Hingham, MA --- Linden Ponds will join an estimated 1,000 local groups to celebrate the 21st Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day (NSHFD) today, May 28th, 2014. Linden Ponds held a group walk every day consisting of 1.2 miles to finish the month long 26.2 walking marathon event today.
The walking marathon began on April 22. Residents and staff who participated were encouraged to commit to walking one mile each day. Today, the final group will walk around the Linden Ponds campus, begins at 1:00 pm. The walk will start at the Oakleaf Clubhouse and wind its way around the grounds to the Derby Clubhouse where the group will meet to celebrate this accomplishment.
"Our Walking Marathon is a wonderful opportunity for seniors to make, renew, and revitalize their commitment to live healthier lives through better health and fitness," said Barbara Leary, Fitness Specialist at Linden Ponds.
Linden Ponds residents and staff will join with an estimated 100,000 seniors today across the country expected to help promote active, healthy lifestyles through physical fitness, good nutrition and preventive care.
About National Senior Health & Fitness Day®
National Senior Health & Fitness Day is always held on the last Wednesday in May in support of Older Americans Month and National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. The program, the largest of its kind, is organized by the Mature Market Resource Center, a national clearinghouse for professionals who work with older adults. For more information about National Senior Health & Fitness Day, visit www.fitnessday.com.
About Linden Ponds
Linden Ponds is one of 17 continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living. Linden Ponds is situated on a scenic 108-acre campus in Hingham, Massachusetts. The vibrant campus opened in October 2004, and is home to 1,200 people who are enjoying life to the fullest.