• WHAT: National Senior Health & Fitness Day classes offered by the YMCA
  • WHEN & WHERE: The following Y locations will offer these free classes to help seniors develop healthy habits — Paula G. Manship YMCA, 8100 YMCA Plaza, Baton Rouge, (225) 767-9622 — Thursday, May 28, 8:30 a.m., Light N Low class; Dow Westside YMCA, 3688 Sugar Plantation Parkway, Addis, (225) 687-1123 — Wednesday, May 27, 8:45 a.m., Pilates class, and Thursday, May 28, 10:15 a.m., Enhanced Fitness; Charles W. Lamar Jr. YMCA, 521 Third St., Baton Rouge, (225) 612-9622 — Thursday, May 28, 11 a.m., Pilates class; A.C. Lewis YMCA, 350 South Foster Drive, Baton Rouge, (225) 924-3606 — Wednesday, May 27, 11 a.m., Enhanced Fitness, and Thursday, May 28, 10 a.m., Active Older Adults; C.B. Pennington Jr. YMCA, 15550 Old Hammond Hwy, Baton Rouge, (225) 272-9622 — Wednesday, May 27, 9:30 a.m., Light N Low, and 10:30 a.m. Active Older Adults; Southside YMCA, 8482 Perkins Road, Baton Rouge, (225) 766-2991 — Thursday, May 28, 11:30 a.m., Chair Yoga; Americana YMCA 4200 Liberty Way, Zachary, (225) 654-9622 — Wednesday, May 27, 10 a.m., Enhance Fitness, and Thursday, May 28, 11 a.m., Pilates
  • DETAILS: National Senior Health & Fitness Day will take place at more than 1,000 locations throughout the U.S. and will provide activities to more than 100,000 older adults. The goal for the day is to help keep older adults healthy and fit.


  • WHAT: 14th annual Community-wide Health Expo, sponsored by Volunteers of America Greater Baton Rouge
  • WHEN: 9 a.m. to noon, Friday, May 29
  • WHERE: Oak Park Plaza Senior Community, 947 N. Bon Marche Drive, Baton Rouge
  • DETAILS: The theme is “Seniors Taking Charge & Living Longer”


  • WHAT: CANN, Changing and Advancing Nutrition Now, Run/Walk
  • WHEN: Saturday, May 30. One mile fun run starts at 8:30 a.m. and 5K run starts at 9 a.m. On -site registration starts at 7 a.m.
  • WHERE: 222 North Boulevard Town Square, downtown Baton Rouge
  • DETAILS: Sponsored by the Gamma Eta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority in partnership with the Ivy Foundation and the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank. The goal of the run is to promote awareness of childhood hunger and to raise money for college scholarships for high school students in the greater Baton Rouge area.