Who knew? “A new study shows that those who can stand on one leg for 10 seconds have less risk of early death.” An article in the October 3rd Fargo Forum describes the One-Legged Stance Performance study which offers “a whole new way of looking at certain skills of physical function.” According to the research, “adults between ages 50 and 75 who could not do this (one-legged stance) faced twice the risk of early death over those who could.” The researchers make the point that in addition to aerobic fitness, flexibility, and strength, stability should be added as a fourth component of fitness.
“What’s important is how little exercise and training is required for people to not be frail….the main thing is to do something” to challenge our stability system. To take the stability test we are to be barefoot with our free foot tucked behind the calf of our standing leg and arms at our sides. Give it a try! (Even if you need to hold on to a chair with one hand, you are still improving your stability.) If you want to work on improving your level of stability, we have some classes for you! HELPERS offers several free classes for ages 55+ that focus on improving all four components of fitness. They are Low-impact Strength Training, Tai Chi Quan, Matter of Balance, and Grow Young Fitness. Consider joining us for fitness and fun! “Aging is not lost youth but a new stage of opportunity and strength.” Betty Friedan
Our Volunteer Drivers are essential to HELPERS ability to provide transportation services for our area seniors for medical appointments in Bville, Fargo/Mrhd, & Fergus Falls.
Drivers are reimbursed for mileage.
If you have some spare time and the heart of a volunteer, please contact us.
We’d appreciate having you on our team!
Fika-“Take a Break” with Coffee & Conversation Oct. 5th
Wednesday, Oct. 5th, 10-11am, HELPERS office.
Please join us for this monthly morning coffee break that is open to all.
Fika is a Swedish coffee tradition; it’s a time set aside for being together, catching up with friends, and enjoying a little something to eat.
Contact HELPERS in advance if you would like transportation assistance.
The Detroit Lakes Cloggers
Wednesday, Oct. 5th, 1:00, Bville Senior Community Center. The Clay County Coalition and HELPERS are excited to bring to you the DL Cloggers.
The group will present live at the Bville Sr Center. Open to all! Join us for fun and refreshments.
No pre-registration necessary.
Grow Young Fitness Program for Seniors
Grow Young Fitness Program for Seniors Barnesville
Channel 12 at 9:05am and 4:05pm Monday through Friday.
Save the Date! November 9th, 10am-12pm: The Remember Project “Steering into the Skid” event, the second in our series of three dementia awareness events.
Registration is available at http://CCAW-skid2022.eventbrite.com or by calling HELPERS at 218-354-7090.
HELPERS Wellness Fair -“Taking Care of Yourself,” September 21st, 10am – 2pm, Hildebrand Hall, Bville.
We’ll have a variety of speakers on issues related to self care, special musical entertainment by performers Sarah Morrau and Rebekka DeVries, vendors for you to visit, lunch, and door prizes.
Watch for more details to come. Pre-registration is required for this free event. Contact HELPERS to register.
Mondays, and Thursdays
Exercises for Seniors,
on Mondays, and Thursdays, 9:30-10, Bville Senior Community Center.
This is a basic, low impact strengthening exercise program to promote body movement and strength.
No pre-registration is required.
Just show up and have fun while also doing your body good!
Tuesday & Friday
Game Day every Tuesday & Thursday, 12:45 to 3pm, at the Bville Senior Community Center Join in the fun & games such as Pinochle, Whist, Hand & Foot and Rummy with other area seniors. Coffee and treats served following the activities. The Senior Community Center is located at 501 2nd Ave. NE. Call 218-493-4277 for more information. Transportation assistance can be provided by calling HELPERS in advance.
Tour of Tables Brunch Fundraiser
Saturday, October 22nd
Tour of Tables is a unique fundraising event in which the general public is invited to “tour” imaginative tablescapes designed by Table Hosts. This will be our first Tour of Tables event! For more information and/or to sign up as a Table Host contact HELPERS. Let your creativity shine at our first Tour of Tables!
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