Jul 12

Seniors can have fun at free event at Clinton Senior Center

Date: July 12, 2016 | Category: News, Uncategorized

CLINTON – Care Connection for Aging Services invites all seniors to Clinton Senior Center on Friday, July 15, for a free “Fit & Fun” event.
The event will be from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. at the senior center, 970 E. Sedalia. In addition to hands-on games and prizes, Care Connection, an area agency on aging, will provide people with practical information about the preventive benefits that Medicare covers. Most events will take place indoors.
Games and activities include tai chi demonstrations, beach ball basketball, hula hoops, a scarf toss, Bingo, coloring for adults, refreshments, and healthy snacking demonstrations. Game winners will receive prizes, and drawings will take place for prize baskets.
“We want to get Henry County’s seniors up, moving, and healthy. We want them to see some easy, hands-on activities they can use to stay active and prevent common diseases and conditions,” said Rona McNally, Care Connection Director of Special Projects. “Just as important will be a reminder about all the Medicare-covered preventive services – from screenings for diabetes and heart disease to mammograms and colonoscopies.”
The event, which is free and open to the public, is presented in partnership with CLAIM, Missouri’s State Health Insurance Assistance Program. It is supported with financial assistance in whole or in part through a grant from the Administration for Community Living and administered by the Missouri Department of Insurance.
Care Connection for Aging Services, a non-profit area agency on aging serving West Central Missouri, operates 22 senior centers in 13 counties – including Henry. Its mission is to provide resources and services that empower people to create healthy aging experiences. For more information, call 1-800-748-7826 or email us at information@goaging.org.