Growing Stronger is a strength training program for adults 55 years of age and older developed by Miriam Nelson, PhD, at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University.
The program involves strength training exercises that have been shown to increase the strength of one’s muscles, maintain the integrity of one’s bones, and improve one’s balance, coordination, and mobility. In addition, strength training can help reduce the signs and symptoms of many chronic diseases and can help reduce older adults’ risk of falling.
Join friends in your community to become physically active! Participate in a 1-hour strength-training routine twice a week using hand weights and leg weights. Classes are FREE and are led by trained Growing Stronger Volunteer Leaders.
11 Convenient Locations Across Allegany County
Click here to view the Growing Stronger Brochure.
Am I Too Old Too Start?
You can never be too old to start! In Allegany County residents as old as 104 have achieved success from the program. Participants have found with exercise, their pain decreases and their ability to perform daily activities has improved.
New Participants Welcome
New participants are always welcome to the FREE program. All new participants must complete a New Participant Registration Packet which includes the following documentation:
All of the participant forms must be completed and returned to the site leader before you may begin participating in the Growing Stronger class. Please note, you must receive consent from your physician before you may begin the program.
For further information, please contact Melissa Biddle at Ardent Solutions at 585-593-5223, ext. 1015 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.