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March 2017 Go4Life Partner Update

Tuesday, March 21, 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rebecca Nordan
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Go4LifeMonthly Update, March 2017

 

go4life_posterOrder freeGo4Lifeposters

Looking for a way to brighten up your waiting room or bulletin board? Order freeGo4Lifeposters that encourage older adults to be active every day! The posters also illustrate activity ideas that incorporate all four types of exercise—endurance, strength, balance and flexibility.

Request your copies here.

Help Older Adults Meet Their Fitness Goals!

As the weather warms, there are more opportunities to be active outdoors. Check out theseGo4LifeTip Sheets to help you encourage older adults in your life to be more active.

Get Moving! Motivating the 50+ Community– Working with older adults may require different communication skills than working with younger adults. Get tips for motivating the 50+ community here.

Help Your Staff Promote Physical Activity– This tip sheet, designed for medical office staff, can help make encouraging physical activity an officewide pursuit!

Supporting Your Employees’ Physical Activity Goals–Support your employees in their efforts to be more active. Create a supportive environment, and make physical activity happen.

Get more motivationalGo4LifeTip Sheets. And don’t forget to share with your colleagues!

Go4Life MonthUpdate: Move More withGo4Life!

Get ready forGo4Life Month2017 in September! This year’s theme is “Move More withGo4Life!” -- challenging older adults to step up their activity by working out more frequently, for longer periods of time, or with more intensity. Each week in September will target one of the four exercise types recommended for older adults: endurance, strength, balance and flexibility.

Stay tuned for ideas, tips, and resources to help you plan forGo4Life Month2017.In the meantime, get inspired with last year’sGo4Life Monthhighlights video.

Already have ideas or suggestions forGo4Life Month2017? Send us an email atgo4life@mail.nih.gov.

 

success_fitnessPartner in the Spotlight: Success Fitness Chicago

Good fellowship, good food, and good moves! That’s what these men experience by following up theirWednesdaymorning breakfast fellowship with exercises fromGo4Life.Led by trainer Carol LongmanofSuccess Fitness Chicago, aGo4Lifepartner, the 30-minute class focuses on building strength and improving balance, two of the four exercise types recommended for older adults.“It’s helpful that we have a take-home book that follows the exercises we do in class” says Herb, a member of the group.“The pictures and layout make it easy to find exercises and practice them.” Yet another way to fit exercise and physical activity into everyday life!

Would you like to haveGo4Lifefeature your organization? Email us atgo4life@mail.nih.govand tell us how you’re usingGo4Lifeto help older adults be more active. And don’t forget to include a photo, videos and/or quotes from participants.

Welcome to the newGo4Lifepartners

American Bone Health

Anderson Valley Health Center

Commission on Aging Wellness Council

Greenfield Senior Living

Hopland Band of Pomo Indians, Health Department

Kaimiola Polynesian Dance

Kiwanis Club of Oak Cliff

Legacy at Fairways

National Association of Caregivers Giving Care

The Eight

Village of Niles Senior Center

 

National Institute on Aging

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