• November 14
  • HealthPoint Fitness Cape, Cape Girardeau
  • November 14, 2019
  • Category: Classes/Workshops

Event Details

  • November 14, 2019
  • 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm
  • Free


Event Description

In cooperation with Southeast Missouri State University, HealthPoint Fitness will offer a new senior fitness screening event for adults between the ages of 60 and 94, called “Aging Gracefully: Fighting Frailty.” By 2050, approximately 21.3 percent of the global population will be 60 years or older. As we age, we fear decreased functional ability: sapped strength, slowed walking and an inability to perform daily tasks with ease. According to Dr. Paul Robison, Cardiovascular Surgeon with SoutheastHealth, “Frailty is vulnerability which can result in falls, disability, delirium and mortality, as well as poor outcomes during and following surgery.” But it's not just a byproduct of aging. Frailty is a standalone medical condition and you can fight back. A variety of fitness tests will be completed, all adapted based on the age and activity level of the participant. The screening program includes eight tests, including seated flexibility, hand grip, knee lift, sit-to-stand and more. All participants will receive their results, with comparison to others in the 60 to 94-year-old age group, along with suggestions for activities to improve in areas that can help maintain strength and vitality for years to come. Be sure to wear comfortable clothes and athletic shoes. The screening will take about 30 minutes. Spots are limited. To register, call 1-800-800-5123.