During April and May, the York County Area Agency on Aging will host free educational workshops to learn about the “10-Keys™ to Healthy Aging.”
Taught by a certified health ambassador, the five-week program will be held at two locations beginning in April:
Mondays, April 8–May 6, 9-11 a.m.
Bob Hoffman YMCA Dover, 1705 Palomino Drive, Dover Township
Preregistration is required; call the YMCA to register at (717) 292-5622.
Fridays, April 26–May 24, noon to 2 p.m.
SpiriTrust Lutheran™ Zimmerman Place in the Gathering Room
800 Bollinger Drive, Shrewsbury Township
Preregistration is required; call Megan Craley to register at (717) 771-9610.
Developed by the Center for Aging and Population Health at the University of Pittsburgh, along with the CDC Prevention Research Center, this health-promotion program provides many no-cost and low-cost preventative services to promote successful aging.
Each of the “10 Keys”™ is an important step in preventing disease and improving quality of life.
They include: lowering systolic blood pressure; stopping smoking; participating in cancer screenings; regular immunizations; regulating blood glucose; lowering LDL cholesterol; being physically active; maintaining healthy bones, joints, and muscles; combating depression; and maintaining social contact.
A free resource manual will be provided that provides a wealth of information on preventative, proven strategies.