Sonoma Valley Hospital is hosting free classes for “active aging” as part of its senior wellness campaign. At the program, seniors will be able to enjoy safe, supervised exercise classes. The Physical Therapy department at the hospital will be overseeing them. Exercise is so important that no-one should have to miss out, irrespective of their abilities or disabilities. Indeed, as Professional Services director Dawn Kuwahara RN noted, “we know that many disease processes respond positively to exercise.”
The program uses a Medically Oriented Gym, which offers users the opportunity to work with licensed, highly trained physical therapy staff. All members are given an initial evaluation from a physical therapist and then set up with a personalized exercise program. There are also group classes and educational seminars on offer.