The Bucksport Bay Healthy Communities Coalition: Elder Services & Programs
A Matter of Balance — is an 8-week award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. Classes help participants learn to:
• view falls and fear of falling as controllable
• set realistic goals for increasing activity
• change their environment to reduce fall risk factors
• promote exercise to increase strength and balance
TO REGISTER or find out more information please contact Bucksport Bay Healthy Communities Coalition at 469-6682. Download a sample flyer for more details.
Strength Training —Low cost--high pay off exercise program. Classes include strength training, aerobics, stretching and balancing. Sessions are held weekly on Tuesday and Friday from 9:00 – 10:00 A.M. at the Jewett School. Call 469-3518 to register.
Growing Stronger Program
As an older adult, regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. It can prevent many of the health problems that seem to come with age. It also helps your muscles grow stronger so you can keep doing your day-to-day activities without becoming dependent on others. For these reasons the Bucksport Parks and Recreation Department is sponsoring the Growing Stronger Program.
Growing Stronger classes include a variety of activities including some light muscle work, stretching techniques, breath work, and more. This course has been developed from a sequence of scientific studies and research proving that strength training shows a variety of positive results including reversing bone loss, improving energy and balance, helping your heart, relieving arthritis symptoms, and boosting your metabolism.
The class is open to Bucksport area senior citizens, age 55 and up. Classes are geared to meet the needs of participants of all physical abilities. To register you will need to fill out the attached medical forms, obtain a physician’s signature, and call the Bucksport Recreation Department at 469-3518 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Classes will be held Tuesdays and Fridays from 9:00a.m to 10:00 a.m. at the Jewett School Community Center. Any further questions, please do not hesitate to call Tim Emery or Barb Ames at 469-3518
The Bucksport Senior Center offers programs and services for citizens 55 and over from the communities of Bucksport, Orland, Verona Island and Prospect. For more information logon click here.