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AREA AGENCY ON AGING-FIVE COUNTY INVITES SENIORS TO WALK TOWARDS BETTER HEATH
Area Senior’s are invited to participate in Walk With Ease. The Arthritis Foundation’s program that is proven to reduce the pain of arthritis and improve your overall health.
The Area Agency on Aging offers a Walk with Ease class. This free class will allow seniors to share experiences and teach them how to safely make physical activity part of their everyday life.
No matter if you need relief from arthritis pain or just want to be active, the Arthritis Foundation’s program will help you to develop a walking plan that will meet your needs, stay motivated, manage your pain, and learn to exercise safely. Walk With Ease is proven to reduce the pain and discomfort of arthritis, increase balance, strength and walking pace, build confidence in your ability to be physically active, and improve overall health. The six week Walk With Ease program includes a guidebook and a walking schedule to get you safely moving toward better health.
“Comprehensive studies demonstrate that Walk With Ease reduces pain, increases balance and strength and improves your overall health. The program will help motivate seniors to get in great shape and allow them to walk safely and comfortably,” said Kristina Raner of the Area Agency on Aging, “well-being is at the forefront of what we’re working together towards. Our programs and activities are designed to be a catalyst that helps seniors in our community reach their goals and fulfill their potential.”
Walk With Ease group sessions meet three times per week for 6 weeks. Trained group exercise leaders begin each session with a pre-walk discussion covering a specified topic related to exercise and arthritis, followed by a 10- to 40-minute walk that includes a warm-up and a cool-down.
The Area Agency on Aging-Five County Association of Governments has been providing services to frail elderly and disabled adults for over 20 years. We have an experienced staff with extensive skills and knowledge of community resources who can access these services to meet the needs of the aging population across five counties - Beaver, Garfield, Iron, Kane, and Washington - in Southern Utah.