A “Stay Strong, Stay Healthy” program by K-State Research and Extension is being planned for June and July.

The eight-week program includes 16 exercise classes that meet twice weekly from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Monday and Wednesday at the Abilene Senior Center, 100 N. Elm Street.

The strength training is designed to keep the body and mind functioning at their best.

Benefits include:

• Increase muscle strength;

• Improve balance;

• Enhance flexibility;

• Strengthen bones;

• Relieve arthritis;

• Control weight;

• Lift depression;

• Reduce stress;

• Reduce risks for heart disease.

Enrollment deadline is June 6. Contract the extension office at (785) 263-2001.

Contact Tim Horan at editor@abilene-rc.com.

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