Brownsville, Texas, May 24, 2016 – Valley Regional Medical Center and the City of Brownsville will join an estimated 1,000 local groups and 100,000 seniors across the nation to celebrate the 23rd Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day (NSHFD) on May 25th, 2016, at the Ringgold Civic Pavilion, 501 E. Ringgold Street in Brownsville.

The 23rd Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day aims to promote active, healthy lifestyles through physical fitness, good nutrition and preventive care.

“Our Senior Health & Fitness Event is a wonderful opportunity for seniors to make, renew, and revitalize their commitment to live healthier lives through better health and fitness,” said Mariana Tumlinson, Director of Community and Public Relations.

“We’re honored to partner with Valley Regional Medical Center for the 23rd Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day,” said City Director of Public Health & Wellness Arturo Rodriguez. “In celebration of National Older Americans Month, this event is a great opportunity for the community to come together – not only to enjoy the benefits of wellness, but to help raise awareness about important health issues facing older adults.”

The 23rd Annual National Senior Health & Fitness Day is free and open to the public. The event will kick-off with a brief walk at Dean Porter Park at 8:15 a.m., followed by exercise demonstrations and a health and wellness fair. The event will conclude at noon with lunch, which will be provided to individuals that RSVP to (956) 350-7745.

About Valley Regional Medical Center
Valley Regional Medical Center is conveniently located at the corner of Expressway 77 and Alton Gloor Boulevard in Brownsville.  With physicians representing over 25 specialties, Valley Regional Medical Center is a leader in a vast array of high quality programs, including advanced diagnostic imaging, interventional cardiac catheterization, open heart surgery, laparoscopic and endoscopic surgeries, neurosurgery, orthopedic surgery, women’s services, pediatric services and neonatal intensive care. Valley Regional Medical is a nationally accredited Advanced Primary Stroke Center and our Emergency Department is designated as an Advanced Level III Trauma Center treating a wide range of emergent needs 24 hours a day. For more information on Valley Regional Medical Center’s programs and services, visit our website at

About HCA Gulf Coast Division
HCA Gulf Coast Division is a comprehensive network of hospitals, outpatient surgery centers, emergency centers, and diagnostic imaging facilities.  It offers a complete continuum of specialized health programs and services that meet the needs of Greater Houston and South Texas’ residents and businesses.  HCA affiliated facilities in the Gulf Coast Division include: 13 hospitals, 8 ambulatory centers, 7 off-campus emergency centers, and a regional transfer center that provides one-phone-call access and support for patient transfers into and out of the HCA Gulf Coast Division Affiliated Hospitals, as well as access to ground and air transportation within a 150-mile radius.  For more information, visit our website at