Elderly Can Enjoy Swimming For Better Health

The Oasis Bluesky Pool at GMC Place in Kitengela is a must experience for many families. The young in particular live in the heated pool literally, while the little ones reign in the joy of splosh splash in their own pool. But rarely do we see the elderly which is sad because the pool holds so many benefits for this age group. Yes, and we also miss you at GMC Place in Kitengela.

Today is the NATIONAL SENIOR HEALTH & FITNESS DAY. At GMC Place in Kitengela, we encourage you to put on your sneakers for National Senior Health & Fitness Day. On the last Wednesday in May each year, approximately 100,000 senior adults will participate in activities across the United States for this national observance.

Many organizations offer special events especially for seniors Banks, Health Clubs, Area Agencies on Aging, Houses of Worship, Hospitals, Malls/Shopping Centers, Park & Recreation Departments, Retirement Committees, Senior Centers , State/Local/Aging Departments.

Did you know that Seniors benefit in numerous ways from physical activity. Exercises can be done at home, a community pool or a local center. And seniors aren’t limited to just one type of exercise either. There are many to choose from. And many activities can be modified to fit any limitations. Yoga, walking and swimming are all low impact routines that offer a range of benefits late in life and for all abilities. Some of the benefits include:

  • Reduce fall risk and increase the ability to live independently
  • Maintain strength, healthy joints and muscles
  • Helps reduce or control blood pressure
  • Reduce the risk of colon cancer and diabetes
  • Ease symptoms of anxiety
  • Offer community and companionship when done in groups
  • Reduces and prevents arthritis joint swelling and pain

So why not come over to GMC Place in Kitengela today.

Tel: +254 701 560560
Email: info@funplace.co.ke


Cathrine Khasoa is the Lead for Corporate Affairs at Optiven Group. She loves nature, healthy living and landscaping.