Golden Age Fitness Association (GAFA)

100_3506GAFA is comprised of older adult participants of the Physical Fitness in the Golden Age program, as well as older adults not participating in the program. GAFA’s purpose is to provide older adults the opportunity to meet and enjoy the company of fellow members. GAFA sponsors a yearly anniversary dinner to celebrate the Physical Fitness in the Golden Age program and to provide an opportunity for all participants, program supervisors, student trainers and UTEP Kinesiology faculty to meet. GAFA members also sponsor breakfasts on program participants’ birthdays and get together after workouts for coffee and snacks. Recently, GAFA started to organize the UTEP Commitment to Fitness (http://chs.utep.edu/runwalk/) run/walk event, to be held entirely on the UTEP campus, which has become a kick-off event to the UTEP Homecoming festivities each year. As an informal organization GAFA can be joined by participants of the Physical Fitness in the Golden Age program by contacting a GAFA officer or member.