Friends of Community Fitness receives grant for new Senior Center

GUILFORD — The Maine Community Foundation has authorised a grant of $10,000 for a Senior Center at Friends of Community Fitness. The Senior Center shall be used for social gatherings and a brand new cardiovascular health program known as Healthy4Life. The new program shall be particularly geared towards neighborhood members which have accomplished the HeartWise program or have a referral from their medical suppliers. Participants will use tools similar to Schwinn fan bikes and light-weight weights for a delicate train routine guided by Senior Program Director Terri Kelley Palin.

According to the CDC, about 47 p.c of Americans have at the very least one in every of three key threat components for coronary heart illness: hypertension, excessive ldl cholesterol and smoking. “The mission of Healthy4Life is to encourage member’s lifelong health journey,” Palin mentioned. “There is a superb want for this program in Piscataquis County.”

The 4 key elements of the category shall be cardiovascular train, energy coaching, schooling and help,” mentioned Friends of Community Fitness Executive Director Britney Gallagher.  “We are excited to supply this new alternative and increase our senior program choices at Community Fitness.”

Contact Community Fitness for extra data and to register for Healthy4Life by calling 207-876-4813 or emailing [email protected].

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