BRAINTREE, MA — The town Department of Elder Affairs has organized two events to help Braintree seniors stay fit and enjoy themselves.
This year, theDepartment of Elder Affairs will be hosting Senior Health and Fitness Week from Oct. 13 to Oct. 20. Events will be held Tuesday through Thursday from 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., on Friday
All events during Senior Health and Fitness Week will take place outdoors at the Braintree Council on Aging at 71 Cleveland Ave.
“The Department of Elder Affairs, throughout this pandemic, has continued to step out of the box to create programs and offer services for the older adults of our community,” Elder Affairs director Sharmila Biswas said. “This will be a wonderful opportunity for our older adults to spend time outdoors with friends, while maintaining all the COVID-19 safety protocols.”
Events for Senior Health and Fitness Week include cardio strength and flexibility classes, classes on healthy food preparation, outdoor walks and live entertainment. For a full list of the week’s events, click here.
All events are free and open to Braintree seniors, but donations will be accepted.
“We are extremely excited to be able to host Senior Health and Fitness Week in place of our annual Pond Meadow Senior Walk this year,” Mayor Charles Kokoros said in a statement. “Sharmila and the Department of Elder Affairs staff continue to do a great job of planning these activities and programs for residents to enjoy.”
The department is also slated to host an outdoor bingo event at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 20. Outdoor bingo will be held at the Braintree Council on Aging.
In compliance with social distancing and COVID-19 regulations, guests are encouraged to begin seating themselves outdoors at 9:30 a.m. prior to the event.
Senior Health and Fitness Week and outdoor bingo are open to all Braintree seniors. Pre-registration is required, and residents can do so by calling the Department of Elder Affairs at 781-848-1963.
This article originally appeared on the Braintree Patch