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Never Too Old to Play

The following was submitted by the North Andover Senior Center.

"Never Too Old to Pla" is this year’s theme for Older American Month 2012. 

Here at the we continue to recognize and celebrate the value the older adult brings to our community. Their participation in social, creative and physical activities offered at the Senior Center has proven health benefits, including retaining mobility, muscle mass, and cognitive abilities.

The spotlight is on the role the older adults play in sharing their experiences, wisdom, understanding and passing that knowledge to other generations in a variety of significant ways.  Studies show the older adults  who interact with families, friends, and neighbors across generations enrich the lives of everyone involved.

Family members who had a significant relationship with a grandparent or an elder noted that these relationships helped them to shape their values and life choices and also gave them a sense of identity and roots.

Please stop by the North Andover Senior Center and see our kite fly exhibit?  Remember you are never too old TO PLAY.  Kites on loan from Zolton Szabo from all over the world.

Here are some of the special events that will be happening during Older American Month.

Join us on Wednesday, May 16, at 5 p.m. for a presentation of the 2012 National Award of Excellence. This award was given by the National Institute of Senior Centers for recognition for work done by the North Andover Senior Center and the Merrimack Valley Memory Support Coalition in creating a support group for Early Stage Alzheimers’ and their care partner.

FREE PASS: Stop by the Senior Center and receive one free fitness pass for the class of your choice. Joy of Exercise, Strength Training, Tai Chi, Zumba Gold, Zumba, Zumba Fitness, Yoga.

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