Seniors can ‘Keep Going’ with HMSA workshops

Seniors who want to live a healthier, more independent life, with regular physical activity may be interested in two workshops on Wednesday.

The Hawaii Medical Service Association will present two “Keep Going” activity workshops for seniors at the Kauai War Memorial Convention Hall in Lihu‘e, a press release states. Workshops will be held from 9 to 10 a.m. and 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

The HMSA Keep Going workshops are open to the public at no cost, but seating is limited to the first 100 attendees for each session. Reservations may be made by calling the Agency on Elderly Affairs at 241-4470.

Participants will receive a resistance band for performing simple exercises, and will learn how to use it to build strength and increase felibility. In addition, attendees who voluntarily complete a three-weel activity challenge will also receive an HMSA Go T-shirt.

The HMSA Keep Going workshops are educational and hands-on, the press release states. They provide older adults with tips and tools to help them increase daily physical activity. Workshops include basic fitness components, ways to keep active, simple exercise demonstrations, and suggestions on how to communicate effectively with our physician.

HMSA launched its statewide Go campaign last month, emphasizing better health and wellness through increased physical activity at any age or fitness level. HMSA encourages everyone — especially seniors — to get up, get out and get active every day.

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