HEALTH & EXERCISE
Regular physical activity is key to a long and healthy life. Exercise helps lower risk factors for common diseases associated with aging, including heart disease, diabetes, obesity, and high blood pressure. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommend that older adults perform moderate-intensity exercise (e.g. brisk walking) for at least two-and-a-half hours each week and muscle-strengthening activity two or more times per week.
While Sarah’s Circle serves only those who are able to live independently, we also offer an array of education and wellness services to keep our seniors healthy. Every other Friday morning, we host a wellness clinic staffed by nurses from Kaiser Permanente. Our nurses provide routine health screenings, one-on-one advice on disease prevention and health management, and group sessions covering a variety of wellness topics. Adoption of good health habits is key to remaining independent despite advancing age, and our goal is to equip our seniors with what they need to continue to successfully age in place.
Our yoga, meditation, and exercise classes are open to any senior interested in improving his or her physical fitness. We encourage seniors of all fitness levels to join and the classes are tailored to those in wheelchairs or who prefer to exercise seated in a chair.
Sarah’s Circle yoga is perfect for both newcomers and yoga aficionados alike. Yoga is key to improving strength, muscle tone, balance, and flexibility and can be a key factor in helping seniors recover more quickly from accident or injury.
We offer both guided meditation and tai chi, which is more movement-focused, to provide seniors with a safe space to reflect and stretch their mental and physical muscles.