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Stay Strong and Healthy in 2019

Posted on 12/21/18 by R. Diane Hall, AARP Missouri

Stay Strong Stay Healthy – Kansas City Public Library Health Challenge

AARP Kansas City is pleased to share an opportunity for a FREE exercise program that will be held in several branches of the Kansa City Public Library.  Stay Strong Stay Healthy is an evidence-based strength-training program designed for older adults.  The eight-week program provided by the University of Missouri Extension includes 16 exercise classes that meet twice weekly for one hour.   The classes are free, but pre-registration is required to secure your spot!  Participants will also receive an AARP Kansas City shoe wallet!

Keep your house key or ID with you as you exercise using a shoe wallet!

Classes will help you build the strength you need to enjoy good health as you age. Stay Strong, Stay Healthy (SSSH) incorporates the latest research to help you develop the fitness, flexibility, and balance that will enable you to live independently longer.

In the hourlong courses held twice a week, trained instructors will lead you through a warmup, easy-to-learn strength exercises, and a cool-down. SSSH exercises are safe and effective, and we’ll provide weights for your use on-site. No need to wear special clothes — just comfortable, loose-fitting pants and shirt, along with sturdy, closed-toe walking shoes.  Have more questions?  Visit the Frequently Asked Questions page!

All sessions will start the week of January 28 and run through the week of March 18.  There will be a kick-off events at most locations to answer questions and provide the necessary paperwork.

Central Library, 14 W 10th St. – Tuesday and Thursday, 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM

      No kick-off at this location.

Northeast Branch – Monday and Wednesday, 5:30 – 6:30 PM

      Kick-off: 1/23/18, 10:00 am-12:00 noon

Westport Branch, 118 Westport Rd. – Monday and Thursday, 10:30 – 11:30 AM

      Kick-off: 1/23/18 4:30-6:30 pm

To register or get more information, contact:  Denise Sullivan-


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