GREAT AGE MOVEMENT LAUNCHES SENIOR ART & EXERCISE PROGRAM AT THE HEALTH MUSEUM

On February 22, 2019, Great Age Movement, in partnership with The Health Museum, launched an original pilot class called, “Senior Art & Exercise Program”. Seniors from Friends and Neighbors of 1960 and around the city participated in a 35 minute workout that included stretching, cardio, purposeful movements, and dancing through the museum while appreciating art. Ten trained volunteers and our program instructor lead the way to a successful launch!

GREAT AGE MOVEMENT'S 2-YEAR ANNIVERSARY : RETROSPECT

We’ve come a long way in a short period of time! We celebrated our 2 year anniversary on August 16, 2018. We have so much to be grateful for including two successful jazz luncheon fundraisers, two new board members, and two projects underway.

We look forward to sharing our journey with you. Follow us for the latest updates. Shoot us an email if you are interested in becoming a volunteer that will guide our community initiatives for seniors.

Best,

Fritz McDonald

President & Founder

Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner Proclaims June 4th, 2017, Great Age Movement Day!

Birth of the Great Age Movement organization happened this past summer on June 4th, 2017, with a proclamation day declared by Houston's Mayor, Sylvester Turner. Our inaugural luncheon introduced the organization to the general public including our purpose, mission, and goals to better serve our seniors through community initiatives. Our event raised over $50,000 which will help fund our first senior playground in the near future. We continue to foster relationships with  city leaders to bring our important project to light. We look forward to sharing our progress with local communities. Go G.A.M.!

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Senior Playground

This is a video of a senior playground established in 2010 in Hyde Park, London. This park is designed with exercise equipment that emphasizes generalized muscle strengthening, cardio, balance, and coordination. The success of this playground has been measured through scientific research studies. The benefits include health, mental, and spiritual wellness. 

The power of positive transformation in the lives of seniors is an essential component of Great Age Movement. This senior playground and many others we've come across inspire our commitment, as an organization, to build them in our own communities.