What's New in Older Adult Wellness?
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General LunchBunch Info (unless noted otherwise)
Location: “Behind-the-Cafe” Party Room
$7 for members
MARCH: St. Patty’s “On the Green”
Join us on St. Patrick's Day for an afternoon of fun and
fitness. Cheryl Heckman, owner of The Manor Golf Club,
will provide us with a beginner's golf lesson, right here at
Body Zone! Cheryl will first instruct us on background
information, and then we will put our new skills to the test
on the indoor field “green.” No experience is needed!
Monday, March 16, 2015
12:15-2:15 PM
Register: Participants must sign up at Guest Services by
Wednesday, March 11. Please contact Lily with
special dietary needs.
APRIL: International Folk Dancing
Let's kick off the New Year with some kicking of our own:
international folk dancing. Lynn Gillespie will keep us
moving as she teaches us selected folk dances from
multiple ethnic groups. Lynn has been teaching these
dances to many different groups for decades, and as she
says “if a person can walk, she can get them to do these
dances!” Experience is NOT ALLOWED!
Monday, April 20, 2015
12:15-2:15 PM
Register: Participants must sign up at Guest Services by
Wednesday, April 15. Please contact Lily with
special dietary needs.
Save the date! Healthy cooking demo by Berkshire
Commons on Monday, May 18.
Special Nutrient Needs of Older Adults
Eating right and staying fit are important no matter what your age. As
we get older our bodies have different needs, so
certain nutrients become especially important
for good health.
Calcium and Vitamin D
Older adults need more calcium and
vitamin D to help maintain bone health.
Have three servings of vitamin D-fortified lowfat or fat-free milk or yogurt each day. Other
calcium-rich foods include fortified cereals and fruit
juices, dark green leafy vegetables and canned fish with soft bones. If
you take a calcium supplement or multivitamin, choose one that
contains vitamin D.
Vitamin B12
Many people older than 50 do not get enough vitamin B12. Fortified
cereal, lean meat and some fish and seafood are sources of vitamin
B12. Ask your doctor or a registered dietitian nutritionist if you need a
vitamin B12 supplement.
Eat more fiber-rich foods to stay regular. Fiber also can help lower
your risk for heart disease, control your weight and prevent Type 2
diabetes. Eat whole-grain breads and cereals, and more beans and
peas — along with fruits and vegetables which also provide fiber.
Increasing potassium along with reducing sodium (salt) may lower
your risk of high blood pressure. Fruits, vegetables and low-fat or fatfree milk and yogurt are good sources of potassium. Also, select and
prepare foods with little or no added salt.
Know Your Fats
Foods that are low in saturated fats and trans fat help reduce your risk
of heart disease. Most of the fats you eat should be polyunsaturated
and monounsaturated fats. Check the Nutrition Facts panel on food
labels for total fat and saturated fat.
Source: Sharon Denny, MS, RDN, eatright.org
For more information regarding programs and events for older adults at Body Zone, please contact:
Lily Oglesby, Director of Older Adult Programs
[email protected] • 610-376-2100 x327
Sports and Wellness Complex
Let’s welcome spring and our new members!
Spring is a wonderful time for new beginnings and change.
Plants are sprouting, outdoor activity is more prevalent, and
we welcome the kiss and warmth of the sun on our bodies. It's
all the more reason to try something new this season. Why
not try a totally new exercise class, experiment with healthier
eating and find it tastes good, take a hike to a place you have
never been before, of course with a companion or group,
allow yourself time for your mind to escape in a novel, change
your exercise routine and excite your muscles to work in a
different way which will avoid the “plateaus.” Also, make a
new friend or say hello to a neighbor in exercise class. It's
amazing how well you'll feel after you did!
A special WELCOME to the following new members who
joined from January 1 - February 26, 2015!
Linda Arms
Anna Balon
Marilyn Basehoar
Cynthia Beck
Robert Beck
Linda Cbecker
Darci Benedetti
Ronald Bieber
Carol Boker
Sherry Boyer
Gregory Braley
William Brown
Shelie Cake
Rajnish Chaudhry
Satwant Chaudhry
Samuel Cinfici
Sam Conley
Dottie Cowan
Elaine DeLong
Robert Demsko
David Denning
Roy Derr
Jimi DiPietro
Rose Donahue-Conley
Judith Druckenmiller
Sandra Duddy
Diane Dundore
Luke Dundore
Theresa Fasig
Andrea Franklin
William Franklin
Barry Galley
Betty Ann Girvin
Robert Girvin
John Grady
Donald Greth
Richard Grimes
John Gring
Douglas Gruver
Marlene Gundy
Martha Hainley
Mary Hardy
Vincent A. Harris
Rosalie Aheller
Philip Hite
John Imhoff
Fiona Jacoby
Gregg Jones
Barbara Kalwaic
Diane Kerns
Jacqueline Kirkhoff
David Kline
Sandra Eknarr
Robert Ku
Carol Leiphart
Sharon Levan
Joan Long
Susan Loose
Linda Mallis
Robert Mallis
Ruth Malone
Anthony Matarazzo
Greg Matzuk
Susan Matzuk
Fred Mauren
Linda McDaniel
Michelle Moyer
Diana Mulligan
Francis Mulligan
Elena Nour
Dennis O'Brien
Joseph Owens
Terry Pearson
Sylvia Pearson
Thai Phan
Dung Phan
Cynthia Piergrossi
Richard Piergrossi
Roger Pinti
Connie Pleam
Anthony Pugliese
Linda Pugliese
Pamela Reber
Fredrick Reigle
Jesus Rojas
Gary Rubright
Helen Ruuttila
Pam Sanders
Robert Sanders
Leona Schlageter
Marlin Seyler
Elizabeth Shannon
Robert Shannon
Barabara Skipper
Betty Spease
June Stapleton
Connie Steinrock
Helen Sweitzer
James Tandlmayer
Susan Tandlmayer
Elaine Torres
Barbara Townsend
Willie Townsend
Kimberly Turpin
Rodolfo Wahanik
Ronald Walls
Cecil Weller
Carole Awolfe
Maria Woyton
Sign up for our Older Adult mailing list (located in the
Older Adult lounge) to receive periodic reminders of
upcoming events and deadlines via email.
May we introduce ... Leisa Kercher
We love meeting our new fitness
friends at Body Zone. We recently
had the pleasure to learn more
about Leisa Kercher, new BZ
SilverSneakers member and a
Zumba fanatic. We asked her to
share a few personal tidbits and
here's what she had to say:
“From tap at age five to Zumba at
age sixty-five, dance has always
been my passion. I was fortunate
to have had a successful career
with the Reading Bureau of
Recreation and various organizations developing, choreographing and teaching fitness based dance to the youth and adult
residents of our city. Hosting and instructing dance programs on
local cable television not only showcased the talent of our inner city
teens (remember the Breakdance craze?) but spread the message
throughout the greater Berks community that no matter what your
age or gender, keeping healthy and fit could be accomplished
through dance.
As I was getting older, I realized more than ever that I needed to take
control and make my own fitness/wellness a top priority. Zumba was
the perfect fit for me. Kudos to BZ for its incredible Zumba program.
Presently, I dance four mornings a week and I plan to add one or two
of the evening classes this spring. BZ instructors are phenomenal.
Each has her own unique style, and nuance. I am inspired by them all.
I just add a bit of "personal flair" to those Latin/pop beats and voila! ...
One of the best hours of my day.”
Thank you!
Special thanks to Todd Knorr and Colleen
Murphy Zeppos, physical therapists from
Commonwealth Orthopaedic Associates
for their outstanding presentation on
balance and strength training at
February's LunchBunch!
For more information regarding programs and events for older adults at Body Zone, please contact:
Lily Oglesby, Director of Older Adult Programs
[email protected] • 610-376-2100 x327