Aging:Nutrition and Recreation:Senior Exercise Program:Frequently Asked Questions

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Senior Exercise Program

Office For The Aging



Frequently Asked Questions


What do I need to give to the program in order to start attending exercise sessions?
You need to fill out an application and have your doctor fill out a consent form. Both forms can be found on our website by clicking the Application button. The program is free, but there is a suggested donation of ten dollars.

What are the requirements for someone who would like to attend the exercise classes?
The program’s only requirement is that you are from Dutchess County, are over the age of 60, and have a doctor's consent.

How physically strenuous are the exercises?
They are not very strenuous. It is not aerobic at all. Each participant will be sitting or standing with a chair at all times. The program only requires that you are able to get in and out of the chair without any assistance.

Do I need to bring anything to the exercise class?
No. The chairs and weights are provided. We recommend that you bring your own bottle of water.

What do I wear to class?
Flat shoes with rubber soles and anything you feel comfortable in. (normal clothes, sweats, etc.)

Where are the programs located?
The exercise program is located in various communities around Dutchess County. Each individual will be placed in the most conveniently located program. Click on the following link to view the Exercise Program Locations.

What level does the exercise class work at?
The class was designed specifically for Senior Citizens, so the class advances gradually. Each member starts the exercises with one pound weights and progresses at the rate in which they feel most comfortable with.

How long are the classes?
The classes are each one hour long and meet twice a week. Upon signing up each individual must commit to both days.

When are the classes primarily offered?
They are primarily offered during the morning.

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