Staying healthy is important at any age. Eating nutritious foods, exercising regularly, and getting regular medical check-ups is important. For seniors, both prevention and early detection are the best defense against illness and disease because ones health can change in an instant if you are not proactivly caring for yourself. The students from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield know the importance of healthy living and held a health fair for the residents of The Watermark at 3030 Park. All of the students are either exercise science or pre-physical therapy majors and have been volunteering at The Watermark’s fitness center throughout the semester. Residents tried out various exercises and learned what health and wellness options are available to them in the Bridgeport area.
The following article is featured on bridgeport.dailyvoice.com, posted on Friday, May 1st, 2015, by Author Skip Pearlman. To view the original article published, please click here.
Seniors Helping Seniors: SHU Students Host Health Fair In Bridgeport
by Skip Pearlman
College seniors helped actual seniors as students from Sacred Heart University in Fairfield hosted a free public health fair for residents and guests of The Watermark in Bridgeport.
Residents turned out for Friday’s special event, as the college students manned several stations where seniors were able to try out various exercises that have important real-life applications for health and fitness, such as strength and stability, hand grip, walking and blood pressure.
All of the students are either exercise science or pre-physical therapy majors and have been volunteering at The Watermark’s fitness center throughout the semester. The health fair is part of their end of the year project to demonstrate what they have learned, and to share it with the broader community.
Seniors and their families also had an opportunity to learn more about health and wellness options available to them in the Bridgeport area.