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Seniors Keep the Good Times Rolling with Trip to Bowling Alley

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85 year-old Zenobia Glover participated in Senior Sports Week and loves being active 85 year-old Zenobia Glover participated in Senior Sports Week and loves being active

By: Jordan Beck

A recent study put out by the National Center for Health Statistics says only 32 percent of people sixty-five and older exercise.  To help fight those numbers, a Lexington Council group put on a series of events called Senior Sports Week last week to help show seniors the importance of staying active.

J.C.'s Lexington Bowl hosted dozens of seniors on Friday who came out to bowl and enjoy the company of others.

Eighty-Five year-old Zenobia Glover says she tries to stay active and events like these only make it easier for her to get out of the house.

"I love bowling! It's been fun, I enjoy it" Zenobia says.

Senior Sports Week Coordinator Jerald Sanders believes other events like Senior Sports Week might go a long way to helping reverse the trend of inactive seniors.

That's the goal for Ms. Glover, because she says she wants to live to be 100.

And maybe this group of active seniors can inspire younger generations to stay active even when they're 65 or older. Zenobia has inspired at least one person, as her great niece Audry believes she's setting an example for others.

"She can do it! She's my inspiration and I want to do it too!"


Tips for seniors to keep an active lifestyle can be found at the National Institute of Mental Health's web site and fitness tips can be found at the web site of the non-profit group helpguide.org

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