Attn seniors: Openings at EnhanceFitness sites
The Agency on Elderly Affairs (AEA) today announced openings for seniors 60 and older in the award winning EnhanceFitness program. The openings are at several sites including the Līhu‘e, Hanapēpē and Kekaha neighborhood centers (NC):
Līhu‘e NC – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.; 1:45 to 2:45 p.m.; and 3 to 4 p.m.
Hanapēpē NC – Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, 9:45 to 10:45 a.m.
Kekaha NC – Monday, Wednesday, Friday, 8 to 9 a.m.
Designed for both active and frail older adults, EnhanceFitness is a low impact, strength-training program that focuses on balance, strength, endurance, and flexibility.
The one-hour class includes cardio exercises and strength training using adjustable weights, flexibility and stretching, and balance training, which is important for the prevention of falls.
The classes are taught by certified fitness instructors that are especially trained to follow the design of the program.
Hawai‘i is one of a number of states that received a grant from the U.S. Administration on Aging to develop programs that empower older adults to take control of their health.
The statewide initiative is called Healthy Aging Partnership – Empowering Elders.
On Kaua‘i, the EnhanceFitness program is being offered by the AEA in collaboration with several organizations and individuals including: Department of Parks and Recreation; Dr. Arnulfo Diaz; Kapa‘a United Church of Christ; Kaua’i Community College, Nursing Department; Kaua‘i Economic Opportunity, Inc.; Kaua‘i District Health Office; and Terri Halliday/Lifelong Fitness.
To sign up for the program or for more information, please contact Johnny Yago, program coordinator, at 241-4898 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
To request an ASL interpreter, materials in an alternate format, or other auxiliary aid support, please contact Johnny Yago at the phone number or email address listed above.
Jacquelyn “Jackie” Schoening, a participant in the EnhanceFitness program, demonstrates to Program Coordinator Johnny Yago how she has learned to use a dumbbell.