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GDI Delivers the “Silver Sneakers” of Southwest Atlanta A Morning of Pampering

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One early Spring Wednesday at 7 a.m., in the morning, GDI’s members, Cora O’Kelley (President/CEO) and Arthur Allen (Sergeant at Arms) met about 25 senior citizens at the Atlanta Human Performance Center located in Southwest Atlanta and treated them to a morning of Health and Wellness, physical fitness, fit tips, massages, blood pressure readings, refreshments and….are you ready for this…their own private Chicago-style steppin’ lessons.

“Silver Sneaker” is a 3-year old government program administered through major health care providers, like United Healthcare, to senior citizens for their Health and Wellness fitness regiments.  This program offers them the opportunity to work out in gyms across the nation at no cost to them.  The Silver Sneakers Health and Wellness program is taught by certified aerobic instructors who have been specifically trained to teach classes to their age group (65 years and older).  The Silver Sneakers program provides all the equipment to the local health centers, including cushioned chairs, free weights, and stretch bands, designed just for the seniors.  They encourage members to proactively take care of themselves and they can attend aerobic classes or work out on the facility equipment with the assistance of the center trainers.

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GDI invited Massage Therapist Daphne Nevels and her assistant to join us to provide each and every member in attendance at least a 5-minute massage.  The facility provided blood pressure screenings, and Fitness Instructor Cora O’Kelley taught a low-impact fitness class. The GDI members did a Chicago-style steppin’ demonstration and they joined in enthusiastically, trying to learn the basic step.   They were quick learners and this may have been the most exciting part of the morning for them.  They asked GDI to come back and give them more steppin’ lessons.

Food was also provided by GDI and the seniors had a truly great morning of pampering.  This was an awesome outing and “Yes!” GDI will go back one day real soon!


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