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PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY SENIORS

Healthy and Active 2015

THE MARYLAND-NATIONAL CAPITAL PARK AND PLANNING COMMISSION, DEPARTMENT OF PARKS AND RECREATION, PRINCE GEORGE’S COUNTY


HEALTHY AGING:

7 Dimensions of Wellness M-NCPPC, Department of Parks and Recreation incorporates the 7 dimensions of wellness as a framework for senior programs by providing rich environments for living and aging well in Prince George’s County. Programs and services are designed to help meet the needs, wants and aspirations of seniors 60 & better as they age in place here in the County. Recognizing the diverse aging populations, we challenge ageism, celebrate the wisdom and experience of age, and provide opportunities to engage in meaningful activities, which enhance one’s personal well-being through the seven dimensions of wellness: social, emotional, physical, environmental, intellectual, vocational and spiritual.

Look at each month to incorporate the 7 dimensions of wellness into your life! www.pgparks.com


Join thousands of Prince George’s County Seniors 60 & better

Get your FREE M-NCPPC Senior ID! The M-NCPPC Senior ID is your senior super pass to the Department of Parks and Recreation in Prince George’s County. It provides FREE access to: n

More than 40 Community Centers and their fitness rooms

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6 Senior Activity Centers and their fitness rooms

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Senior Clubs at community centers

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The fitness room, indoor track and pool at Prince George’s Sports & Learning Complex on Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays, 8 am–12 noon

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A weekly e-newsletter highlighting upcoming Department of Parks and Recreation programs and events To get your FREE M-NCPPC Senior ID, bring proof of age and residency to any M-NCPPC staffed recreation facility in Prince George’s County during operating hours! It is that simple! GE

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For more information, call the Park and Planning Help Desk at 301-699-2255; TTY 301-699-2544.

www.pgparks.com


January: Take Charge of Your Health and Wellness!

Physical dimension of wellness: Make a resolution to be healthy in 2015! Choose physical activity, enjoy healthy foods, and get a good night’s sleep.


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Seniors on Stage Auditions

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Seniors on Stage Auditions

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Martin Luther King, Jr. Holiday

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February: Be Heart Healthy!

Physical dimension of wellness: February is heart health month. Be sure to make appointments for check-ups

and follow medical recommendations. Blood pressure screenings are offered at M-NCPPC senior activity centers on a regular basis.


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Black History in Motion Program

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March: Spiritual Wellness!

Spiritual dimension of wellness: Living with a meaning and purpose in life is a key to a feeling of wellbeing and connection to the larger world. Mindful exercise (yoga, tai chi) and experiencing nature can create an opportunity for spiritual growth.


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Daylight Savings Time Begins

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April: Share Your Talents! Vocational dimension of wellness: Leisure-time vocations in the arts and through hobbies maintain vocational skills.


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Good Friday Passover

April Fool’s Day

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Thursday

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Easter

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Earth Day

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May: Health and Wellness— The Key to Happiness!

All 7 dimensions of wellness: Plan to attend Senior Health & Fitness Day and take advantage of free health screenings. Gather resource information from more than 50 exhibitors. Join in a variety of fitness activities including aquatic exercise, line dancing, Tai Chi, Zumba Gold, chair aerobics and more.


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Saturday

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Centenarian Celebration

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Mother’s Day

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Senior Health & Fitness Day

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Physical dimension of wellness: Walking is one of the very best exercises for you! It helps maintain weight, strengthens bones, lifts your mood, improves your balance and coordination, and helps prevent or manage various conditions— including heart disease, high blood pressure and type 2 diabetes. Join Club 300, a free senior walking program and enjoy the benefits of walking!

June: Walking for Wellness!


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Flag Day

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Father’s Day First Day of Summer

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July: Let’s Dance!

Social dimension of wellness: Come out and take part in the senior dance party and enjoy the company of other seniors as we take it to the dance floor! Social interactions with family, friends, neighbors and peer groups can be valuable for maintaining health.


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Senior Dance Party

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August: Taking it Outdoors!

Environmental dimension of wellness: Take a walk, enjoy an outdoor concert, explore community parks, garden, and appreciate the natural environment. Surrounded by natural and man-made environments, good stewardship means respecting resources by choosing “green� processes that re-use and recycle goods.


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All 7 dimensions of wellness: Active Aging Week offers over 30 free activities for seniors throughout the county encouraging seniors 60 & better to live and age well by participating in community activities that incorporate the 7 dimensions of wellness: physical, social, emotional, intellectual, spiritual, vocational, and environmental. Take the Active Aging Week challenge and try a new activity.

September: Be Adventurous!


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Rosh Hashanah Grandparents Day

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Yom Kippur

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Active Aging Week

Active Aging Week


October: Keep Mentally Sharp! Intellectual dimension of wellness: Engaging in creative pursuits and intellectually stimulating activities is a proven approach to keeping minds alert. Learn something new, take college courses, journal, paint, and challenge yourself with games and puzzles.


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Columbus Day

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Senior Line Dance Show

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Halloween


November: Get Connected!

Emotional dimension of wellness: Get involved in activities at your senior activity center, community center, church or neighborhood to avoid the holiday blues.


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Veteran’s Day

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Thanksgiving

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December: Pay it forward! Vocational dimension of wellness: Use your talents and time to do something kind for someone to brighten their holiday season. Pay it forward by donating a gift for a homebound senior at the annual senior holiday concert, sending a holiday card to one of our military troops, replenishing food supplies at a local food bank, singing a song to brighten someone’s day—the list is endless.


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Hanukkah Begins

Senior Holiday Concert

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First Day of Winter

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Christmas Day

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Kwanzaa Begins


Senior Activity Centers Camp Springs Senior Activity Center

6420 Allentown Road, Camp Springs, MD 20748 301-449-0490; TTY 301-446-3402 Hours: Monday–Friday: 9 am–4:30 pm

Evelyn Cole Senior Activity Center

5720 Addison Road, Seat Pleasant, MD 20743 301-386-5525; TTY 301-446-3402 Hours: Monday–Friday: 10 am–2 pm

Gwendolyn Britt Senior Activity Center

4009 Wallace Road, North Brentwood, MD 20722 301-699-1238; TTY 301-446-3402 Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 am–3:30 pm

John E. Howard Senior Activity Center

4400 Shell Street, Capitol Heights, MD 20743 301-735-2400; TTY 301-446-3402 Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 am–3:30 pm

Langley Park Senior Activity Center

1500 Merrimac Drive, Hyattsville, MD 20783 301-408-4343; TTY 301-446-3402 Hours: Monday–Friday, 9 am–3:30 pm

Laurel-Beltsville Senior Activity Center

7120 Contee Road, Laurel, MD 20707 301-206-3350; TTY 301-446-3402 Hours: Monday–Thursday, 8 am–9 pm; Friday, 8 am–5 pm; Saturday, 8 am–2 pm Room rentals available on Friday & Saturday evenings, and Sundays.

The Department of Parks and Recreation encourages and supports the participation of individuals with disabilities. Register at least a minimum of two weeks in advance of the program start date to request and receive a disability accommodation. PPC-PR-PAMD 12/14

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