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For Immediate Release:
May 07, 2014
Media Contact:
Laura Phillips

Miami-Dade county parks join HFSF in presenting a free health and wellness fair for active adults 55+ at South Dade Park

Thursday, May 15, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

(MIAMI, May 7, 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 Thursday, May 15, 2014, from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., at South Dade Park Community Center, 28151 SW 164 Avenue, Miami, FL 33130.  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:

Alliance for Aging, Alzheimer’s Association, Chen Medical Centers, Doctors at Home, Florida Poison Information Centers of Miami, Florida Senior Medicare Patrol (FL-SMP), Humana, the Miami-Dade County Elections Department, Miami-Dade County Parks’ Park Watch, the Miami-Dade County Police Department’s Pedestrian Safety Unit, SHINE (Serving Health Insurance Needs of Elders), and the University of Miami’s Center on Aging. 

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 13 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 South Dade Park, call (305) 247-9453 and visit Miami-Dade County Parks on the web at

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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

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

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