SCRANTON — Penn State Extension and The University of Scranton are offering Growing Stronger programs for people over the age of 40 at two Lackawanna County locations: the Abington Senior Center, 1151 Winola Road, Clarks Summit, and the West Side Active Adult Community, 1004 Jackson St., Scranton.
Since 2006, Penn State Extension’s Growing Stronger program has helped older adults to remain independent. Growing Stronger stems from Tufts University’s Dr. Miriam Nelson’s Strong Women’s program, which was designed to prevent osteoporosis in mid-life women. Penn State Extension’s Growing Stronger is inclusive for males and females over 40 and provides not only osteoporosis prevention health, but also various nutrition lessons in maintaining and sustaining independent living.
The program meets twice a week for twelve weeks and involves participants lifting manageable weights, stretching key muscle groups, and warming up and cooling down. The Clarks Summit program will be held from 1 to 2 p.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, beginning Sept. 8, and the Scranton one from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, beginning Sept. 7.
The cost of the program is $105 for those who register before Aug. 24 and $115 after that date. The registration deadline is Sept. 2. For more information or to register, contact Samantha Q. DeSantis at the Penn State Extension at 570-963-6842, ext. 1381.
Information provided by Penn State Extension.