According to the U.S. Census, an estimated 12 percent of Macomb County’s population is above the age of 65. While the “golden years” can be a wonderful time for retirees who are able to travel, spend quality time with grandchildren or pursue lifelong hobbies and interests, the aging process can also bring on new health and wellness challenges.
Macomb Community Action’s Office of Senior Services provides resources to help navigate the change.
They also recognize that the aging process has an impact on the next generation, especially when health and well-being challenges set in.
That is why the 28th annual Senior Fun Festival set for Friday, June 30 has been designed to benefit older adults and those who serve in the role of caring for them.
The festival will feature more than 100 local businesses and organizations that provide support and services to older adults and their caregivers, including a variety of home care businesses, health care systems and local nonprofits. Confirmed exhibitors include Father Murray Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, Michigan Complete Health, Wellbridge of Romeo, and Wilfinger Health and Life, just to name a few.
Free, on-site health screenings for seniors and their caregivers will also be available including glucose testing, blood pressure readings and balance checks. They can also use this as a respite opportunity to play bingo, take an instructor-led painting class or visit the Detroit Institute of Arts Away exhibit – all good for relaxing and relieving a little stress.
There will also be a variety of fitness demonstrations throughout the day. Some of the featured activities include: chair yoga, Zumba Gold, Association of Chinese-Americans Line Dancers and Arthur Murray Dance Studio demonstrations.
The Senior Fun Festival will be held from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. June 30 at the Gibraltar Trade Center, 237 N. River Road in Mount Clemens. There is no cost to attend and parking is free. For more information, visit mca.macombgov.org or contact the Macomb Community Action’s Office of Senior Services at (586) 469-5228.
Roneeka Pleasant-Brown is the public relations manager for Macomb Community Action.