CHIEF LOGAN STATE PARK — In honor of Older Americans Month and Arthritis Awareness Month, PRIDE Community Services is inviting Senior Citizens, their families, friends and caregivers to come and participate at their 2nd National Senior Health and Fitness Day event. The event will be held at Chief Logan State Park, shelter 6 (2nd shelter on the left hand fork) from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Wednesday, May 30.
The goals of Senior Day is to make exercise fun, to increase awareness of the benefits of a regular exercise program for older adults, and to encourage all older adults to take advantage of the many health and fitness programs offered in their communities.
There will be people from local agencies to answer and assist you with your questions. Some participating hosts include the Dept. of Health and Human Services, Dignity Hospice, Air Evac, Girling Home Health, West Virginia State Police, All Med, LEASEA-EMS, West Virginia Breast & Cervical Cancer Screening Program, Hill Chiropractic, Vision Center, Fire Departments, Family Discount Pharmacy, and PRIDE Community Services Personal Care Programs, Nutrition Programs, Child & Adult Care Food Program, and Weatherization Program.
Several new programs to PRIDE will have also have representatives available — the Residential Energy Assistance Program which provides energy efficiency, home repair and contracting services on a sliding fee basis and the Single Family Housing Program, an Affordable Housing Program for medium income families living at 80 percent or below income level. Families wishing to purchase and own a new home are encouraged to attend.
All hosts are providing free give-a-ways and lots of informative information.
For more information or if your agency would like to participate, call the offices at 304-752-6868 and ask for Melissa Statler, Kathy Ooten or Vicky Browning.