NRPA (National Recreation & Parks Association) held a campaign to improve and maintain the health and well-being of older adults by increasing opportunities for physical activity through local Parks and Recreation agencies. NRPA, with the support of the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) offered local Park and Recreation agencies across the country training grants for Physical Activity Programs.
The Newport 60+ Activity Center was selected to receive a training grant for the evidence-based physical activity program “Walk With Ease”. Walk With Ease is a free 6-week class. These evidence-based classes are designed to reduce pain, build confidence in being physically active, and to improve overall health. No matter what your age or fitness level, this program will help connect you with other community members who want to improve their health through a gentle walking program that helps them begin slowly, at a comfortable level for them and gradually increase to continue on a lifetime path to improved health.
This class will be meeting three times each week for six weeks, on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 3:00 – 4:00 pm. Class size is limited, so call or stop by to sign up. Class dates are: November 5 – December 17, 2018.
For more information, call 541-265-9617, or stop by the Newport 60+ Activity Center located at 20 SE 2nd Street, Newport, OR. To see a complete listing of trips, events, classes and presentations: www.newportoregon.gov/sc. Find us on Facebook: www.facebook.com/NewportSeniorActivityCenter