Local fitness program a big plus

It comes as no surprise to us that Rick Katzenberg and the Holder family have gotten together to offer senior citizens a chance to exercise without walking about in our current walking conditions.

Katzenberg, president of the New Hampshire Wellpoint Foundation, and the Holder family, owners of the Hampshire Dome at Hampshire Hills Sports and Fitness Club in Milford, kicked off a program earlier this week that gives seniors the chance to walk the track at the Dome for free betwen 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. weekdays, except for during special events.

Those who have been to the Dome know it’s a unique place for New Hampshire, used not only for its track but for its workout facility, its lacrosse and soccer field and its driving range. And on some occasions, for large political rallies as local Democrats and Republicans can attest.

But never, in our estimation, has it been offered for better use than with this new Active, Healthy Living Program.

This is potentially more than just a chance for seniors to exercise. It’s an opportunity for them to meet old and potential friends in a convivial atmosphere, one in which everyone is at the same place for the same reason.

The program is open to senior citizens from Amherst, Brookline, Hollis, Lyndeborough, Mason, Milford, Mont Vernon and Wilton, and we hope many folks will take advantage of it.