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St. Joseph Mercy Oakland
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Pontiac, MI 48341

Free Fitness Program For Senior Adults
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St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Conducts Free Fitness Program For Senior Adults Promoting a Healthier Lifestyle Focus of Program
Pontiac, Mich.—St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) is taking registration for its free Senior Fit exercise program for adults age 55 and up. Senior Fit is aimed at improving stamina, lowering blood pressure and decreasing the risk of osteoporosis among senior adults. The program also focuses on exercise, which helps maintain strong bones, control body fat, reduce stress and improve an individual’s sense of well-being. An initiative of SJMO’s Community Programs Department, Senior Fit offers free, one-hour exercise programs on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the following locations:
  • Apostolic Church 3655 N. Squirrel Rd. Auburn Hills 9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church 69 S. Astor Pontiac 11 a.m.-noon
  • St Anastasia Roman Catholic Church 4571 John R Rd. Troy 1-2 p.m.
  • The fall session begins Sept. 13. Individuals must register to participate in the free sessions. To register or for information, call Julie Esparsa, Senior Fit Program Coordinator, (248) 858-2545. About St. Joseph Mercy Oakland St Joseph Mercy Oakland is a 443-bed comprehensive, community, teaching hospital and a long-time leader in health care in Oakland County. Founded in 1927 by the Sisters of Mercy, St. Joseph Mercy Oakland has won numerous local and national awards for patient safety, quality and performance, and consistently ranks in the top 10 percent of hospitals nationwide. A member of the Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, St Joseph Mercy Oakland is a technologically leading hospital that combines advanced medicine and personal care to assist patients on their path to wellness. With dedicated physicians, nurses and hospital staff committed to providing quality care throughout the patient stay, St Joseph Mercy Oakland has truly personalized the patient care experience. For more information about health services offered at St. Joseph Mercy Oakland or Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, please visit About Saint Joseph Mercy Health System Saint Joseph Mercy Health System (SJMHS) is a newly expanded health care organization serving southeast Michigan. Health coverage spans six counties, including Livingston, Macomb, Oakland, St. Clair, Washtenaw and Wayne. It includes 537-bed St. Joseph Mercy in Ann Arbor, 443-bed St. Joseph Mercy Oakland in Pontiac, 304-bed St. Mary Mercy in Livonia, 136-bed St. Joseph Mercy Livingston in Howell, 119-bed St. Joseph Mercy Port Huron, 113-bed Chelsea Community Hospital and 74-bed St. Joseph Mercy Saline. Combined, the seven hospitals are licensed for 1,726 beds, have five outpatient health centers, five urgent care facilities, more than 25 specialty centers; employ more than 14,000 individuals and have a medical staff of nearly 2,700 physicians. A member of Trinity Health, the nation’s fourth largest Catholic health care organization, SJMHS is committed to providing a remarkable patient experience by using leading edge technology in a comforting and healing environment. As a mission based organization, Saint Joseph Mercy Health System provides approximately $100 million in community benefit to the communities it serves each year. For more information on health services offered at Saint Joseph Mercy Health System, please visit
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