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December 03, 2016
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Healthy Steps in Motion: A free exercise class for seniors

HONESDALE, PA — Healthy Steps in Motion is an exercise program that incorporates warm-up, balance, weight resistance/strength training and cool-down segments as its program foundation. It was designed by the Pennsylvania Department of Aging and is offered to area older adults at no cost. The classes will be held May 6 to June 26 every Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. at the Honesdale Senior Center, 323 Tenth St.

It promotes regular physical activity, which provides many benefits for older adults. Research has shown that older adults who practice weight resistance training improve their balance and coordination and may decrease their risk for falls. Exercise can also reduce the risk of heart disease and certain types of cancers, increase bone density, strengthen the heart and lungs, reduce stress and boost energy levels.

No reservation is required. Transportation will be available by calling 570/253-4280. Call 48 hours in advance. To join them for lunch call 570/253-5540 at least 24 hours in advance. Visit the website for more information aging.co.wayne.pa.us.