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Posted on: May 9, 2019

Connect, Create, Contribute: M-NCPPC, Dept. of Parks and Recreation Celebrates Older Americans Month

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – May 9, 2019

MEDIA CONTACT: KIRA CALM LEWIS 301-446-3327 - or - Kira.CalmLewis@pgparks.com 
                                    IYANA MOORE 301-446-3313 - or – Iyana.Moore@pgparks.com 

 Connect, Create, Contribute:
M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation Celebrates Older Americans Month 

Riverdale, MD – Every May, communities across the nation observe ‘Older Americans Month’ by focusing on programs designed to meet their particular needs, interests, and concerns. The 2019 theme, Connect, Create, Contribute, encourages older adults and their communities to:

  • Connect with friends, family, and services that support participation.
  • Create by engaging in activities that promote learning, health, and personal enrichment.
  • Contribute time, talent, and life experience to benefit others.

By engaging and supporting all community members, the Department of Parks and Recreation recognizes that older adults play a key role in the vitality of our neighborhoods, networks, and lives. In celebration of ‘Older Americans Month,’ join us for the upcoming events that promote health and wellness for our 60 and better crowd!

WHAT: Senior Health & Fitness Day

WHEN: Wednesday, May 22, from 8AM - 1PM

WHERE: Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex, 8001 Sheriff Road, Landover, MD 20785

COST: FREE

This event features a variety of fitness activities, including aerobics, swimming, strength training, line dancing, Tai Chi, and Zumba Gold. Wellness activities available include:

  • Bingo
  • Craft Activity
  • Massage Chairs
  • Healthy Cooking Demos
  • Fitness Walking
  • Health Screenings
  • Health and Wellness vendors providing senior resource information
  • Prescription Drug Take Back program
  • Donate old eyeglasses program

Stay active! Be healthy! Don't miss out on your chance to learn and live a healthy lifestyle!

WHAT: Brain Health Fair

WHEN: Saturday, May 25, from 10AM - 2PM

WHERE: Bowie Community Center, 3209 Stonybrook Drive, Bowie, MD 20715

COST: FREE

AUDIENCE: Families with Aging Adults

Learn from Mental Health experts and discover ways to keep your mind sharp and body healthy. Enjoy fitness demonstrations, brain health workshops, and receive tools combat to mental aging.

Being a senior in Prince George's County is better than ever! The Department of Parks and Recreation, Senior Services are an innovative body designed to help meet the needs, wants and aspirations of seniors 60 & better as they age in place here in the County. With so many activities to choose from, you'll be sure to find an activity to your liking. For more information on senior activities, services, and signature events, click here.

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