Village Sportsplex To Host Senior Week

Village Sportsplex To Host Senior Week
Posted on 10/08/2014

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 20 through 24, the five-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.

Each day of Senior Week includes scheduled events held from 8 a.m. until noon.

Opportunities include the walking club, trigger point massage, Pilates, pickle ball, injury screenings, aerobics, bocce balls 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 from Orland Township and the Sportsplex will offer light refreshments and breakfast on different days.

Workshops added to the week’s itinerary include Diabetes Friendly Cooking, Stroke & Heart Disease Information, and Cyber Security --- It’s Everyone’s Job.

“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 after the “Senior 100.”

The Senior 100 is a fun exercise class to get participants moving Friday morning. The class, with music from the 1950s and 60s, will begin at 9 a.m. with breakfast served at 10 a.m. A raffle will follow with t-shirts donated by Central Credit Union of Illinois distributed to those who complete six activities during the week as well as the Senior 100.

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.