Winter is No Time to Stay Indoors!

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine announces Winter Family Fitness Day

NEW GLOUCESTER, Maine, Feb. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine is pleased to announce its first ever "Winter Family Fitness Day" on Monday, February 21st at Pineland Farms in New Gloucester.

From 10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m., free admission to the facility along with free equipment rentals (while supplies last) as well as free snacks will be offered to anyone in search of some winter fun. In addition, complimentary winter hats will be given to the first 500 children 12 and under, who attend; all courtesy of Anthem and Pineland Farms.

"We strongly feel that physical fitness and exercise is an important component of one's daily routine, no matter what the season," said Jeffrey Holmstrom, D.O., medical director, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine.  "From skiing to skating to snow-shoeing, our state offers a wonderful array of winter options and with the proper planning and equipment; everyone can safely enjoy a variety of winter sports."

Pineland Farms offers a broad range of activities aimed at children, adults, and seniors.  Attendees on "Winter Family Fitness Day" can skate, cross country ski, snow shoe, or make use of Pineland's sledding hill.

"A large part of our mission is supporting the health and wellness of those we serve," said Dan Corcoran, president and general manager, Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine.  "We feel that winter is no time to stay indoors and are pleased to be able to partner with Pineland Farms on this great event."

"Winter Family Fitness Day" will be held on Monday, February 21st from 10:00 a.m.2:00 p.m. at Pineland Farms, 15 Farm View Drive, New Gloucester.  The event is free to the community.  For more details on the facility, please visit http://www.pinelandfarms.org/visitors/contacts.htm or call (207) 688-4539.

About Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine

Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine is the trade name of Anthem Health Plans of Maine, Inc., an independent licensee of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association. ®ANTHEM is a registered trademark of Anthem Insurance Companies, Inc. The Blue Cross and Blue Shield names and symbols are registered marks of the Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association.  Additional information about Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine is available at www.anthem.com. Also, follow us on Twitter at www.twitter.com/healthjoinin, on Facebook at www.facebook.com/HealthJoinIn, or visit our YouTube channel at www.youtube.com/healthjoinin.

SOURCE Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield in Maine

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