ALBANY, GA (WALB) - Some of Albany's seniors took advantage of the beautiful day by kicking off a new initiative from the Southwest Georgia Council on Aging.
It's called "Live Healthy Georgia... Seniors Taking Charge." It included a walk and plenty of information.
For the last three years, the Council on Aging has held health fairs. This year, 60 seniors were encouraged to walk a half mile or mile along Riverfront Park.
"Sometimes you've got to motivate them to get out, others are ready to come out. It's a time of socialization as well so they enjoyed the activities," says COA Wellness Coordinator Jamie Harper.
Seniors were also treated to a self-defense demonstration, blood pressure screenings, and mini-massages.
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