OSWEGO, NY – Dr. Minjung Seo and students from the Department of Health Promotion and Wellness at SUNY Oswego have begun a twice-weekly senior fitness class with BishopÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Commons that has the residents excited about exercise and staying fit.
The partnership between SUNY Oswego and BishopÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Commons has connected college students and seniors, while enhancing physical fitness and quality of life of participants.
Dr. Seo and students have been visiting BishopÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Commons on Tuesday and Thursday afternoons teaching various senior exercises, including chair exercises, elastic band exercises, stretches and low impact cardio exercises.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“These classes are a wonderful addition to our fitness program at BishopÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Commons and the attendance and involvement of the residents is outstanding,Ã¢â‚¬Â noted senior living coordinator Julie Chetney.
Residents of all abilities are able work at their own pace and level throughout the class, focusing on flexibility, balance and body toning.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“These exercises increase bone density, muscular strength and endurance, and seniorÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s psychological well-being and mood enhancement,Ã¢â‚¬Â said Dr. Seo.
BishopÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Commons Assistive Living Residence is a new choice for seniors offering a unique combination of attractive, affordable apartment homes and support services.
For more information or to arrange a tour, call 349-0799.