Active seniors walk for fitness

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PALMDALE – More than 70 active seniors took part in the City of Palmdale’s annual fitness walk and continental breakfast Thursday (May 16) hosted by Legacy Commons for Active Seniors and the High Desert Medical Group.

Ruth and Joan Osborn from High Desert Medical Group were on hand to welcome walkers and present them with pedometers.

Volunteer instructors led the stretching warm up, and Palmdale Senior Program Leader Karen Sullivan led the walk which went from Legacy Commons, around Poncitlán Square, and back.

Active senior 5.16.13 1Participants received a T-shirt and enjoyed a light breakfast on the patio following the walk. They also participated in various lawn games on the Legacy Commons grounds including croquet, bocce, horseshoes and ladder golf.

“This is always a popular event with our guests and it really sends a great message about the importance of exercise,” said Recreation Coordinator Jennifer Tallakson.

Legacy Commons for Active Seniors, Palmdale’s newest award-winning recreation facility, was designed especially for active adults aged 55+. Amenities include an auditorium with stage, three classrooms, billiards room, TV/social nook, Wi-Fi and outdoor patio in over 14,000 square feet. Lawn games include bocce, croquet, fling golf and horseshoes. Visitors are invited to pick up a detailed schedule of activities. Legacy Commons is also available for event rentals.

Legacy Commons is located at 930 East Avenue Q-9, and is open Monday through Thursday, from 8 am to 4:30 pm and Friday’s from 8 am to 12 noon. For more information call Legacy Commons at 661-267-5904.

(Information via press release from the City of Palmdale.)