ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION EXERCISE PROGRAM
The Amherst Senior Center is offering the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program (AFEP). AFEP is a recreational group exercise and education program specifically designed for people with arthritis and related rheumatic diseases or musculoskeletal conditions, taught by a trained and certified Arthritis Foundation instructor.
Each AFEP class includes a variety of stretching, strengthening, endurance-building and relaxation exercises.
In addition, each AFEP class will provide a short health topic component.
Scientific studies have shown, after eight (8) weeks of at least bi-weekly participation in the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program,
you are likely to experience reduced joint pain and stiffness, as well as maintained or improved mobility, muscle strength and functional ability. In short, if your joints need a ―tune-up‖ this is the exercise class for you. The Amherst Senior Center’s AFEP classes are
90 minutes in length, and are held every MWF from 12:30 PM–2 PM. The fee is $2 per class. WEDNESDAYS ARE SPECIAL! The 1st & 3rd Wednesday classes focus on arthritis exercises for the extremities (shoulders to fingers & hips to toes). The 2nd & 4th Wednesday classes focus on arthritis exercises for the core. Newcomers are always welcome.