The Seniors Get Up and Go Program
Registration opens Thursday, February 15
On Thursday, February 15th, seniors 65 years and older will be able to register for The Seniors Get Up and Go Program, a new YMCA program dedicated to the health of seniors in our communities.
The Seniors Get Up and Go Program is a FREE twelve (12) week progressive program for seniors 65 and older focused on removing barriers to participation in a healthy lifestyle and helping seniors get out of the house, make connections and get the recommended 150 minutes of cardiovascular, balance, and bone strengthening activity a week. A team of YMCA Wellness Host volunteers will act as peer support aiding participants in a number of ways including; accompanying participants from the front door to program location, assistance with facility navigation, and introduction to other participants and program leaders.
“YMCA Northumberland is committed to offering innovative programming that provides solutions to current needs in the communities we serve. The Seniors Get Up and Go Program addresses barriers to participation in healthy physical activity for seniors, creating opportunity to engage in safe, effective programming designed to promote health, connection and vitality. In collaboration with our program partners, we are excited to launch this new initiative, which supports our commitment to build healthier communities throughout Northumberland County.” says Eunice Kirkpatrick, Chief Executive Office, YMCA Northumberland.
Individuals can also register in person at the Cobourg YMCA or by phone at 905.372.0161.
The first session starts Monday, March 5, 2018.
There will be an official launch celebration on Thursday, April 12th at the Cobourg YMCA when seniors 65 years and older are invited to come out and learn more about the program and its benefits.
The Seniors Get Up and Go Program was made possible by a generous grant from The Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund (OSRCF) and program partners include Alderville First Nation and Haliburton, Kawartha, Pine Ridge District Health Unit.
For more information, please contact:
Coordinator, Member Engagement and Services
905.372.9247 ext 313
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-Hand grip strength
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-Seated Strength Training
-Moving with Music
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