News Release

June 15, 2006

Contact: Carolyn Pennington, 860-679-4864

Powerful Aging Exercise Program – An Rx for Good Health

Classes at Seabury Retirement Community Begin July 6

FARMINGTON, CONN. – Powerful Aging, part of UConn Health Center’s Good Health, Good Life Programs, is branching out. The supervised exercise program for people over 50 will now be offered at the Seabury Retirement Community in Bloomfield, in addition to the UConn Health Center in Farmington and UConn Health Partners in West Hartford.

“Powerful Aging” is designed to safely and effectively improve strength, endurance, mobility and coordination. The program is based on ten years of research and the training of older women and men at the UConn Center on Aging. “We include strategies that will maintain your enthusiasm for an active lifestyle and incorporate strength training that is designed to improve your concentration, balance, and a sense of well-being,” says instructor Corinna Peters.

For older people, exercise can have a significant impact on quality of life, helping to prevent heart attacks and protecting against the “silent disease” osteoporosis. “Powerful Aging” is great for those that have controlled coronary artery disease and other monitored medical conditions. It gives special attention to health care problems - something many other exercise programs can't offer.

The first session of Powerful Aging at the Seabury Retirement Community, 200 Seabury Drive, Bloomfield, will begin Thursday, July 6, and end Thursday, August 31. Classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. The cost is $108 per session and $96 for Celebrate Aging members. To register in person, stop by the Seabury Retirement Community on Thursday, June 29 from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. For further information or directions, please call 860-679-7692 or 800-535-6232.

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