UW Extension program promotes senior fitness, independent living

Laura Balis distributing nutritional information pamphlets
Nutrition and food safety educator Laura Balis

An eight-week, group-based strength-training program is being offered this winter in Lander and Pavillion through the Fremont County University of Wyoming Extension office.

Extension nutrition and food safety educator Laura Balis said the “Lifelong Improvements through Fitness Together” classes promote strength, balance and flexibility with the goals of improving fitness and independent living in older adults. Nutrition education with an emphasis on fruit and vegetable consumption is also emphasized.

The Lander program is 10:30-11:30 a.m. Mondays and Wednesdays, Jan. 8-Feb. 28, at the Lander Senior Citizen’s Center, 205 S. 10th St.

The Pavillion program is 10-11 a.m. Mondays and Thursdays, Jan. 11-March 5, at Wind River Recreation, 424 S. Main.

Weights are provided at each location.

Contact Balis at 307-332-2363 or at lbalis@uwyo.edu for more information.