On Thursday, January 26, Boston Celtics guard Terry Rozier, Legend Tom “Satch” Sanders, mascot “Lucky” the Leprechaun, Celtics Team Dance Director Marina Ortega, Celtics dancers and New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) continued their third year of the Sr. Celtics fitness initiative with a dance class.
Over 100 elderly adults from the Mission Hill Community area participated in a dance class led by Celtics Team Dance Director Marina Ortega and Celtics Dancers before learning tips on health and fitness. Each Sr. Celtic additionally received a healthy dinner after the event.
“It was great to come out here and dance with the Sr. Celtics,” said Terry Rozier. “It is important to give back to the community and stress the importance of maintaining a healthy lifestyle at any age.”
“We are proud to support the Sr. Celtics program,” said Trish Hannon, president and CEO of New England Baptist Hospital. “Increasing access to exercise and keeping all of us moving are keys to enhancing quality of life. We are committed to working together with the Boston Celtics to improve the overall health of our community over the long-term.”
All in attendance were treated to a surprise “Lucky” dunk show.
About the Sr. Celtics and New England Baptist Hospital
The Sr. Celtics program, presented by New England Baptist Hospital, encourages elderly members of the Boston community to maintain an active lifestyle through participation in fitness and health education classes. In the inaugural year of the program, Celtics players, legends and New England Baptist Hospital staff will lead seniors in group workouts and discuss the benefits of physical exercise. The Sr. Celtics program accompanies the Jr. Celtics program, which encourages over 600 3rd-5th graders to lead an active lifestyle and develop their basketball game through skills, drills and leadership training.
New England Baptist Hospital (NEBH) is a nationally recognized hospital specializing in orthopedics, and the only hospital in New England specializing exclusively in orthopedics and musculoskeletal care. Based in Boston, NEBH is committed to improving the health and well-being of those living throughout its community. By partnering with the Boston Celtics on both the Junior and Senior Celtics programs, NEBH helps to keep all members of their community healthy, regardless of their age, by being active, staying social and keeping moving. For more information on the Sr. Celtics please visit www.celtics.com. For more information on NEBH please visit www.nebh.org.