Theme Contest for the 2016 National Senior Health & Fitness Day

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January is the month of resolutions. And, according to this article from MarketWatch, the two most popular resolutions this year are “enjoying life to the fullest” and “living a healthier lifestyle.” Both of those can be achieved by staying active at every age, as centenarian Carolyn Heeter shows in this video.

An Assisted Living resident, Carolyn shared in the video, “I’d like to be as active as long as I can, and I’d like to help other people to do the same thing.” This motivated her to enter the National Senior Health & Fitness Day (NSHFD) theme contest. Carolyn’s entry—Keep Moving…You’ll Keep Improving!—became the theme for 2015’s event.

According to the NSHFD website, it is the nation’s largest annual health and fitness event for older adults.This year, it will be held on May 25th, when an estimated 100,000 older adults across America will participate in the 23rd annual event.

Do you have an idea for next year’s theme? Adults age 50 and older are eligible to submit an entry; the theme should be a short phrase or sentence that focuses attention on the importance and fun of regular physical activity for older adults. The winning entrant will receive a cash prize, and the winning theme will appear on National Senior Health & Fitness Day materials. You can submit as many entries as you want. Submit online or email Include your name, age, address and daytime phone number.

The deadline to submit is January 22, 2016. So get moving…we’d love to see another Assisted Living resident win this year!


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