Village of Orland Park Sportsplex to Host Senior Week

Village of Orland Park Sportsplex to Host Senior Week
Posted on 10/07/2015

Healthy lifestyles, physical fitness and medical screenings are just some of the activities that will be offered during Sportsplex Senior Week, hosted by the Village of Orland Park Recreation Department.

Held October 12 through 15, the four-day health and fitness festival will offer healthy activities for the region’s many seniors, age 55 and older. All activities will be held at the Village of Orland Park Sportsplex, 11351 West 159th Street.

Opportunities include the walking club, UGI exercise ball workouts, Pilates, pickle ball, spin classes, bocce ball, country line dancing and others. Flu shots will be available for a fee and are free for seniors with Medicare insurance coverage. Total cholesterol checks will be available for a fee and the Sportsplex will offer light refreshments and breakfast on different days.

Information tables with a wealth of information regarding healthy living, home health care, senior medical care and more will be on-hand all four days during the event.

“Participating seniors will receive raffle tickets at each of the activities in which they participate,” said Village Sportsplex Fitness Manager Deborah Graham-Geghen who coordinates the fest each year. “The hospitals and offices have been generous donating prizes and baskets to make this a great week for area seniors,” she added. Prizes from area businesses will be awarded at the end of the week at noon.”

Light and Healthy Moves will be held at 7:45 a.m. on Thursday morning to get participants moving. Breakfast by Great American Bagel will be served at 9 a.m., followed by walking club, strength and stretch and bocce ball. A raffle and mini lunch will wrap up the week.

Pre-registration is required for many of the free events and seniors need not be Sportsplex members or residents of Orland Park to participate. Registration is ongoing and all events are free except for the medical screenings.

Further information is available at the Village of Orland Park Sportsplex, 11351 West 159th Street. For more information, call the Sportsplex at 708/645-7529.