Health & Wellness

COVID-19 UPDATE: ALL classes are temporarily suspended. please check back for updates.

With social distancing practices in place during the COVID-19 crisis our Health & Wellness classes for seniors are temporarily suspended. To help make sure that our seniors keep fit and limber fitness educator, Eileen Stephens demonstrates mini exercises that can be done in a chair from the comfort and safety of your home. Practice these exercises at least twice a week! 

Mary Hanenburg offers tips to relax and cope during the health crisis. By practicing mindful breathing exercises and good posture you can oxygenate the body, reduce stress and remain more calm. These breathing exercises heal mind and body.

 

We offer an array of services and resources designed to reduce stress, increase mobility, and improve the quality of life for Contra Costa County's seniors. These workshops, alternative therapies, and educational sessions encourage older adults to live their lives to the fullest. They include:

NUTRITION EDUCATION

MOWDR offers SNAP-Ed direct nutrition education classes; Eat Healthy, Be Active Community Workshops based on USDA Dietary Guidelines. Our classes promote nutrition, obesity prevention and healthy lifestyle approaches for our senior population.

TAI CHI CLASSES

MOWDR offers Tai Chi for seniors. This low impact, gentle form of exercise helps seniors improve flexibility, strength, balance and range of motion. Tai Chi is adaptable and safe for people of all ages and stages of health.  

ARTHRITIS - LOW IMPACT EXERCISE 

Our MOWDR Low Impact-Arthritis Foundation exercise programs are designed to improve strength, balance, flexibility and body composition in a welcoming and supportive environment. Our goal is for our clients to enjoy a more active lifestyle and improve overall health and wellness.

BINGOCIZE®  

MOWDR offers Bingocize®, an evidence-based program that combines a bingo-like game with exercise and health education. The program has been shown to increase older adults' functional fitness, health knowledge, and social engagement in a variety of settings.  

Our Health & Wellness Activity Monthly Schedule may be viewed here.

We hope that you will take advantage of these valuable programs and classes that improve wellbeing and help sustain independence. For more information, contact Cynthia Black, Health and Wellness Division Manager at cblack@mowdr.org or 925.937.8311 x401.