Claremore Senior Center will be hosting a series of workshops this and next month focused on the importance of diet and safe exercise for seniors.

“Eat Healthy, Be Active” community workshops will begin for three weeks on Tuesday, Oct. 24 at the senior center in Claremore.

“These (workshops) will be a series of entertaining but informative programs geared towards the elderly to equip them with practical information on living long, healthy lives,” said Claremore Senior Citizen Director Stacey Dowden.

Based on information in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans (2010) and Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (2008), “Eat Health, Be Active” workshops will present attendees with lessons in how to perform simple exercises according to their fitness levels, and offer them tips on eating healthy as their dietary requirements change in their senior years.

Food samples will be provided.

“It’s going to be a great opportunity for people who are getting older or already in their senior years themselves to better understand the importance of taking care of themselves for long, productive lives,” she said.

“Eat Healthy, Be Active” workshops are free and open to the public.

Workshops will be 9:30-10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, Oct. 31, and Nov. 7 at the Claremore Senior Center, 475 E. Blue Starr Drive in Claremore.

For more information, contact Dowden at the senior center at 918-341-4734.