Favorite

St. Joseph’s Senior Center hosts Healthy Fitness Day 

Press Release

St. Joseph's Mercy Health Center

St. Joseph’s Hot Springs Senior Center hosts Healthy Fitness Day

HOT SPRINGS, Ark. – In celebration of Older Americans Month and National Health & Fitness Day, St. Joseph’s Mercy Health Center hosted Healthy Fitness Day on May 26 at the Hot Springs Senior Center.

A flag presentation by the Hot Springs Veterans Association Honor Guard officially kicked off the day-long, multi-faceted event. Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Chaplain Ralph Fares led the prayer for the official flag ceremony, which followed the viewing of a military service member photo display. The photos were of local service men and women from all branches of the U.S. Military and included all wars – both historical and current.

An American themed lunch of hot dogs, baked beans, apple cobbler and potato chips was followed by a drawing for door prizes, a trick performance by Sugar Mae the patriotically-dressed pink poodle and videos on chair and line dancing. The rest of the afternoon was occupied by the following activities in the Center’s dining room: music, dancing, ping pong, computer games of skill, puzzling and a game of toss called baggo.

“Older Americans Month is a time to celebrate the contributions of older citizens to their communities,” said Donna Bates, Mercy Senior Care Programs Coordinator. “We value and appreciate all they have done for us and Healthy Fitness Day was one more opportunity for us to spend time with them. The house was full and we had a blast enjoying all the activities that were designed to promote health and well-being.”

Favorite

Speaking of Medical News

Comments

Subscribe to this thread:

Add a comment

More by Crystal Wallis

Latest in Medical Community

  • UAMS earns 10-year reaccreditation

    The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently learned that it has been reaccredited another 10 years by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.
    • Oct 16, 2007
  • UAMS performs 7,000th stem-cell transplant

    The internationally known treatment program for multiple myeloma at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) reached another milestone today (Oct. 10) as Jeffrey Zwerin of California received the 7,000th stem-cell transplant procedure perfor
    • Oct 10, 2007
  • Richard Morrison receives endowed chair

    Richard P. Morrison, M.D., today became the inaugural recipient of the Chair in Sciences Basic to Medicine at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS).
    • Oct 9, 2007
  • More »

Most Viewed

  • Federal lawsuit challenges Arkansas Works

    AG Rutledge sued and more.
  • The saga of Rusty Cranford

    The man in the middle of Arkansas's vast public corruption scandal.
  • Back to school

    Greetings students, parents and assembled faculty! It's that time again. Time to peel off the cockleburs and brush the dandelion floaties out of your hair, time to say your goodbyes to the kind folks at the Cajun Sno trailer for another year, pick off the last of the summer ticks and reacquaint yourself with shoes.
  • Detention!

Most Recent Comments

  • Re: Big secrets

    • This is a great article. I have tried different software and apps for monitoring people,…

    • on August 15, 2018
  • Re: Who's afraid of Barry Seal?

    • This is a great article. I have tried different software and apps for monitoring people,…

    • on August 15, 2018
  • Re: The Arkansas Works Challenge

    • The refugee family got her money!

    • on August 14, 2018
 

© 2018 Arkansas Times | 201 East Markham, Suite 200, Little Rock, AR 72201
Powered by Foundation