Walk Indoors With Us This Winter - Cancelled Until Further Notice
The Broome County Office for Aging and local school districts have teamed up to offer people age 60 and older indoor walking during the winter months.
Sites are open November 1 through April 30, 2020. Seniors can walk through the hallways at the designated sites only during the scheduled times, Monday through Friday, except where otherwise noted below. Whenever schools are closed, such as on holidays and snow days, the walking program will not be held. A registration form is required to walk.
2019 was a huge success with 105 participants up to age 91! The race took place on September 7. We look forward to our 2020 event!
Thank you to our sponsors: Excellus BCBS and Good Shepherd Communities
Staying well, understanding health issues, and remaining active are very important to seniors. You are welcomed to join us for any or all of our activities!
- Health screenings are offered at area senior centers. Some of the screenings include: skin cancer, breast cancer, stroke, hearing and vision.
- Health forums are presented by doctors, nurses and other health care professionals on a variety of topics at area senior centers.
- Physical activity classes at senior centers include: line dancing, chair exercise, yoga, Zumba and classes to help prevent the problems of osteoporosis. There are additional exercise classes offered for a variety of physical activity levels.
- Specialty programs, at a variety of locations, includes indoor walking programs, stress management sessions, Senior Games, pickleball, tai chi, and flu clinics.
If you are age 60 years and older you may participate in the programs provided at the senior community centers. Some community programs are offered to you at age 55 and older. A fee is required in a few cases. Costs are always kept to a minimum.
Specialty Wellness Program
Building Better Balance: Falls Prevention Programs
Falls Prevention Tai Chi Programs for Seniors
Protect yourself and maintain your independence with these evidence-based programs proven to reduce the risk of falls.
Program includes: Tai Chi for Older Adults/Arthritis and Tai Chi for Beginners.
Upcoming Classes: Spring 2020
Stepping On: A Wellness Program to Prevent Falls
Gain knowledge and strategies to stay independent and to have a greater awareness and understanding of how to prevent a fall.
Upcoming class: May 2020
Living Healthy is a program focused on teaching participants how to become confident in their ability to manage health issues while maintaining active and fulfilling lives. The program teaches participants how to manage chronic conditions such as arthritis, heart disease, diabetes, glaucoma, emphysema and asthma. There are various opportunities to practice and master self-management techniques that will positively affect each participant's quality of life. Participants meet once a week for six weeks.
The sessions will cover:
- techniques to deal with problems such as frustration, fatigue, pain and isolation;
- appropriate exercise for maintaining and improving strength, flexibility, and endurance;
- appropriate use of medications;
- communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals;
- nutrition; and,
- how to evaluate new treatments.
The program does not conflict with existing programs or treatment; it is designed to enhance regular treatment.
Upcoming Class: check back soon
Living Healthy is brought to you by the Rural Health Network, Broome County Office for Aging, New York State Office for the Aging, and the Administration on Aging
For more information and the register, please call Sofia at 607.778.2411.