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Georgia seniors 'Take Charge'

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By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

September 25, 2008

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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