Seniors need to stay on the move

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (WLFI) – National Senior Health and Fitness Day is Wednesday, May 28. But at Cumberland Pointe Health Campus, senior health and fitness is celebrated year-long.

Every Thursday, the facility holds a free Tai Chi and yoga class that’s open to the public.

Cumberland Pointe Community Service representative Aimee Jones and physical therapist Arlina Noble appeared on News 18 This Morning to discuss the class and benefits of exercise in advanced age.

“You need to keep active for at least 45 minutes, especially for our older citizens. There’s been a lot of good results in keeping daily physical activity, like prolonging life and enjoying the quality of life better,” said Noble.

Jones said the class is low-impact and chair-based so people of all ages and fitness levels can participate.

The class is held every Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. at Cumberland Pointe. It’s located at 1051 Cumberland Ave. in West Lafayette.

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