The HNRCA initiated the Fit-4-Life program in 2007 with the overarching goal of reducing the significant and prevalent burden of age-associated chronic disease and to provide concrete support for healthier aging among seniors. The two-part program offers those involved a Fit-4-Life-certified exercise trainer who supervises aerobic and mobility exercises and a nutritionist who provides individual dietary screenings, assessments and support.
For more information on the program, see here or contact Kieran Reid, Research Program Manager for the Nutrition, Exercise, Physiology & Sarcopenia Lab.
The Fit-4-Life Program currently runs at:
Kit Clark Senior Services, Dorchester, MA (with funding from the Tufts Health Plan Foundation)
Holland Street Center in Somerville, MA
VNA Assisted Living Facility, Alewife Brook Parkway, Somerville, MA
Fit-4-Life press and feedback:
-The Somerville Journal, February, 2014
“I would like to thank the Council on Aging and Fit-4-Life on Holland Street for making a big difference in my mother’s life. I see such an improvement in her health and well-being since she joined Fit-4-Life. She goes on many trips with the COA day and weekly trips. She was going through a big transition in her life and since she joined she is much happier and healthier. So I want to thank the Council on Aging and Fit-4-Life They are wonderful organizations and I hope that other people 55 years old and older will take advantage of the great programs they offer there.”
–The Somerville Times, Dec. 2012