 older adults across the country expected to help promote active, healthy lifestyles through physical fitness, good nutrition and preventive care. According to Mary Garboden, Head of Outreach Services at YDL, “Our celebration of Senior Health & Fitness Day is a wonderful opportunity for older adults to find community and to make, renew, and revitalize their commitment to live healthier lives.”

The event runs from 10am-3pm and includes hourly workshops and fitness classes on topics such as menopause, physical therapy, general fitness, and Zumba Gold. Local organizations including National Kidney Foundation of Michigan, Catholic Social Services, Area Agency on Aging 1-B, and Housing Bureau for Seniors will be in the lobby to answer questions.

For more information, please contact Mary Garboden, 734-879-1316,


About National Senior Health & Fitness Day®

National Senior Health & Fitness Day is always held on the last Wednesday in May in support of Older Americans Month and National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. The program, the largest of its kind, is organized by the Mature Market Resource Center, a national clearinghouse for professionals who work with older adults. For more information about National Senior Health & Fitness Day, visit

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