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Garrison Institute hosts Hero's Health & Safety Day on Saturday

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The healthier you are today, the better chance you have later of delaying the onset of age-related symptoms like dementia. That's according to research at the Garrison Institute on Aging, which is hosting a free family fun day for the whole community this weekend.

Here's why:

 "It's important because aging doesn't start when we're 65. Aging starts the day that we're born. And at the institute, we're very proactive about getting the message out to the community about the importance of physical activity and nutrition," said Paula Grammas, executive director for the Garrison Institute on Aging.  

There's something for the whole family Saturday at Clapp Park where safety city and Lubbock Parks and Rec are teaming up with the Garrison Institute on Aging to provide health screenings and fun activates for the whole family.

You'll find everything from face painting and zumba demonstrations to blood pressure checks and immunizations. Bring your shot records for that, by the way.

It's called Hero's Health and Safety Day. And it's free, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday May 11th at Clapp Park which is located on 46th and Avenue U.

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