Serving Those Who Served:
Free Loyalty Days Veterans Lunch at the Newport 60+ Activity Center
As a special thank you to those who served our country, on Friday, May 4, 2018, at 12:00 noon, the Newport 60+ Activity Center will be offering a free lunch in the dining room for all veterans who wish to join us. This year’s menu will feature chicken fajitas.
Volunteers will be on hand to help out where needed, but mostly just to chat with vets! Everyone involved is excited and honored for the opportunity to be serving those who served, and are looking forward to meeting our local veterans.
Seating for this event is limited, so please RSVP to (541) 265-9617 by Tuesday, May 2nd, to reserve a spot. The 60+ Activity Center is located at 20 SE 2nd Street in Newport. Please visit our website: www.newportoregon.gov/sc for a complete listing of trips, events, and classes.
Newport is one of the communities that celebrates National Loyalty Day with parades and ceremonies.
NATIONAL LOYALTY DAY
National Loyalty Day is observed annually on May 5. This day is set aside for the reaffirmation of loyalty to the United States and for the recognition of the heritage of American freedom.
NATIONAL LOYALTY DAY HISTORY
First observed in 1921 as “Americanization Day”, this holiday was intended to counterbalance the celebration of Labor Day on May Day. On July 18, 1958 it was made on official holiday by the U.S. Congress (Public Law 85-529). President Dwight D. Eisenhower proclaimed May 1, 1959 the first official observance of Loyalty Day. This day has been recognized with an official proclamation every year, by every president, since its inception as a legal holiday in 1958.
BUT WAIT!! THERE’S MORE!!!!
60+ Activity Center Awarded National Healthy Aging in Parks Grant!
Walk With Ease is a free 6-week class. These evidence-based classes are designed to reduce pain, build confidence in being physically active, and to improve overall health. No matter what your age or fitness level, this program will help connect you with other community members who want to improve their health through a gentle walking program that helps them begin slowly at a comfortable level for them and gradually increase to continue on a lifetime path to improved health. If walking with a cane, walking sticks, or other stabilizing implements help you to keep your balance feel free to bring them to class. We want to partner with you and your health care practitioner to help you on the road to better health and quality of life. If you think you can’t you can!
Walking is one of the safest and most beneficial forms of exercise for most people with arthritis and other chronic health conditions. No matter if you have arthritis or not this class is for you. Walking is good for almost anyone! Walk With Ease is shown to reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis and increase balance, strength, and walking pace. Either done in a group or on your own, the program can build confidence in your ability to be physically active and improve overall health. Besides being inexpensive, convenient, and fun, walking has a lot of positive health benefits. Walking is safer and puts less stress on your body than most other forms of aerobic exercise – the kind that builds stamina and boosts cardiovascular fitness. Walking is an especially good exercise choice if you’re older or have been less active.
The classes will be held on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 3:30 – 4:30 pm beginning Monday, May 14, 2018 and the last session will be held Monday, June 25, 2018. Come let us help you develop your walking plan and encourage you to stick with it for a new healthier you!
For more information, or to register for this series of classes, call 541-265-9617or visit our office located at 20 SE 2nd Street in Newport. For a complete listing of trips, events, presentations and classes go to: www.newportoregon.gov/sc.