Recent studies have again restated that the new emphasis on exercise and diet is not just a passing fad.  The many benefits to exercise are not questioned for the mainstream population, but focus needs to extend toward the population that includes the upcoming 'old middle-age' group of baby boomers that is now reaching maturity.

As cited in "Get Moving Seniors-Age Is No Excuse". U.S. News and World Report 12 November 2007, approximately 40% of men and women over the age of 70 reports that they do not perform any type of exercise at all. Seniors must become educated about the correlation between health and independent living, especially as we reach and pass the 70-year mark.

Benefits to exercise are not only limited to improved balance, and fall prevention, but also extend to good cardiovascular health, an improved sense of well-being and control over life's many obstacles. In addition, other benefits of exercise include increased bone density, flexibility and continued sharpness of the mind. Exercise has been proven to decrease the risk of dementia and the natural dulling of the mind commonly experienced by elders.

Aerobic exercise is not beyond the capabilities of those over 65 either. Running, walking, swimming and other forms of cardiovascular activities are very beneficial. Maintaining an increased heart rate for at least 45 minutes 4-5 days a week reaps rewards that are frequently overlooked. Blood sugar levels remain in check, cholesterol levels generally drop, and fat levels decrease as metabolism is increased.

It is never too late to begin an exercise program. As always, consult your physician first before starting any new program or diet, he or she may have additional resources or information to help you.  The senior center offers Silver Sneakers exercise classes on Tuesday & Thursday at 10-10:45am.

Contact the Senior Center for more information about our exercise programs.  There is too much to lose by not moving and getting started on your own personal fitness plan. So get out there, start exercising, and have the time of your life.






Trivity Health’s Silver Sneakers Fitness Program is a comprehensive older-adults physical activities program that addresses the needs of the 60 + year old population. Muscular Strength & Range of Movement is the core class of this exercise program. Come on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 10AM - 10:45AM and get yourself back in shape. Come and see how much better you’ll feel after a 45 minute workout.. There is no cost for this program and Senior Center membership is not required for individuals 60 and older.

The name of the game
is "stay healthy"

Day: Tuesday and Thursday
Time: 10:00 - 10:45 am
Place: Oxford Area Senior Center
Cost: No fee
Instructor: Barbara Bond
Everyone is invited to attend.

Chair exercise program the promotes flexibility, strength, balance, coordination and circulation for the body. It is here at the Center.

Wear comfortable clothing. If you have any questions or would like more information about the class, please call the center at 610-932-5244.

Senior Center membership is not required for individuals 60 and older to participate in the SilverSneakers Exercise programs. There is no cost to participate.

Spring is here - time to get in shape.

ZUMBA fitness classes have began at the
Oxford Area Senior Center


Classes will be every

4:30-5:15 pm   4:30-5:15 pm

Just $3 a class!

Bring a friend or 2 or 3!

Kim Malone, Certified Zumba Instructor

For more information, call Kim @ 610-620-4676
or Jim McLeod @ 610-932-5244.



Gentle Stretching
Chair "Yoga Like" Class

Monday & Friday
11:00 am - 11:30 am


Fall Prevention
Balancing Exercises to
Reduce Fall Risk

Tuesdays @ 11:00-11:30am

This class is designed to improve fall prevention by increasing awareness of fall risks, focusing on a stronger base and strengthening core muscles. 


Light Weight Lifting
to Increase Bone Density

Thursdays @ 11:00-11:30am

This class will focus on lifting light weights which will help build stronger bones and muscles. 





The Oxford Senior Center is a member agency of the

United Way


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