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Seniors celebrate health program

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) – A program helping senior citizens become healthier ended Thursday with food and fun.

For the 7th year, people took part in the "Senior Challenge Program" hosted by the East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging.  Over a 13 week period seniors committed to exercising 30 minutes a day, in addition to eating more fruits and vegetables. 

EAAAA officials say the program not only helps quality of life, but also serves as form of socialization inside and outside of the senior center.

To cap off the program, participants received certificates and awards at a picnic.  Other activities took place including a home run derby, relay races and dancing. 

387 seniors participated in the challenge.

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