Community Strength Training Program for Women and Men in Florence County
Register with Sarah Jerue at the Florence County Health Department: 1-715-528-4837
Registration opens July, 2019
The Florence County UW-Extension, Florence County ADRC, and the Florence County Health Department will be offering the StrongBodies Program, an exercise program for middle-aged and older adults. The program is an 10 week class that meets twice a week for about 60 minutes and goes through a routine of 10 exercises using dumbbells and ankle weights (provided). Classes will be offered at the Florence County Natural Resource Center (lower level conference room), starting the week of August 19th – October 23rd, 2019. There will be two class sessions available. Class A will be from 10:00am-11:00am and class B will be from 12:00pm-1:00pm.
The classes are FREE—no cost to attend! Classes are held twice weekly (Mondays and Wednesdays) and each class includes progressive weight training, flexibility, balance activities. Tierany Rugg, UW-Extension Human Development & Relationships Educator is teaching these county-wide programs.
All instructors have been trained in the Strong Bones program and have had personal successes participating and leading strength training.
The Strong Bones Program was developed by Miriam Nelson, Ph.D., an associate professor at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. The Strong Bones Program is based upon years of research on how strength training and proper nutrition improve the health of all ages. “Strength is a critical factor in living healthier, more active lives. Our research shows that a program of strength training not only improves bone density but reduces falls, improves arthritis symptoms, and increases flexibility and strength,” states Dr. Nelson. The program is appropriate for both sedentary and active adults.
Registration opens July, 2019. If you are interested in participating in the Strong Bones Program, please contact Sara Jerue at the Florence County Health Department for proper paperwork and equipment required for participation—1-715-528-4837. You do not have to be a resident of Florence County to participate. Remember: the class is FREE! We hope to see you there.
Kinship Café is hosting a free pancake breakfast on April 6th at 8:30 am – 10:30 am, at the Natural Resource Center (lower level conference room) in Florence County. Come connect and be supported with grandparents and caregivers raising children who have the same concerns, challenges, needs, and interests in a safe, non-judgmental environment.
Kinship Café invites all Grandparents and other non-parental caregivers who are raising grandchildren or children of any age. There will be supervision and activities for the children while the grandparents attend a support group lead by Pathways to Healing’s Cheryl Welch, BS, RN, MS, LPC Clinical Therapist. Participating in the Kinship Café offers many opportunities:
- You will be able to connect to other grandparents and caretakers with the same needs, interests, and concerns.
- Meet in a safe environment that is non-judgmental and supportive.
- Give input to meet the needs of other kinship caretakers.
- Become more informed about issues and resources affecting grandparents who raise grandchildren.
- Make new friends & Have Fun!
Kinship Café is brought to you by UW-Extension, Pathways to Healing, and the Florence County ADRC. Please contact Tierany Rugg- Human Development & Relationships Educator to register for Kinship Café, or with any questions (715) 528-4480 Ext 5. or Tierany.firstname.lastname@example.org