Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education to Celebrate Older Americans Month May 31

By Ben Boulden

With the national theme “Engage at Every Age,” the event will include activities that emphasize the importance of being active and engaged no matter a person’s age. The six 15-minute sessions are: tai chi, yoga, Healthy Eating as We Age, a seated exercise for the brain and body called “Ageless Grace,” Drums Alive, and bean bag toss.

A free picnic lunch will be provided. Schmieding Center staff also will highlight resources available through the Aging Resource Center and the Family Caregiver Support Services.

For more information, call 479-750-1989 or email

Older Americans Month is celebrated each May, led by the Administration on Aging, part of the Administration for Community Living created by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

The Schmieding Center for Senior Health and Education is a program of the UAMS Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging.

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