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article imageToronto's Harbourfront Community Centre hosts senior health fair Special

By KJ Mullins     Jun 15, 2010 in Lifestyle
The fair had workshops in areas like memory, fitness and preventing falls. After a luncheon with healthy food choices the staff presented entertainment in the form of poetry readings by seniors in the community and jazz music.
Wellness and fitness are vital for today's seniors. As the population ages, seniors' health is a key concern. Today Toronto's Harbourfront Community Centre hosted a seniors health and wellness fair.
The fair had workshops in areas like memory, fitness and preventing falls. After a luncheon with healthy food choices, the staff presented entertainment in the form of poetry readings by seniors in the community, as well as jazz music.
While taking part in the luncheon, I was able to discuss the event with various members. A woman named Marilyn told me she was thankful for the information she received and for learning a few new things during workshops. "It's good to know that I am going on the right course," she said.
Hazel is another senior who enjoyed the event. While she may not see as well as she once did, Hazel is very active. Having a community centre close to her home helps keep her fit.
"You have to stay active," she said. "I walk everywhere, from Shoppers to the local store."
The seniors who took part in today's event are all active in their community; some volunteer while others take part in fitness programs.
In Ontario, community centres offer free fitness courses for those over the age of 60.
The Harbourfront Community Centre is very active with the seniors in the area. They host monthly brunches, computer help sessions, weekly afternoon teas, a gardening program at Fort York and many fitness programs.
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