Morningstar seniors keep fit while sitting

Residents at Morningstar Residential Care Center enjoy an arm exercise during their new Sit and Be Fit exercise class.  One of the many activities options available to Morningstar residents, Sit and Be Fit is a fun way for residents to reap the benefits of regular exercise.  From left are: Bernice Worden, Barbara Burke, Lois Getty, and Hank Racine.
Residents at Morningstar Residential Care Center enjoy an arm exercise during their new Sit and Be Fit exercise class. One of the many activities options available to Morningstar residents, Sit and Be Fit is a fun way for residents to reap the benefits of regular exercise. From left are: Bernice Worden, Barbara Burke, Lois Getty, and Hank Racine.

Residents at Morningstar Residential Care Center filled the community room recently for their first Sit and Be Fit exercise class.

Lively music and a variety of chair exercises kept feet tapping and hands moving as the residents followed an exercise regime that was both challenging and fun.

Physical activity and exercise is one of the healthiest things a person can do.  No matter what age, a person can benefit from regular exercise.

Kelsey Rose, director of activities for Morningstar Residential Care Center, is well aware of that fact and was happy to introduce the Sit and Be Fit exercise class to Morningstar’s list of resident activities.

Rose said all had a good time, and those who attended are looking forward to next week’s class.

“From the smiles on their faces our first Sit and Be Fit class was a success,” she said.. “With the positive feedback I received from our residents, we will be adding the Sit and Be Fit exercise class to our weekly schedule of activities.”

“Studies have shown that even moderate exercise and physical activity are important to the physical and mental well being of almost everyone,” Rose said. “Regular exercise has the ability to make you feel good about yourself and even improve some aspects of cognitive function.”

The positive response Rose received from residents regarding the Sit and Be Fit class has inspired her to consider adding classes such as chair zumba and chair yoga to the list of exercise activities available to the residents.

“The health and wellness of our residents is among our top priorities and regular exercise is a fun and effective way to do so,” said Rose.

Located at 17 Sunrise Drive in Oswego, Morningstar Residential Care Center is a family-owned and operated, 120-bed long-term and sub-acute skilled nursing facility with full rehabilitation services including: physical, occupational and speech therapy; post-surgical orthopedic care; respiratory care; and additional sub acute care services.

For more information, call 342-4790 or visit online at www.morningstarcares.com.

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