Go4Life is the National Institute on Aging’s campaign to encourage older adults to include exercise and physical activity in their everyday lives. The PCV-hosted workshop will be held on Friday March 24, from 1 – 2:30 p.m. at the Potomac United Methodist Church. Register online here.
The workshop will be led by Stephanie Dailey, the Director of Go4Life. The long-range plan of the pilot program is to develop: 1) a workshop that motivates older adults to become more physically active by learning the tools to start and stay motivated to exercise; and 2) a trainer’s guide that can be used by site coordinators to lead workshops. PCV is one of several organizations partnering with Go4Life on this project.
People who want to be more fit are needed to participate in the free workshop, but they must meet certain characteristics and must register in advance:
Age 50+. Not currently exercising regularly, but think that regular physical activity would be a good idea. Or might have exercised in the past, but got out of the habit and would like to start again. Or exercising only occasionally, not regularly, and need more motivation to keep at it. The workshop is not for people who are already committed to regular exercise, or who never want to exercise, or who are infirm.
Participants will engage in guided discussion, watch videos, practice simple stretches and other non-aerobic activities and share ideas and experiences. Dress is casual, with no need for “exercise clothes. ” Sneakers would be appropriate but are not necessary.
PCV will provide healthy snacks and Go4Life will distribute free helpful materials. The deadline to sign up is Friday, March 17, and space is limited. Please provide your name, address, telephone number and email when you register, either to the Help Desk at 240-221-1370 or to info@PotomacCommunityVillage.org.