May is National Physical Fitness Month, and there is no better time to start a new senior fitness program. Seniors in the Phoenix area have many ways to stay active with the help of local community centers, colleges, and senior centers, all of which provide a host of programs designed specifically for senior health and fitness. The Phoenix senior care experts at Home Care Assistance have selected some of the best fitness programs in the area to try, many of which are free of charge.
Paradise Valley Community College Programs
PVCC has one of the largest senior fitness programs in the greater Phoenix area. The community college offers several events and classes, including Senior Group Exercise, Tai Chi for Seniors, and a Wellness Breakout Session. Many of these programs are offered free of charge.
SilverSneakers Fitness Program
Seniors as well as local Phoenix caregivers are invited to join the free SilverSneakers fitness program offered in partnership with many Medicare plans. Your loved one selects a nearby location, and then can choose to work out with cardio equipment, swim in the pool, or take group exercise classes designed for senior fitness.
Glendale Community College Fitness Center
GCC participates in the SilverSneakers program, but seniors aged 60 and up who are not eligible can still qualify for a GCC Senior Discount. For an annual rate of $180, your elderly relative can enjoy a membership to the college’s Fitness Center, which offers senior fitness group classes give days a week. Your loved one can choose from classes including Tai Chi, line dance fitness, yoga, and step and strength conditioning.
YMCA Water Fitness Classes
Water exercise is perfect for seniors with mobility issues. The Valley of the Sun YMCA offers water exercise programs including joint range of motion classes and aerobic classes. Call your local YMCA to inquire about discount pricing for seniors.
Paradise Valley Senior Center Activities
Seniors can become a member of the center for just $20 a year and enjoy not only monthly events but daily activities, including daily walks, chair exercises, yoga, Tai Chi, and afternoon dances.
Learn more about senior health and fitness by reaching out to Home Care Assistance. If your loved one needs transportation to and from activities, assistance with errands like grocery shopping or medication pick-up, and help preparing healthy meals for the week ahead, hourly care in Phoenix is a great choice. Your loved one will get the help he or she needs to stay healthy and happy while remaining independent in the comfort of home. Speak with a trusted Care Manager today by calling 602.388.1085. We look forward to hearing from you.