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Riverside offers ways for older adults to remain fit

While some older adults may feel isolated amid the current COVID-19 pandemic due to concerns for their health, Riverside Wellness and Fitness Centers are working to encourage them to remain healthy by continuing to offer specialized exercise programs for those who feel comfortable returning to exercise.

“Wellness and activity is important to the individuals in our communities,” said Rance Bryant, Riverside Health System Director of Wellness and Fitness Centers. “The benefits of staying active not only improve one’s physical well-being but mentally and cognitively as well. From improving balance and muscular strength to providing brain teaser classes, we are here to help our community members stay independent as they age.”

Building Balance, a prevention program geared toward adults who want to be proactive in preventing falls, is open to anyone. Building Balance classes are held on Tuesdays at 10:30 a.m. and Wednesdays at 1 p.m. at Riverside Wellness and Fitness Center-Middle Pen...

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