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SOWEGA Council on Aging wants seniors to stay active

There are a number of classes to keep seniors active. (Source:WALB) There are a number of classes to keep seniors active. (Source:WALB)
Staying active can help with endurance and strength. (Source:WALB) Staying active can help with endurance and strength. (Source:WALB)
Erin Willingham, SOWEGA Council on Aging's Wellness Coordinator (Source:WALB) Erin Willingham, SOWEGA Council on Aging's Wellness Coordinator (Source:WALB)
ALBANY, GA (WALB) -

The SOWEGA Council on Aging wants to remind older adults that it’s important to stay active.

“If you don’t use it, you’ll lose it. So it is actually riskier to be inactive than it is to be active,” SOWEGA Council on Aging Wellness Coordinator Erin Willingham said.

Sunday, September 25, 2016, is the first day of Active Aging Week and SOWEGA Council on Aging has a number of activities lined up for seniors.

Willingham told WALB News 10 that it’s important for older adults to stay active, because it works their bones and improves their strength.

During Active Aging Week, SOWEGA Council on Aging wants to show older adults what their 14 centers across Southwest Georgia have to offer when it comes to staying active.

Next week’s activities include cooking classes, chair fitness, and bowling trips. They encourage seniors age 60 and above to participate in the programs.

“It’s good for their health. It’s good for their mental health. It’s good for their physical health. It gets them out of the house and it gets them moving,” Willingham added.

Active Aging Week will end with Walk in the Park, a senior fun walk in Downtown Albany. The walk will take place at the Albany Riverfront Park on Friday, September 30, at 9:00 a.m.

For more information on Active Aging Week, click here.

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