Health Center and Railway Village collaborate for senior fitness

Mon, 09/28/2020 - 10:00am

The Boothbay Region Health Center is happy to announce that its Fit, Flexible & Strong Wellness Program will be happening again for the fifth year. The Boothbay Railway Village has graciously offered to let the classes be held in their old Boothbay Town Hall rather than at the Community Center Annex classroom (which is too small to allow appropriate social distancing).  The Boothbay Railway's Steve Markowitz was in full support, along with their board of directors of this year's FFS Program.

“Helping keep people healthy and connected to the community is what both the Health Center and we have in common. We are happy to help,” said Markowitz.

Mary Baudo, the program's developer and leader says “There is plenty of room for the limited number of class participants spaced out 14 feet apart with high ceilings and a cross breeze from the windows and doors.”

This is a Wellness program; not just an exercise class, so consistent attendance is highly recommended. Strength, balance and flexibility along with healthy lifestyle tips are always covered in each class. Participants will be guided to one of two classes offered on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays to start on Wednesday, Oct. 14. Class times are 9:30-10:30 a.m. and 10:30-11:30 a.m.  Fees are different based on whether the person is returning or new. In some instances, health Insurance wellness plans may help cover the cost with a reimbursement. The wellness program is designed to keep seniors agile, flexible, strong, and to be able to maintain good balance — which is particularly important as we age.

Due to the limited number of participants allowed this year, returning participants have priority but new students are encouraged to contact Mary Baudo for more information:   207-357-3563