There are many wellness centers, programs and events in this area that work together to keep our seniors active, engaged and happy. The Senior Zone is one of those amazing programs!The wellness of our seniors is of utmost importance to everyone, including our local government agencies and organizations. I was delighted to attend an event and experience the labor of love of Shawn Perry of The Senior Zone, a weekly radio program dedicated to serving the needs of the older adult community. Perry, a retired military officer, started the project back in 2012. The Senior Zone is devoted to senior citizens, their caregivers and the families who support and encourage them. The show wants its listeners to become "Educated, Empowered, Enlightened, Entertained and Engaged" with various programs, resources, and issues that affect the elderly community. [caption id="attachment_4535" align="aligncenter" width="960"] Shawn Perry at the Senior Dance Party (2013). Courtesy of The Senior Zone's Facebook page.[/caption] The radio show can be heard every Monday at 10 a.m. (EST) on WYCB, 1340AM. To stream, go to MySpiritDC.com.
[gallery columns="2" size="large" ids="4492,4493"] The Senior Zone hosts many fun and engaging events for the seniors in the surrounding community. One of those includes the "Senior Fall Gala" at the Chesapeake Beach Resorts & Spa in Maryland. The seniors are thrilled as they dance to classic hits, eat delicious food and relax on the waters of the beautiful Chesapeake Beach. When: Wednesday, October 18 | 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Where: Chesapeake Beach Resorts & Spa Purchase tickets here! Know of any other awesome wellness centers or programs that focus on our community's seniors? Let us know in the comments below!