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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.

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 Co. Senior Citizens Center, 312 Pennsylvania Ave., Holton

1st Class - August: 8, 10, 15, 17, 29 & 31, September: 7, 12, 14, 19, 21, 26, 28, October 3, 5 and 10

9:30 AM

Forms to complete:

Participant Enrollment

Participant Consent

Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire

Pre-Course Survey



Teresa Hatfield

Teresa Hatfield

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