ELIZABETH, NJ - The Gateway Family YMCA will join an estimated 1,000 local groups to celebrate the 23rd Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day (NSHFD) on May 25th, 2016. As an official host site, the Y will hold information sessions and community classes on the 25th centered on the theme “Improve your health for a better self”.

On this day, The Gateway Family YMCA will join with an estimated 100,000 seniors across the country expected to help promote active, healthy lifestyles through physical fitness, good nutrition and preventive care. According to Krystal R. Canady, CEO, “Our National Senior Health & Fitness Day event is the perfect opportunity for seniors to make, renew, and revitalize their commitment to live healthier lives through better health and fitness.”

National Senior Health and Fitness Day at The Gateway Family YMCA takes place on May 25th  at the Elizabeth Branch - 135 Madison Avenue, Elizabeth, Five Points Branch - 201 Tucker Avenue, Union,  Rahway Branch - 1564 Irving Street, Rahway, and Wellness Center Branch - 1000 Galloping Hill Road, Union.

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National Senior Health & Fitness Day is held on the last Wednesday in May in support of Older Americans Month and National Physical Fitness and Sports Month. The program, the largest of its kind, is organized by the Mature Market Resource Center, a national clearinghouse for professionals who work with older adults.

The Gateway Family YMCA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, health and community service organization of caring staff and volunteers dedicated to strengthening the foundations of community and stands For Youth Development, For Healthy Living and For Social Responsibility.  The Gateway Family YMCA impacts the community by providing quality services to people of all ages, races, faith or incomes.  For more information on The Gateway Family YMCA visit www.tgfymca.org.