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Building Strength and Stamina

Rogerson Communities

As men and women get older, regular activities like walking, climbing stairs, bending and reaching, get a lot harder and the risk of falls increases. These “activities of daily living” require strength and balance, and that’s just one of the reasons why fitness programs for older adults are so important. Continue reading

Breaking Down Barriers

YMCA

At the Wang YMCA of Chinatown, more than 400 seniors of Asian descent have participated in “Get Fit, Stay Fit for Life,” a free six-month program that brings adults 60 or over together for group exercises, counseling services, informative workshops and organized social activities. Continue reading

Fit & Strong!

Program Description: This program helps older adults to manage lower-extremity osteoarthritis through engagement in safe, balanced program of physical activity that builds lower extremity strength.

Learn More: www.fitandstrong.org/

Arthritis Self-Management

Program Description: The Arthritis Self-Management Program is a community-based recreational exercise program developed by the Arthritis Foundation. Trained instructors cover a variety of range-of-motion and endurance-building activities, relaxation techniques, and health education topics. All of the exercises can be modified to meet participant needs. The program’s demonstrated benefits include improved functional ability, decreased depression, and increased confidence in one’s ability to exercise.

Learn More: Healthy Living Center of Excellence, www.healthyliving4me.org/programs/

Arthritis Foundation Walk with Ease

Program Description: This program helps older adults to reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis, increase balance and strength, build confidence in the ability to be physically active and improve overall health. The program is designed to decrease disability and improve arthritis symptoms, self-efficacy, and perceived control, balance, strength, and walking pace.

Learn More: www.arthritistoday.org/tools-and-resources/walk-with-ease-program/