Partners in Active Living for Seniors (PALS) Program
The mission of Nicollet County Public Health is to prevent disease and injury and promote and protect the health of its residents. Consistent with this mission, One of the programs offered in partnership with the City of St. Peter is the Partners in Active Living for Seniors (PALS), a Falls Prevention Program. PALS is a health and fitness program designed by Enhance Fitness to offer a safe and enjoyable experience for older adults of all fitness levels including those who may walk with assistance of a cane or walker.
This program provides a terrific opportunity for people who have not been recently active to safely and successfully increase their levels of physical activity and improve functional fitness. PALS is held in the St. Peter Community Center. The instructor is a certified enhance fitness leader. Classes are scheduled for 3, 45-minute blocks per week for 6 weeks.
A MATTER OF BALANCE Managing Concerns about Falls
Do you have concerns about falling? Attend Matter of Balance Classes.
Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels.
This program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls.
You Will Learn to:
view falls as controllable
set goals for increasing activity
make changes to reduce fall risks at home
exercise to increase strength and balance
WHO SHOULD ATTEND? Anyone concerned about falls, anyone interested in improving balance, flexibility and strength, anyone who has fallen in the past, anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns.
Classes are held in the St. Peter Community Center for 8 weeks and are led by trained leaders.
For more information regarding PALS or Matter of Balance Classes, call the St. Peter Recreation & Leisure office at 934-0667.