Over 100 seniors presented with Challenge Awards

JONESBORO, AR (KAIT) - The 8th annual Senior Challenge Awards event happened in the Military Sciences Building on the campus of Arkansas State University on Thursday.

The East Arkansas Area Agency on Aging challenges each of the members of the senior centers to eat five fruits and vegetables a day and incorporate at least 30 minutes of physical activity into their daily routine. Participants of the challenge traveled to Jonesboro to participate in some fun activities and to be presented with a few much earned awards.

Melissa Prater, with the EAAAA, says, "a lot of times as an individual gets older they become more sedentary and we try to tell them and to teach them and incorporate activities and things to not only physically be more active, but socially too."

The EAAAA works with senior centers in 12 counties. Around 125 seniors attended Thursday's event.

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