At the starting point, participants take a step toward “genki living.” (Photo by Brian Yamagata, courtesy of Keiro Senior HealthCare)
Walkers of all ages participated in this free event. (Photo by Kim Nakashima, courtesy of Keiro Senior HealthCare)
“Did You Know?” signs along the path educated participants with thought-provoking facts on wellness-related topics, such as the importance of hydration and the rate of colorectal cancer among Japanese Americans. (Photo by Brian Yamagata, courtesy of Keiro Senior HealthCare)
IRVINE — Over 800 people participated in Keiro Senior HealthCare’s “Genki Walk at the Farm,” a free event held at Tanaka Farms in Irvine on Nov. 3.
Participants of all ages enjoyed an educational one-mile walk, sampled fresh fruits and vegetables, and picked up resources for healthy living.
At the Resource Fair, participants visited nearly 20 exhibitors, watched cooking demonstrations, and took part in fitness activities such as line dancing and zumba.
Over 200 people also received optional free health screenings by HealthCare Partners and Talbot Medical Group.
Organized by The Institute for Healthy Aging, this event was made possible by the generous support of Tanaka Farms, nearly 100 volunteers, community partners, and sponsors such as Sodexo Senior Living, The Folick Family, and many others.
Participants sampled produce such as lettuce, carrots, cauliflower, cherry tomatoes, apples, and oranges. (Photo by Brian Yamagata, courtesy of Keiro Senior HealthCare)
Health screenings for stroke, osteoporosis, and more were offered to participants free of charge. (Photo by Brian Yamagata, courtesy of Keiro Senior HealthCare)
Nisei Week Queen Emily Folick and other court members participated in line dancing at the Resource Fair. (Photo by Kim Nakashima, courtesy of Keiro Senior HealthCare)