Rose Mattamunda of Kearny walks a half hour each day and is careful to eat a diet that is rich in healthy foods. Since last year, she has also had another way to stay healthy: the Senior Stretch and Flex Program at Alaris Health at Kearny, an exercise program designed to help participants stay strong and healthy.
“I think the program is very good exercise and also helpful for health purposes. It is a great way to prevent injury by being strong and flexible,” says Ms. Mattamunda.
From lifting small dumbbells and stretching elastic bands to movement exercises and exercise balls, this free weekly senior exercise program helps older adults to remain limber to prevent future injuries. The exercises are specially designed for seniors, adding strength without strain. The instructor, MaryLee Highton-Engroff, therapy instructor and trainer, specializes in senior fitness that includes exercise for those with knee and hip replacement, arthritis, osteoporosis, and lower back pain.
“Keeping fit is important during all stages of life, and stretching offers a number of benefits to seniors. Stretching keeps muscles toned and flexible and increases range of motion and flexibility in the joints and muscles. pokies online Exercise is also a stress reducer and helps relieve tight and tense muscles. The seniors benefit greatly from this program,” says Ms. Highton-Engroff.
Every Wednesday from 2:15 to 3:00 pm. seniors can be found enjoying the therapeutic and social benefits of the exercise class.
“At Alaris Health at Kearny, we believe in not only providing the best possible care for our patients and residents, but also in giving back to the community of which we are a part. Our focus is on both recovery and preventative care, and this exercise program provides the opportunity to grow in strength, flexibility and good health,” Pat Celecki, Administrator of Alaris Health at Kearny, which offers a warm, supportive and uplifting environment for post-hospitalization short-term rehabilitation patients and long-term residents.”
For more information on the program, please call Alaris Health at Kearny at (201) 955-7067.