Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency on Aging Celebrates Go4Life® Month
with Event Highlighting Importance of Exercise for Older Adults
September has been designated Go4Life Month and the Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency on Aging is celebrating by partnering with Springfield Resource Center to offer an exercise class on Thursday, September 17th at 12pm at 1260 Main Street. The class will be led by Lisa Bamber, an instructor at Otero Junior College and certified by the National Exercise Trainers Association. Free materials on exercise techniques will be distributed at the event.
Go4Life is the national exercise and physical activity campaign for people 50+ from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) at NIH, part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. The campaign seeks to empower older adults to become more physically active.
The Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency on Aging is dedicated to serving seniors in Southeast Colorado. In accordance with the Older Americans Act, the Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency on Aging provides services and advocacy to older adults. The service goals are to enrich the lives of older Coloradans and to help maximize independence while enhancing quality of life. The agency is participating in Go4Life to draw attention to the importance of aging well.
Go4Life is based on studies showing that older adults can exercise safely and should exercise regularly to help prevent many of the chronic conditions and disability associated with aging. Despite the growing list of benefits of exercise for people of all ages, U.S. adults tend to become less active as they age. Go4Life is trying to make a difference, by providing information and motivational tools to help older adults increase their physical activity and by working with the Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency on Aging to support their efforts.
The centerpiece of the Go4Life campaign is an interactive website—Go4Life.nia.nih.gov—with sample exercises, success stories, and free materials to motivate the growing numbers of Baby Boomers—and their parents—get ready, start exercising, and keep going to improve their health and achieve a better quality of life.
For more information about the Lower Arkansas Valley Area Agency on Aging, please visit www.oterogov.com/departments/human-services/adult-services/area-agency-on-aging or call (719) 383-3166. Visit Go4life.nia.nih.gov/month to learn more about Go4Life Month.
Go4Life® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.