The Dutchess County Senior Exercise Program is sponsored by the Dutchess County Office For The Aging, with partial funding provided by the New York State Office for Aging and the U.S. Administration on Aging.
Our program mirrors the Tufts University Strong Living Program, an evidence based program for which our coordinator has received training in the curriculum. The program grew out of published research on bone density in older adults. It is designed to counter the effects of osteoporosis and lead to improvement in mobility, muscle strength, stamina, balance and independence.
Participants start with one pound weights and gradually increase the weight when they feel they are able. Classes meet twice a week for one hour at the locations listed on the Senior Exercise Program Locations Page.
A Matter of Balance is a community class designed to reduce fear of falling, stop the fear of falling cycle, and improve activity levels among community-dwelling older adults.