StrongWomen Sessions To Begin Jan. 8

Back row, from left, are certified Strong Women trainers Cherrie Clark, Meri Swanson, Joanne E. Nelson and Nancy Kerrin. Seated in front are Ann Galbato and Sue Waterman.

New sessions of Healthy Bones, Chautauqua County’s StrongWomen Program, will begin soon.

StrongWomen is a national evidence-based community exercise and nutrition program targeted to midlife and older men/women. Dr. Miriam E. Nelson and colleagues have developed and evaluated this curriculum. Healthy Bones strength training aims to help women maintain muscle mass, strength and function as they age. The StrongWomen Strength Training Program grew out of research published by Dr. Miriam E. Nelson on bone density in older adults, which became popular through her first book, Strong Women Stay Young. The program began in 2003 with the development of the StrongWomen Strength Training Program curriculum and StrongWomen workshops, which train individuals to become program leaders.

Each class follows the same routine but may vary in times and length. An information session precedes each class to complete the required paperwork with classes beginning shortly thereafter. The course costs $25. Weights are available for use at each location. Winter 2018 classes are beginning at four individual locations throughout Southern Chautauqua County:

¯ Gustavus Adolphus Learning Center cafetorium. An informational meeting will be held Monday, Jan. 8. The courses meet from 5 to 6:15 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, ending March 21. The Gustavus Adolphus Learning Center cafetorium is located at 200 Gustavus Ave., Jamestown. For more information, call Sue Waterman at 789-3741.

¯ St. Timothy Lutheran Church. An informational meeting will be held Monday, Jan. 8. Classes meet from 9 to 10:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, ending Wednesday, March 14. The church is located at 3748 Route 430, Bemus Point. For more information, call Cherrie Clark at 386-3105.

¯ Fairway Pointe Senior Village. An informational meeting will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Jan. 8. Classes are held from 10 to 11:15 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, ending March 21. Fairway Point Senior Village is located at 23 Southwestern Drive, Lakewood. There is open parking. Those attending should use the entrance marked “office” and continue to the community room. For more information, call Courtney Steubing at 483-3601.

Classes are continuing at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Jamestown but are at full capacity.

Additional “Healthy Bones” instructors through Chautauqua County Office for the Aging conduct classes in Dunkirk, Fredonia, Sinclairville and Findley Lake. For more information on Healthy Bones classes or other exercise/wellness programs in the county, contact NY Connects at 753-4582, 661-7581 or 363-4582.

For more information on classes in southern Chautauqua County, call Chautauqua County RSVP at 665-8039.