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Posted on: July 14, 2022

New In-Person Strength Training Workshop for Seniors

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GASTON COUNTY, N.C. – Beginning in September, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, in partnership with the Common Ground in Stanley, will offer its newest workshop designed to help older adults improve their strength and mobility, as well as build healthy eating habits.

LIFT, which stands for “Lifelong Improvements Through Fitness Together” is a national program sponsored by Virginia Cooperative Extension and consists of 16 sessions. Each session will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays, September 27 through November 17, from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

All sessions will be at the Common Ground, located at 5481 Hickory Grove Rd., Stanley, NC. Facilitators include Linda J. Minges and Macrae Walters.

“This workshop makes such a difference in the lives of participants,” said Minges, a program instructor. “Participants find they have more energy for everyday tasks, enjoy connecting with others, plus build healthy habits such as eating more fruits and vegetables.”

There is no charge for the course, but registration is required. To register or for more information, email Linda Minges Linda J. Minges, with North Carolina Cooperative Extension or call 704-922-2127. The registration deadline is September 6, and group size is limited. LIFT Program Flyer (PDF)

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