Heidi Press, Public Relations Specialist
St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
44405 Woodward Avenue
Pontiac, MI 48341
Free Fitness Program for Seniors 08/18/2011
ST. JOSEPH MERCY OAKLAND OFFERS FREE FITNESS PROGRAM FOR SENIOR ADULTS AT SIX SITES
Promoting a Healthier Lifestyle Focus of Program
Pontiac, Mich.-St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) has expanded its free Senior Fit program to six sites throughout Oakland County. Registration currently is being accepted for the free programs, which are geared for adults age 55 and up.
Senior Fit is aimed at improving stamina, lowering blood pressure and decreasing the risk of osteoporosis among senior adults through regular exercise. The program uses chair and floor exercises that build strength and flexibility, help maintain strong bones, control body fat, reduce stress and improve an individual's sense of well-being.
An initiative of SJMO's Senior Services program, Senior Fit offers free, one-hour exercise programs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the following locations:
St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church 69 S. Astor Pontiac 11 a.m.-noon
Gerry Kulick Community Center 1201 Livernois Ferndale 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church 9101 Highland Rd. White Lake 11 a.m.-noon
Senior Fit meets Mondays, Thursday and Fridays at this location only:
Waterford Senior Center 3621 Pontiac Lake Rd. Waterford 1-2 p.m.
The fall session begins Sept. 12. A Senior Fit consent form must be signed by each participant's physician prior to the first class. Consent forms may be picked up at each exercise site. Individuals must register to participate in the free sessions.