January 31, 2012 > engAGE in Health classes offered
engAGE in Health classes offered
Submitted By Asha Chandra, Photo by Deborra Lay
Our Multi-Service Senior Center is full of vibrant, active older adults many of whom have participated in one of our engAGE in Health classes. This program weaves together classes and information that impact participants' health status, such as exercise, nutrition and health management.
Every day we hear or read about the importance of exercise and nutrition. Being active can help older adults prevent or delay some diseases like cancer, heart disease, or diabetes; help them feel better and enjoy life; and ultimately stay independent and able to care for themselves.
Participants in the programs have noticed dramatic improvements in agility, leg power, balance, an increase in muscle weight, and a decrease in body weight, body fat percentage, and BMI. Participants also reported a high level of satisfaction with their instructor and increased ability to set goals to make positive changes in their health. One participant stated, "I couldn't really reach up and I had very little arm and shoulder strength before this program. This program has given me back my independence."
We want to thank our partners for supporting this valuable program: Kaiser Community Benefit Program, Tri-City Health Center and Generations Community Wellness.
For more information or to register, please contact Deborra Lay at (510) 790-6602 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Fit For Life Program
New 15-week session begins in January
8:15 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. every Tuesday and Thursday
Fremont Senior Center
40086 Paseo Padre Parkway, Fremont
Cost: $30 members/$60 non-members