FIGHT AGAINST CHRONIC DISEASE
The Sewickley Valley YMCA help individuals to manage chronic diseases through programs such as Enhance Fitness, an arthritis management program, Delay the Disease which helps to delay the progression of Parkinson's, and LiveSTRONG a program supporting cancer survivors. Being healthy means more than simply being physically active. It’s about maintaining a balanced spirit, mind and body.
Delay the Disease
This evidence-based fitness program, led by a certified Delay the Disease instructor, is designed to empower people with Parkinson’s disease and other neurological disorders, and their caregivers and spouses. This class optimizes physical function and helps to delay the progression of symptoms.
Participation may lead to increased self-confidence and independence, decreased the risk of falls, minimized fatigue, reduced rigidity, and improved mobility. Form ore information about Delay the Disease please contact Adriane Stoner at 412-741-9622 ext. 120 or firstname.lastname@example.org
January 3 - March 9
March 14 - May 18
WHEN: Tuesdays & Thursdays 11 a.m.
TIME: 1 hour
Enhance®Fitness is a proven community-based senior fitness and arthritis management program. Its purpose is to help older adults become more active, energized, and empowered for independent living. Enhance®Fitness has been nationally recognized by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, US Department of Health and Human Services, US Department on Aging, and the National Council on Aging.
IN EACH ENHANCE®FITNESS CLASS, PARTICIPANTS EXPERIENCE:
• A certified instructor with special training to bring out their physical best
• Exercises focusing on cardiovascular endurance,strength, flexibility, and balance which can help reduce arthritis symptoms.
• A relaxed atmosphere that encourages social interaction, which is proven to be a vital part of senior health and wellbeing.
January 9 - April 28
WHERE: Hunter Gym
WHEN: Mondays, Wednesdays & Fridays 1:30 p.m.
TIME: 1 hour
LIVESTRONG, Healthy Living with Cancer
This program will fulfill the important need of supporting cancer survivors who are transitioning from treatment and want to regain physical and emotional strength. This twelve-week program for adult cancer survivors (diagnosis through remission) meets twice a week for an hour and thirty minutes. Class is conducted by a certified cancer exercise specialist.
- Build muscle and strength while increasing flexibility and endurance
- Reduce the severity of therapy side effects
- Prevent unwanted weight change
- Improve energy and self-esteem
In addition, this free program provides participants a supportive environment and a feeling of community with their fellow survivors. The costs associated with the program are underwritten by donations to the Y. Space is limited. (7 maximum participants) For further information contact Adriane Stoner, Senior Director for Health and Wellness at 412- 741-9622 ext. 120 or Kelly Wagner, Senior Director for Aquatics at 412-741-9622 ext. 110.
January 10 - March 30
April 4 - June 22
WHEN: Tuesdays & Thursdays 11:30 a.m.