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Starting April 16th, the YMCA Yarmouth will be offering a Positive Aging Program for older adults and individuals who need a gentler approach to fitness.

As we age, our needs change. Studies have shown that exercise provides many health benefits and that older adults can gain a lot by staying physically active. Staying active and exercising regularly can help prevent or delay many diseases and disabilities. In some cases, exercise is an effective treatment for many chronic conditions. For example, studies show that people with arthritis, heart disease or diabetes benefit from regular exercise. Exercise also helps people with high blood pressure, balance problems or difficulty walking.

During the course of the program we will tackle many issues that older adults face, including nutrition, falls prevention, safety coordination, and proper stretching procedures, and form and function when exercising.

Where:  Yarmouth YMCA

When:   April 16 – May 23, 2013 (6 weeks)

             Tuesday and Thursday, 1:00 – 2:00 pm

Cost:     Members – Free

             Non-members – $50

The fee includes full access to the YMCA facility for the term of the program.

Member registration starts on Monday, March 18th, 2013. Non member registration is March 25th. Please visit the YMCA Service Desk to register. Or you can call the YMCA and register by credit card.

If financial circumstances prevent you from participating, please contact us as assistance may be available.

For more info:

YMCA Yarmouth

Phone: (902)742-7181
Fax: (902) 742-7676

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