Success Stories: First Timers
The Mercer Health and Wellness Program, now in its 7th session, has grown from 43 participants when it was started in 2010 by volunteers to 66 strong! Each strength-training class is held for one hour and 15 minutes on Monday and Thursday, and each session is approximately 12 weeks long. Each week a handout is provided by the National Institute on Aging. We‘ve also added two aerobic classes on Wednesday. Participants range in age from 51-91, and although many have health issues, they keep exercising not only for their health but also for the sense of community. They’ve seen a number of benefits: lower cholesterol levels, decreased blood pressure, increased bone density, and weight loss. We’re one, big, happy family, and we’re so proud of our participants’ accomplishments!