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Free Workshops To Discuss Keys To Healthy Aging

The York County Area Agency on Aging will host free educational workshops to learn about the “10-KeysTM to Healthy Aging.” The workshops will be taught by certified Health Ambassadors through the Area Agency on Aging.

Developed by the Center for Aging and Population Health at the University of Pittsburgh, along with the CDC Prevention Research Center, this health promotion program provides many no-cost and low-cost preventative services to promote successful aging.

Each of the “10 Keys”TM is an important step in preventing disease and improving quality of life. They include:

  1. Lowering systolic blood pressure
  2. Stopping smoking
  3. Participating in cancer screenings
  4. Getting immunized regularly
  5. Regulating blood glucose
  6. Lowering LDL cholesterol
  7. Being physically active
  8. Maintaining healthy bones, joints and muscles
  9. Maintaining social contact
  10. Combating depression

A resource manual will be provided which provides a wealth of information on preventative, proven strategies that work.

The free workshops will be held from 9 a.m. until 11 a.m. every Friday, beginning Oct. 23 through Nov. 20. The meetings will take place in Meeting Room 1 of the Penn State Extension Offices, which are located in the York County Annex, 112 Pleasant Acres Road in Springettsbury Township.

For more information or to register for the workshops, please call Diane Gerhart at (717) 852-4902 Ext. 339 or 1-800-632-9073.

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