Newport 60+ Activity Center Hosts Virtual ‘Walk With Ease’ February 8 – March 17 | Community

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The Newport Parks and Recreation Department 60+ Activity Center, in partnership with Samaritan Health Services and the National Recreation and Parks Department, will offer a virtual 12-session “Walk with Ease” program beginning Tuesday, February 8. Classes will be offered via Zoom from 11 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

“Walk with Ease” is a free walking program for anyone who wants to move more, reduce pain, and safely and comfortably engage in a gentle walking program. Join in for virtual camaraderie and support twice a week, then walk and ride when it’s convenient for you.

The Walk with Ease program, developed by the Arthritis Foundation, has been proven to help reduce pain and stiffness associated with arthritis and provide benefits for people managing other chronic conditions. Walking is one of the safest and most beneficial forms of exercise for most people with arthritis and other chronic health conditions. It’s safer and places less strain on your body than most other forms of aerobic exercise – those that build endurance and boost cardiovascular fitness. Walking is an especially good exercise choice if you’re older or have been less active.

This virtual “Walk with Ease” program will be led by a qualified instructor, Bryn McCornack, who will provide information and tools you can use to help you manage chronic disease symptoms and improve your quality of life. You will learn the benefits of how small increases in physical activity can lead to big benefits for your health.

To register online, go to www.newportoregon.gov/sc. A Zoom link will be sent to everyone who registers for the course. If you have limited or no “Zoom” experience, contact the 60+ Activity Center at 541-265-9617 to arrange a tutorial over the phone or in person at 20 SE 2nd Street, Newport, OR

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