The Salem County Department of Health & Human Services’ Office on Aging and Disabilities will continue with the outdoor walks in June for the “Move Yourself!”program.

The popularity of the indoor exercise classes continue two days a week, with a nurse on site for indoor exercise activities. Caregivers are welcome to attend with their client or family member. On Thursdays, participants have the option of going outside to take part in a group walk at one of the county’s parks.

Indoor exercise classes include Core Strength, High Intensity Interval Training, Chair Yoga, Indoor Walking, and Stretch & Strength. These low impact exercises are great for a beginner, senior, or individuals with disabilities or special needs.

The indoor exercises will take place at 10:30 am every Tuesday and Thursday at the Mid- Atlantic States Training Center (formerly known as Queen of Apostles), 391 South Broadway, Pennsville. The popular outdoor walk, which will take place every Thursday at 10:30 am in various parks throughout the county. Both feature information on various health topics.

Transportation will be available through the Scoot buses operated through County Office of Aging and Disabilities. For Scoot transportation information and reservations, call (856) 339-8644. Reservations require 48 hours advance notice.

There are other benefits for taking part in the Move Yourself! program:

  • Twice a month, the Office of Aging and Disabilities offers free box lunches to seniors who participate in the exercise program. In May, boxed lunches will be given out on Thursday, June 6 and Thursday, June 27. Seniors must register 48 hours in advance by calling the general information number, (856) 339-8622.
  • Participants will learn Health tips for Healthy Living. June 6th-Healthy Eating, June 13th- Nutrition Facts: Reading Labels, June 20th- Serving and Portion sizes, and June 27th- Sodium Intake.
  • Once a month, on the last Tuesday, the nursing division offers free screenings for sugar, blood pressure, and cholesterol.

Below is the list of dates for indoor exercise classes at Mid-Atlantic States Training Center, 391 South Broadway in Pennsville, and the park locations for the outdoor walks. All classes begin at 10:30 a.m.

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  • Tuesday, June 4
    Chair Yoga (optional yoga mat) Mid-Atlantic States Training Center (Indoor)
  • Thursday, June 6
    – Riverview Beach Park – Route 49 Pennsville (Outdoor Walk)
    Stretch Mid-Atlantic States Training Center (Indoor)
  • Tuesday, June 11
    Strength (optional 2-5 lb hand weights) Mid-Atlantic States Training Center (Indoor)
  • Thursday, June 13
    – Carneys Point Recreation Park- Penns Grove Auburn Rd C.P (Outdoor)
    Chair Yoga (optional yoga mat) Mid-Atlantic States Training Center (Indoor)
  • Tuesday, June 18
    High Intensity Interval Training Mid-Atlantic States Training Center (Indoor)
  • Thursday, June 20
    – Marlton Recreation Park- 123 Marlton Rd Woodstown (Outdoor)
    Core Strength/Indoor Walk– Mid-Atlantic States Training Center (Indoor)
  • Tuesday, June 25
    Stretch Mid-Atlantic States Training Center (Indoor)
  • Thursday, June 27
    – Fort Mott State Park- Fort Mott Rd Pennsville (Outdoor)
    Strength (optional 2-5 lb hand weights) Mid-Atlantic States Training Center (Indoor)

In the event of severe weather or snow, the class may be cancelled, please contact 856-339-8622.

For more information about Move Yourself! Salem County Exercise Program, visit us online at https://health.salemcountynj.gov or call 856-339-8622.
Also, get regular updates and walk dates and times at our Facebook page, located at www.facebook.com/SalemCountyHealth

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