Every day is ‘senior health and fitness day’ for South Hadley retirement community

Every day is ‘senior health and fitness day’ for South Hadley retirement community


SYDNEY SNOW, 22NEWS CIARA: TODAY IS “NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY. 22NEWS REPORTER SY BECKER FOUND OUT HOW ONE WESTERN MASSACHUSETTS RETIREMENT COMMUNITY ACTIVELY OBSERVED THE OCCASION… A BRISK HALF MILE WALK IS PART OF THE DAILY REGIMEN AT LOOMIS VILLAGE IN SOUTH HADLEY. RESIDENTS OF THIS “RETIREMENT COMMUNITY” TOLD 22NEWS, THE IS IS AN IMPORTANT PART OF THEIR ROUTINE, NOT JUST TO RECOGNIZE NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH AND FITNESS DAY… RANDY: I DO IT DAILY EITHER WALKING HERE OR SWIMMIMGH, WE HAVE A NICVE POOL, I SWIM ABOUT FIVE DAYS A WEEK, BEING ACTIVE IS CRITICAL IN MY LIFE LINDA: VERY IMPORTANT, ALSO IMPORTANT TO MY DOG, I WALK ABOUT TWO MILES A DAY, AND I SWIM TWO TIMES A WEEK.. SY BECKER: JUST ANOTHER DAY OF HER SENIORS STAYING ACTIVE AND ENGAGED ACCORDING TO LOOMIS VILLAGE EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR MAUREEN O’TOOLE. LUCILLE BREEN WILL BE 97 ON HER NEXT BIRTHDAY. TO HER, REMAINING ACTIVE IS AS MUCH MENTAL AS IT IS PHYSICAL… LUCILLE: IT’S ALL ABOUT ATTITUDE, THE MAGIC IS IN THE MOMENT, YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT THEY NEXT MOMENT WILL BRING, IT’S A MAGIC MOMENT THAT I’M TALKING WITH YOU.. SY BECKER : COMBINING THE MENTAL AND THE PHYSICAL ACTIVITY ALONG WITH HEALTHY EATING, MAUREEN O’TOOLE OF LOOMIS VILLAGE NOTED THAT PEOPLE ARE REACHING THEIR 100TH BIRTHDAY WITH GREATER FREQUENCY THAN EVER BEFORE IN OUR HISTORY.. AT LOOMIS VILLAGE IN SOUTH HADLEY SY BECKER, 22NEWS

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