Have you been looking for an exercise-focused program to prevent falls?
The York County Area Agency on Aging welcomes the return of Healthy Steps in Motion (HSIM), a falls-prevention exercise program for adults 60 years of age and older. This evidence-based series is designed especially for older adults who have concerns about falling and are interested in exercise-focused strength training, as well as balance improvement.
This FREE program starts with a warmup, followed by strength and balance exercises, and ends with a cool-down stretch. There are three levels of exercise, which enables participants to continue HSIM for as long as they like. HSIM strives to reduce the risk of falling by building body strength, increasing flexibility and improving balance.
Participants learn about exercise basics and safety, setting goals, aerobic walking and more! In addition, they will be assessed for fall risk, and given a free participant’s guide and other resources.
Classes will be held at the following locations and are free and open to the public:
SpiriTrust Lutheran® Zimmerman Place in the Gathering Room, 800 Bollinger Drive, Shrewsbury Township. Classes are scheduled from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm on the following dates: Monday July 22nd, Friday July 26th, Tuesday July 30th, Friday August 2nd, Monday August 5th, Tuesday August 13th, Friday August 16th, and Monday August 19th. To pre-register for these classes, please call Faye at 717-771-9610.
Hayshire United Church of Christ, 100 Haybrook Drive, Manchester Township. Classes are scheduled from 10:00 am to 11:00 am, Tuesdays and Thursdays, from July 16th through August 8th. Call the Church to register at 717-848-4007.