Enjoy the autumn breeze while walking with us! If you prefer a climate controlled class join us for one of our indoor exercise classes. The Salem County Department of Health & Human Services’ Office on Aging and Disabilities invites you to “Move Yourself!” this September at our indoor and outdoor activities.

The popularity of the indoor exercise classes continue two days a week, with a nurse on site for indoor exercise activities. Caregivers are welcome to attend with their client or family member. On Thursdays, participants have the option of going outside to take part in a group walk at one of the county’s parks.

Indoor exercise classes include Core Strength, High Intensity Interval Training, Chair Yoga, Indoor Walking, and Stretch & Strength. These low impact exercises are great for a beginner, senior, or individuals with disabilities or special needs.

The indoor exercises will take place at 10:30 am every Tuesday and Thursday at the Mid-Atlantic States Training Center (formerly known as Queen of Apostles), 391 South Broadway, Pennsville. The popular outdoor walk, which will take place every Thursday at 10:30 am in various parks throughout the county. Both feature information on various health topics.

Transportation will be available through the Scoot buses operated through County Office of Aging and Disabilities. For Scoot transportation information and reservations, call (856) 339-8644. Reservations require 48 hours advance notice.

There are other benefits for taking part in the Move Yourself! program:

  • Twice a month, the Office of Aging and Disabilities offers free box lunches to seniors who participate in the exercise program. In September, boxed lunches will be given out on Thursday, September 12th and Thursday, September 26th. Seniors must register 48 hours in advance by calling the general information number, (856) 339-8622.

Following Thursday exercises and walks, a special topic is presented. In September, participants will learn Health tips for Emergency Preparation. Thursday, September 5th-Disaster Cooking

(Cooking Presentation), Thursday, September 12th- Hands Only CPR, Thursday, September 19th- Emergency Go Bags and Your Medications and Thursday, September 26th– Vector borne diseases and how to keep yourself safe.

  • Once a month, on the last Tuesday, the nursing division offers free screenings for sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Below is the list of dates for indoor exercise classes at Mid-Atlantic States Training Center, 391 South Broadway in Pennsville, and the park locations for the outdoor walks. All classes begin at 10:30 a.m.

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  • Tuesday, September 3rd
    – Stretch at Mid-Atlantic States Training Center (Indoor)
  • Thursday, September 5th
    – Salem County Recreation Park Corner of Route 130 and Perkintown Rd (Outdoor) o Core Strength & Indoor Walk Mid-Atlantic States Training Center (Indoor)
  • Tuesday, September 10th
    – High Intensity Interval Training Mid-Atlantic States Training Center (Indoor)
  • Thursday, September 12th
    – Riverview Beach Park- Route 49 Pennsville (Outdoor)
    – Tai Chi & Stretch-Mid-Atlantic States Training Center (Indoor)
  • Tuesday, September 17th
    – Strength (optional 2-5 lb hand weights) Mid-Atlantic States Training Center (Indoor)
  • Thursday, September 19th
    – Carneys Point Recreation Park- Pennsgrove-Auburn Rd. Carneys Point (Outdoor) o Chair Yoga (optional yoga mat) Mid-Atlantic States Training Center (Indoor)
  • Tuesday, September 24th
    – High Intensity Interval Training Mid-Atlantic States Training Center (Indoor)
  • Thursday, September 26th
    – Fort Mott State Park- Fort Mott Rd Pennsville (Outdoor)
    – Core Strength & Indoor Walk Mid-Atlantic States Training Center (Indoor)

 In the event of severe weather, the outdoor exercise class may be cancelled, or moved inside, please contact 856-339-8622.

For more information about Move Yourself! Salem County Exercise Program, visit us online at health.salemcountynj.gov or call 856-339-8622. Also, get regular updates and walk dates and times at our Facebook page, located at www.facebook.com/SalemCountyHealth.

Move Yourself September

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