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Stay Strong, Stay Healthy

Strength Training Program for Older Adults

Join us to build the strength you need to enjoy good health as you age. Stay Strong, Stay Healthy (SSSH) is an eight-week exercise program that incorporates the latest research to help you develop the fitness, flexibility and balance that will enable you to live independently longer.  It is intended for 55 year old or older participants.

In one hour-long courses that are held twice a week, trained instructors will lead you through a warm-up, easy-to-learn strength exercises and a cool-down. SSSH exercises are safe and effective, and we’ll provide weights for your use on-site. No need to wear special clothes — just comfortable, loose-fitting pants and shirt, along with sturdy, closed-toe walking shoes. You’ll find courses in familiar, nearby venues, such as senior centers or church halls.

After you’ve completed the course, we’ll provide you with a guide you can use to continue strength training in the comfort of your home.

Stay Strong Stay Healthy

What are the benefits?

Strength training:

    • Increases muscle strength
    • Improves balance
    • Enhances flexibility
    • Strengthens bones
    • Relieves arthritis
    • Helps control weight
    • Lifts depression
    • Reduces stress
    • Reduces risks for heart disease

Upcoming Stay Strong, Stay Healthy Program Dates


  • Jackson County Location:
    Circleville Christian Church, 7701 254th Rd., Circleville

Dates of Class:
June 20, 22, 27, 29, July 6, 11, 13, 18, 20, 25, 27, August 1, 3, 8, 10 and 15.

10:15-11:15 AM

Forms to complete:

Participant Enrollment 
Participant Consent 
Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire 
Pre-Course Survey

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy Publications:

Be Food Safe - Listeriosis
Easy Eating
Get Enough Fiber
Food for Thought
Vitamins & Minerals

Teresa Hatfield

Teresa Hatfield

District Agent - Family & Community Wellness
Holton Office
114 W. 5th St.
Holton, KS  66436
Phone:  785-364-4125


Cindy Williams

Cindy Williams

District Agent
Food, Nutrition, Health & Safety
Oskaloosa Office
100 E Washington
Oskaloosa, KS 66066
Phone: 785-863-2212