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RSVP osteoporosis exercise class

The RSVP program offers free exercise classes for men and women over the age of 50. These special exercises require hand weights and adjustable weights and have been developed to build strong bones and help prevent osteoporosis. This program, which provides fitness exercise classes for seniors, is based on the Strong Women Program developed at Tufts University. Our primary goal is to empower older women and men to reduce their osteoporosis risk through proper exercise and nutrition and to maintain their independence and quality of life. Program goals also include having healthier bones, reducing the risk of falling, increasing strength and improving balance, feeling better and having more energy and the opportunity to socialize. New participants may start at any time. There is no fee for the program. Everyone must complete the required paperwork prior to his or her participation in a class. Contact RSVP for more information at 566-0944. There are seven sites in Clinton County to choose from: Altona Town Hall, Mondays and Wednesdays at 9:30 a.m.; St. Josephs Church Hall, Dannemora, Mondays at 10 a.m.; Peru Community Church Fellowship Hall, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:30 a.m.; Beekman Towers activity room, Boynton Avenue, Plattsburgh, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 2 p.m.; Wesleyan Church, Military Turnpike; Wednesdays at 7 p.m. and Saturdays 9:30a.m.; Senior Citizens Council, N. Catherine St., Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m.; CVPH Wellness Center, New York Ave, Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. The Senior Connection is a column provided by the Clinton County Office for the Aging. For more information about services for senior citizens, contact their office at 135 Margaret St., Suite 105, Plattsburgh, or call them at 565-4620.

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