Exercise is crucial for seniors, and some prefer the structure of a workout program because it gives them the motivation they need to engage in regular physical activity. However, some fitness programs are too intensive for people over 65, which makes it important to find a program designed more specifically for seniors. Jefferson County elderly home care professionals have put together a list of local exercise programs your senior loved one may want to look into.
1. Easy Exercises
The Green Mountain Recreation Center at 13198 West Green Mountain Drive offers a SilverSneakers Classic class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10:45am to 11:45am. This class was designed specifically for older individuals. In this class, your loved one can learn exercises that can help increase his or her strength, agility and coordination, while boosting his or her overall fitness level.
2. Pool Workout
The Golden Community Center at 1470 10th Street offers an Aqua Aerobics class on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 9am to 10:15am through May 2017. The aerobic exercises designed for this class can help enhance your loved one’s cardiovascular endurance, concentration, balance, and muscle tone. Your loved one doesn’t need swimming skills to take this class, and he or she can work in the water depth that makes him or her the most comfortable. This class is done in a lap pool, and all necessary equipment is provided.
The Wheat Ridge Recreation Center at 4005 Kipling Street offers a drop-in SeniorSneakers Yoga class on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 9:55am that was designed specifically for older people. The class features a mix of yoga styles focused on slow movements taught from both seated and standing positions. The exercises taught in this class can help boost your loved one’s strength, flexibility, and balance.
4. Low-Impact Aerobics
The Carmody Recreation Center at 2200 South Kipling Street offers an ongoing Fit Forever class specifically created for seniors on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays from 8am to 9am. The goal of this class is to increase endurance and cardio fitness. This low-impact class also uses intervals to boost heart rates that can help your loved one lose weight and increase his or her strength, balance, posture, and flexibility.
If your loved one prefers to exercise at home but needs assistance doing so, reach out to Home Care Assistance, Our caregivers can assist with exercise and mobility, provide transportation, and help with a wide variety of everyday tasks. We also offer specialized Parkinson’s, stroke, and dementia care Jefferson County, CO, seniors can count on. For more information on our elder care services, call one of our qualified Care Managers at (303) 987-5992 today.