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Enjoy day of health, fitness May 25

SUBMITTED PHOTO:  - Seniors can take a fitness test to see how they stack up against peers in terms of flexibility, strength and agility May 25 at the LOACC.

Work that waist line. Touch those toes. These sayings give me flashbacks to actress and exercise guru Jane Fonda trying to get me to “feel the burn” and work up a sweat in my living room.

For decades now Americans have been trying to get healthier and everyone from Billy Blanks to Richard Simmons have worked to inspire us. And with each passing year science provides new insight on what is best for our body or a method that will motivate us.

Kelliegh Bradley, LO Parks & Recreation supervisor, has put together a wonderful, luau-themed National Senior Health and Fitness Day from 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 25, to share new health trends and ways to motivate ourselves. We will be offering fitness demonstrations and “try it out for free” sample class workouts. There will be vendors such as Outdoors Hikes and Rambles, New Seasons, The Stafford and a representative of ACC’s human services along with many more service providers.

We are offering fitness testing for a nationally recognized standard of fitness for seniors. The test evaluates agility, strength and flexibility and compares your scores with the average for seniors your age across the country.

Sara Schrader and her kitchen crew are whipping up a delicious Hawaiian-themed lunch with Kahlua pork, Hawaiian pasta salad, Hawaiian rolls, and Hawaiian cake, served by City Slickers.

But wait there’s more: We have giveaways including the grand prize (drum roll) of a Fit Bit. Everyone earns raffle tickets by attending Senior Health and Fitness Day, coming to lunch, visiting vendors or watching the fitness demos so you could have many chances to win. A Fit Bit is a great newer technology that tracks your healthy habits and helps to keep you motivated.

Everyone is welcome to attend the event and lunch, which will be served at noon. If you plan to stay for lunch, reserve a spot by calling the ACC. The event is free, lunch is $5 for those younger than 60 and a suggested donation of $4 for people 60 and older.

This week’s lunch menu features Cuban pork sandwich on Friday, May 20; Cajun bourbon chicken on Monday, May 23; and the Senior Fitness Day Luau of Kahlua pork on Wednesday, May 25.

The LOACC is located at 505 G Ave., Lake Oswego, 97034. A list of activities and support groups can be found on our website, loacc.info, under the Calendar banner. Click on “View the Adult Community Center Calendar” and then the activity for more details. Call 503-635-3758 to register for classes, events, make lunch reservations or schedule a massage.

Maria Bigelow works in administrative support at the Lake Oswego Adult Community Center.

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