Programs for a healthier lifestyle to be offered in Chillicothe

Healthy Living

Strength training for older adults, and a brain fitness class are planned in Chillicothe through the University of Missouri Extension.

The eight-week strength training class for older adults meets at the Grand River Multipurpose Center on Mondays and Wednesdays beginning April 16th.  The hour-long classes start at 1:30 for new participants and 2:45 for those returning.

There are warm-up exercises, eight strengthening exercises with or without hand and leg weights, and cool-down stretches. Weights will be available at the site, and trainers will assist.

The cost of the training is $25.00 however, Livingston County residents ages 60 and older get the $25 refunded if they participate in at least seventy percent of the classes. That’s because of a grant from the Livingston County Senior Tax Board. Individuals under 60 and those from outside Livingston County may attend the class but are not eligible for the $25.00. Pre-registration is required by Tuesday, April 10.

The brain fitness course is called Boost Your Brain and Memory and totals eight sessions, April 16th through June 11th. The one hour class starts mornings at 10 o’clock and helps form habits to live a healthier lifestyle, remember things better, be more organized, and regulate emotions.

Each participant receives a workbook, including memory exercises, tips on nutrition and exercise, and summaries of evidence-based research on brain health.

The cost for the brain fitness course also is $25.00, although Livingston County residents ages 60 and older get a refund of the fee if they meet the attendance guidelines.

The brain fitness course has a maximum of 15 participants and registration can be made by contacting Jessica Trussell at the Livingston County Extension office in Chillicothe. The phone number is 660-646-0811.