Friday, December 14, 2012

Dec 28 Deadline to Register for Extension “Stay Strong, Stay Healthy” Program in Forsyth

University of Missouri Extension will be offering “Stay Strong, Stay Healthy,” an exercise program designed for older adults, starting Jan. 3, 2013, at the Forsyth Community Presbyterian Church in Forsyth, Mo.

The first and last class last will start at 10 a.m. and continue until about noon to allow time for a brief orientation to the program and health assessments. The remaining classes start at 10 a.m. and last about an hour.

The program was developed by Tufts University. It is designed to help older adults improve strength, flexibility and balance. According to research conducted by Tufts, strength training improves bone density, can help reduce falls, improve arthritis symptoms, increase flexibility in older adults and can lead to a healthier, more active lifestyle.

The exercises are low-impact/low weight. All needed equipment is provided during the class.

“If you have been thinking about signing up for an exercise program this class is a great way for older adults to learn some basics and get develop a routine. Past participants reported that they noted a definite change in their strength, balance and flexibility,” said Renette Wardlow, a human development specialist with University of Missouri Extension.

The program is limited to 12 participants. The fee for the 10 session program is $25. Registration deadline is Dec. 28. Some participants may have to obtain their physician’s permission before taking part in the class.

For more details or to register, contact Renette Wardlow at the MU Extension Center in Christian County, (417) 581-3558 or call the Taney County Extension Center at (417) 546-4431.


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