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Free Fitness Program For Senior Adults
Start Date
12/07/2011
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St. Joseph Mercy Oakland Offers Free Fitness Program For Senior Adults At Three Sites

Promoting a Healthier Lifestyle Focus of Program

Pontiac, Mich.—St. Joseph Mercy Oakland (SJMO) has openings for its free Senior Fit program at three sites in Oakland County. 

Senior Fit is aimed at improving stamina, lowering blood pressure and decreasing the risk of osteoporosis among senior adults through regular exercise.  It is geared for adults age 55 and up.  The program uses chair and floor exercises that build strength and flexibility, help maintain strong bones, control body fat, reduce stress and improve an individual’s sense of well-being. 

An initiative of SJMO’s Senior Services, Senior Fit registrations are free.  The program, which includes a one-hour session, three days a week for 14 weeks, will be held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at the following locations:

  • St. Stephen Missionary Baptist Church
    69 S. Astor
    Pontiac
    11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
  • Gerry Kulick Community Center
    1201 Livernois
    Ferndale
    9:30-10:30 a.m.
  • Calvary Evangelical Lutheran Church
    9101 Highland Rd.
    White Lake
    11:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

Sessions are filled on a first call, first served basis. Openings are limited.  The winter session begins the week of Jan. 9 and ends April 13.   A Senior Fit consent form must be signed by each participant’s physician prior to the first class.  Consent forms may be picked up at each exercise site.  Individuals must register to participate in the free sessions.

To register call 1-(800) 372-6094. Download our senior fit flyer.

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, please visit stjoesoakland.org. 

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, six 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 stjoeshealth.org.

 

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