New Milford Hospital Announces Summer Series of Strong Women Strong Bones Classes

Western Connecticut Health Network
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New Milford Hospital is hosting fitness classes for middle-aged and older women to increase strength, balance, and flexibility. Strong Women Strong Bones is a nationally recognized fitness program designed to prevent and reverse osteoporosis and osteopenia and promote general health and wellness.

New Milford

July 9–August 24, 2018

  • Days: Monday, Wednesday, Friday (Pick 2)
  • Time: 10:00 AM–11:15 AM
  • Cost: $85.00 for 2 classes per week (7 weeks/14 classes)

July 10–August 21, 2018

  • Day: Tuesday
  • Time: 4:45 PM–6:00 PM
  • Cost: $49.00 for one class per week (7 weeks/7 classes)

Classes are located at New Milford Hospital Campus: 30 Elm Street, New Milford, CT 06776

Classes are open to the community. For more information, contact Lisa Lee, Strong Women Strong Bones Leader from New Milford Hospital, at 860-614-1737.

Brookfield

July 13–August 23, 2018

  • Day: Tuesday
  • Time: 2:00 PM–3:15 PM
  • Cost: $49.00 for one class per week (7 weeks/7 classes)

This class is located at Brookfield Senior Center: 100 Pocono Road, Brookfield, CT 06804

This class is open to Senior Center members and the community. For more information, contact Ellen Melville, Brookfield Senior Center Director, at 203-775-5308 or Lisa Lee, Strong Women Strong Bones Leader from New Milford Hospital, at 860-614-1737.

About The Strong Women Strong Bones Program
The Strong Women Strong Bones Program was developed by Miriam Nelson, Ph.D., associate professor at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. The program is based upon years of research on how strength training and nutrition improve the health of women of all ages. “Strength is a critical factor in living healthier, more active lives. Our research shows that a program of strength training not only improves bone density but reduces falls, improves arthritis symptoms and increases flexibility and strength,” said Dr. Nelson. This program is designed to increase strength, balance, and flexibility, and is appropriate for both sedentary and very active women. Classes are led by Lisa Marie Lee, an instructor who was certified to teach the program by Dr. Nelson, its founder.