Older Americans Month addresses long-term living

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National Nursing Home Week is coming to a close, as Older Americans Month continues.

HHS Secretary Michael Leavitt recently kicked off the month-long celebration by encouraging seniors to engage in healthful physical activities. This year's theme for Older Americans Month is "Celebrate Long-Term Living!" National Nursing Home Week is being held May 8-14.

"By incorporating physical activity into their daily lives, seniors can help ensure the blessing of improved length and quality of life," Leavitt said.