Health & Wellness Programs
The Center offers a variety of opportunities for older adults to improve and maintain "functional fitness," a term that applies to one's ability to adequately perform the activities of daily living essential in maintaining an independent lifestyle. Our program is based on the Rikli & Jones research study of community-residing older adults that concluded seniors need to maintain capabilities in seven areas in order to prevent the decline that can lead to disability and loss of independent functioning. These areas include: upper & lower body strength, upper & lower body flexibility, aerobic endurance, agility & balance, and weight control. Center exercise classes and fitness equipment on-site in our 4,000 square foot Archibald C. Rufty Fitness Annex are geared toward addressing these seven critical areas. In addition, we offer several evidenced-based programs such as the Stanford Chronic Disease Managment Program, A Matter of Balance, the Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program, and Fit & Strong, as well as offer a structured walking program. One can also participate in health screenings, support groups for health related issues, and other health education resources.