Food and exercise go hand-in-hand. Growing Stronger helps those of us age 50 + years to improve our overall well-being. Strong muscles, strong bones and good balance enable us to enjoy the things in life that we find important.
Research indicates that strength-training programs like Growing Stronger are a safe and effective way to maintain our ability to do the things we want and remain independent. Remember, the benefits of muscle-strengthening activity extend beyond our muscles. These activities assist in maintaining our balance, reduce the symptoms of arthritis, lower our risk of many chronic diseases associated with aging and strengthen our bones. As we age, good balance protects us from falls and bone strength decreases our risk of serious injury. This is true regardless of gender. Other benefits include improved sleep quality and a healthy state of mind as indicated by less reported depression, improved self-confidence and self-esteem. The Growing Stronger Program benefits women and men whether they are currently active or not, since each person starts at their own level.
Spring 2014, Vanetta Conn attended a training hosted and funded by The Eastern Adirondack Health Care Network's initiative, Get Moving for Healthy Aging. Now Cornell Cooperative Extension Franklin County (CCE Franklin) and Alice Hyde Medical Center (AHMC) facilitate the Growing Stronger Program, here in Malone at the First Congregational Church. Trained leaders, Josy Delaney from AHMC and Vanetta Conn want to invite you to join us for this no cost to you program. We meet from 10-11:30 in the morning on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Click here to download a registration packet.
The Growing Stronger Program at the St. Regis Mohawk Tribe Office for Aging has been very successful also. Programming stars again on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 10:00 to 11:15 am beginning May 2, 2017 through October, 2017.
Last updated November 27, 2017