Published: 04/12/2017

National Senior Health and Fitness Day Being Held Wednesday, May 31, 2017

National Senior Health and Fitness Day will be held from 7-11:30 am on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at the Country Cupboard Restaurant located at 101 Hafer Road in Lewisburg. Hosting the event is Evangelical Community Hospital, which has generously been sponsored by PPL Electric Utilities as the event sponsor and The Centurion Group as the event supporter.

This 24th annual event is the largest of its kind held for older adults. It is designed to provide an overview of resources available in the local community to keep older Americans healthy and fit. At the event will be representatives from many of the local organizations who offer a variety of services to older adults.

The morning will be filled with health-related activities consisting of three breakout sessions offered by Evangelical staff and local community members. Participants will have the opportunity to choose two sessions which will include a nutritional presentation on healthy eating for one or two, an interactive chair yoga fitness session, and a discussion on medication interactions and safety.

The event also features keynote speaker, Nichole Weber, Director of Patient Experience at Evangelical Community Hospital. Her session called “Be Part of Your Patient Experience,” will address the role patient experience plays in today’s healthcare landscape. She will focus even more keenly on how patients can be an effective partner with their healthcare providers through communication, understanding, advocacy, and asking the right questions for the best outcomes.

Registration for this event is required, please contact Evangelical Community Health and Wellness at 570-768-3200.

Evangelical is a non-profit organization that employs over 1,600 individuals and has more than 170 employed and non-employed physicians on staff. The Hospital is licensed to accommodate 132 overnight patients, 12 acute rehab patients, and 18 bassinets. The Hospital serves residents throughout the Central Susquehanna Valley, including those living in Snyder, Union, Northumberland, and Lycoming counties.