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Michigan Senior Center Recognized with 'Prescription for Better Health Award' from the National Council on Aging and CVS/pharmacy
Date:3/17/2009

n to the physical component of the program, the seniors are also able to develop relationships with local college students.

Resources for Seniors, Inc. (Wake County, N.C.) - The "Fit & Strong" program blends a cardiovascular, strength and flexibility program with a group problem-solving curriculum. The program is designed to help manage the symptoms of arthritis, develop confidence in the ability to exercise safely with arthritis and promote a commitment to lifestyle change. The program is 8-weeks long and meets three days a week for 90-minute sessions that include an education and discussion component. Before the end of the 8-week program, participants meet with the instructor to develop an individualized exercise contract that fosters ongoing maintenance of physical activity.

Traverse City Senior Center and the senior centers that received honorable mentions will have an opportunity to present their unique health program during an NCOA monthly Healthy Aging series webinar in May 2009.

To view the winning programs, learn more about how the programs can be implemented in other locations, and for an upcoming posting of webinar dates and times, please visit: www.ncoa.org.

About the National Council on Aging

The National Council on Aging is a non-profit service and advocacy organization headquartered in Washington, DC. NCOA is a national voice for older Americans - especially those who are vulnerable and disadvantaged - and the community organizations that serve them. It brings together non-profit organizations, businesses and government to develop creative solutions that improve the lives of all older adults. NCOA works with thousands of organizations across the country to help seniors find jobs and benefits, improve their health, live independently and remain active in their communities. For more information,
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