Sunday Seniors on the Move: Weekly round-up of active seniors around the world.

It’s interesting to see what it takes to bring life to a senior citizens center. For these folks in Daleville, Alabama, it was a treadmill and a stationary bike. What can you do to bring life to your local center?

The Southeast Sun, Enterprise, Alabama

From walking on a treadmill to “cutting the rug” on the dance floor, senior citizens really know how to have a good time. In Albany, Georgia, seniors are reliving their youthful years at the “Senior Prom”. And in Lufkin, Texas, they had the same idea, only this time it was meant to celebrate the anniversary of the opening of the senior center.

WALB News 10, Albany, Georgia

KTRE abc 9, Lufkin, Texas

Across the pond, seniors are taking up the sport of ping pong, as reported in this article from The Oxford Times. After a motivational viewing of the film, Ping Pong, senior citizens tried their hand with the paddle.

The Oxford Times, Oxford, England

Around the world, seniors are seeing and feeling the difference that exercise can make in their lives. Check out the next two links to round out this round-up.

Borneo Post Online, Borneo, Indonesia

The Indian Times, New Delhi, India

Sunday Seniors on the Move: A round-up of news about active senior citizens around the world.

We all need to take part in the events in and around our communities. Participating in these events, either by being a part of the organization, or by attending as a spectator, keeps us informed on what’s happening in our world.

Here are a few happenings around the globe where senior citizens have taken advantage of staying active:

NEW YORK: Poughkeepsie Journal, Senior News: Free tour days on the Walkways Offered

http://www.poughkeepsiejournal.com/article/20130609/LIFE10/306090039/Senior-News-Free-tour-days-on-the-Walkway-offered

UNITED KINGDOM: Todmorden News, Words Translate into Trips for Town’s Senior Citizens

http://www.todmordennews.co.uk/community/words-translate-into-trips-for-town-s-senior-citizens-1-5739823

INDIA: India Today, Delhi Government Plans more Recreational Centres for Senior Citizens

http://indiatoday.intoday.in/story/delhi-govt-plans-more-recreational-centres-for-senior-citizens/1/279256.html

LAS VEGAS: Las Vegas Sun, 10 Activities Senior Citizens Can Do This Summer in Las Vegas

http://www.lasvegassun.com/news/2013/jun/08/10-activities-senior-citizens-can-do-summer-las-ve/#axzz2VlhosbE3

What’s going on in your corner of the world? Let me know about which activities are most important to you. Please leave a comment.

Fitness Round-Up for the Young at Heart: News from around the globe on how senior citizens stay active.

  • “How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you was?” Satchel Paige (1906-1982)  This baseball legend continued his successful career well into his 60s.

You are more than a number!

http://www.sj-r.com/breaking/x514117391/New-exercise-area-geared-toward-seniors

http://www.lompocrecord.com/news/opinion/mailbag/active-senior-hitting-stride/article_66704acc-ca63-11e2-979d-0019bb2963f4.html

http://www.scnow.com/news/local/article_8a24ed50-ca41-11e2-8f21-001a4bcf6878.html

http://www.chicagotribune.com/news/local/suburbs/bolingbrook/ct-met-bolingbrook-video-gamesi-seniors-20130602,0,6370153.story

If you want to improve the service in your community, start by getting support from your city leaders; better yet, become part of the city leadership and promote health issues among seniors.