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For Immediate Release:
February 18, 2014
Media Contact:
Laura Phillips
laf@miamidade.gov
305-755-7842

Miami-Dade County Parks joins HFSF in presenting a Free Health & Wellness Fair for active adults 55+ at Westwind Lakes Park

9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, February 21


(MIAMI, February 18, 2014) — The Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department has partnered with the Health Foundation of South Florida (HFSF) to present a free Health and Wellness Fair for residents age 55 and over on Friday, February 21, 2014, from 9:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., at Westwind Lakes Park Community Center, 6805 SW 152 Avenue, Miami, FL 33193.  The event is being held in conjunction with Miami-Dade County Parks’ free Active Adults 55+ Program. 

Activities will include:

Resource materials will be available on a variety of health-related topics such as nutrition, fitness, home health care, personal safety, and Medicare.

Participating exhibitors will include: Affordable Care Act Navigators, Chen Medical Centers, Doctors at Home, Florida Poison Information Centers of Miami, Florida Senior Medicare Patrol (FL-SMP), HFSF, the Miami-Dade County Elections Department, the Miami-Dade County Police Department’s Pedestrian Safety Unit, and SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders).

Visitors will have an opportunity to register on-site for Miami-Dade County Parks’ free ongoing Active Adults 55+ Self-Management Activities and Classes, including the Active Adults 55+ Walking Club and the new Enhance Fitness® exercise classes. 

Miami-Dade County Parks’ Active Adults 55+ Program is designed to help older adults improve their well-being by consistently staying physically active. The program is currently offered at 14 Miami-Dade County park locations.  For details, call Miami-Dade County Parks Active Adults 55+ Program Coordinator and Advocate Allan Tavss at 786-372-9701.

For more information about recreational programs and activities at Westwind Lakes Park, call 305-388-4771 and visit Miami-Dade County Parks on the web at www.miamidade.gov/parks.

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About the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department:
Nationally accredited, a three-time winner of the NRPA National Gold Medal Award, winner of the 2013 Florida Governor’s Sustained Excellence Award and the 2009 Florida Governor’s Sterling Award for excellence in management and operations, Miami-Dade County Parks is the third largest county park system in the United States, consisting of 260 parks and 12,825 acres of land.  It is one of the most unique park and recreation systems in the world.  Made up of more than just playgrounds and athletic fields, it also comprises out-of-school, sports-development, and summer-camp programs; programs for seniors and people with disabilities; educational nature centers and nature preserves; environmental restoration efforts; arts and culture programs and events; the renowned Zoo Miami and the Deering Estate at Cutler; the Crandon Tennis Center, home of the Sony Open; golf courses; beaches; marinas; campgrounds; pools; and more.  For information about Miami-Dade County Parks call 3-1-1, or visit www.miamidade.gov/parks/.

Miami-Dade County Parks is supported by The Parks Foundation of Miami-Dade a non-profit 501(c)3 organization supporting the Miami-Dade County Parks, Recreation and Open Spaces Department’s efforts to further develop Miami-Dade County’s world-class parks system for residents and visitors.  Its mission is to create a healthier, more livable and sustainable Miami community by ensuring the implementation of the Parks Open Space Master Plan and the development of year-round park and recreation programs for local children, adults and people with disabilities.  For more information on the Parks Foundation, please visit www.miamidade.gov/parks_foundation.

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