Winter 2018 “Healthy Bones” Classes Announced

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(In back, L to R:) Certified Strong Women© trainers: Cherrie Clark, Meri Swanson, Joanne E. Nelson and Nancy Kerrin. (Seated in front, L to R:) Ann Galbato and Sue Waterman.
(In back, L to R:) Certified Strong Women© trainers: Cherrie Clark, Meri Swanson, Joanne E. Nelson and Nancy Kerrin. (Seated in front, L to R:) Ann Galbato and Sue Waterman.

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“Healthy Bones” is Chautauqua County’s name for the StrongWomen Program. StrongWomen is a national evidence-based community exercise and nutrition program targeted to midlife and older men/women. Dr. Miriam E. Nelson and colleagues have developed and evaluated this curriculum. “Healthy Bones” strength training aims to help women maintain muscle mass, strength, and function as they age.

The StrongWomen Strength Training Program grew out of research published by Dr. Miriam E. Nelson on bone density in older adults, which became popular through her first book, Strong Women Stay Young. The program began in 2003 with the development of the StrongWomen Strength Training Program curriculum and StrongWomen workshops, which train individuals to become program leaders.

Each class follows the same routine but may vary in times and length. An information session precedes each class to complete the required paperwork with classes beginning shortly thereafter. Class cost is $25.00 and weights are available for your use at each location. Winter 2018 classes are beginning at four individual locations throughout
Southern Chautauqua County:

GALC Cafetorium
Informational Meeting:
Classes Begin: Monday, January 8th – meeting each Monday and Wednesday from 5:00 pm until 6:15 pm and concluding on Monday, March 21, 2018.
Location: Gustavus Adolphus Learning Center Cafetorium
200 Gustavus Avenue
Jamestown NY 14701
Contact: to enroll call Sue Waterman at 789-3741

St. Timothy Lutheran Church
Informational Meeting: Monday, January 8, 2017
Classes Begin: Monday, January 8th and meeting each Monday and Wednesday from 9:00 am – 10:30 am and concluding on Wednesday March 14, 2018
Location: St. Timothy Lutheran Church
3748 NY – 430
Bemus Point NY 14712
Contact: to enroll call Cherrie Clark at (716) 386-3105

Fairway Pointe Senior Village
Informational Meeting: Monday, January 8, 2018 at 10:00 am
Classes Begin: Monday, January 15th – meeting each Monday and Wednesday from 10:00 am until 11:15 am and concluding on Wednesday March 21, 2018.
Location: Fairway Point Senior Village
23 Southwestern Drive
Lakewood NY 14750
Open parking and use the entrance marked OFFICE and continue to the Community Room.
Contact: to enroll call Courtney Steubing at 483-3601.
Classes are continuing at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Jamestown but are at full capacity.

Additional “Healthy Bones” instructors through Chautauqua County Office for the Aging conduct classes in Dunkirk, Fredonia, Sinclairville and Findley Lake. For additional information on “Healthy Bones” classes or other exercise/wellness programs in the county, contact NY Connects at 753-4582, 661-7581 or 363-4582.

For additional information on classes in southern Chautauqua County, please feel free to contact Chautauqua County RSVP at 665-8039.