State Senate Report: Ritchie plans senior health fairs

By Sen. Patty Ritchie

It’s no secret that across the United States, people are living longer. Not only are they living longer, according to recent studies, they are living healthier too.

After studying 90,000 Americans over an 18-year period, Harvard University researchers concluded that as a population, elderly people are remaining healthier into their later years.

While the findings don’t determine what’s at the root of the improved well-being, there’s reason to believe that staying active, eating right and keeping good health-related habits could be the cause.

I’m pleased to announce that in an effort to provide seniors with tips and tools for improving both their health and their happiness, I will be hosting my annual Senior Health and Wellness Fairs in the coming months.

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