Staying Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) classes coming to the area

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The Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative (OHAI) Southeast Center of Healthy Aging will be providing the Staying Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) program.

The classes will be held Mondays and Wednesdays from 8-9 a.m. beginning Sept. 11 through Dec. 16, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church located at 501 N. 15th Ave. in Durant.

Classes are offered at no cost to participants and are open to the public; but class size is limited, and pre-registration is recommended.

Staying Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) is a strength, balance and fitness program for older adults. Performing exercises that improve strength, balance and fitness are the single most important activity that adults can do to stay active and reduce their chance of falling.  Each class can be tailored to fit individual needs for any fitness level and can be done sitting or standing.  This class includes warm-up, stretching, cardio, balance, and strengthening exercise, as well as a cool down.

Instructors provided by OHAI, a program of the Donald W. Reynolds Department of Geriatric Medicine at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center. OHAI serves all individuals who are eligible for its programs without regard to race, national origin, ancestry, color, religion, sex, age or disability.

To receive additional information or for reservation in the class, please call Cindy Ruhl, Education Specialist at OHAI’s Southeast Center of Healthy Aging at: (580) 745-9477, Extension 103 or email Cynthia-Ruhl@ouhsc.edu.

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