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Stanley Tubbs Memorial Library to host fitness program for older adults

Thursday, September 15, 2022 - The Stanley Tubbs Memorial Library is partnering with the Oklahoma Healthy Aging Initiative (OHAI) to present a free fitness program for older adults.

The fitness program will take place from 2 to 3 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday at Bethel Baptist Church, located at 124 S. Wheeler in Sallisaw. Classes will begin on September 20 and end on December 15.

Staying Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) is a fitness program for older adults that can be done sitting or standing. Performing exercise that improves strength, balance, and fitness is critical for staying active and reducing the risk of falls. The SAIL program was designed with these principals in mind.

Every session starts with a warm-up, followed by stretching, cardio, balancing, and strengthening exercises. All sessions will conclude with a cool down.

Although classes are free, registration is recommended to guarantee a spot in the class. To register for a class, please call (918) 660-3172 or email

The fitness program is made possible through a grant from the Rural Health Projects Health Promotion grant from the EODD Area Agency on Aging, funded by the Older Americans Act and the State of Oklahoma. Services provided by the Older Americans Act of 1965 have no set fees or charges, but all donations are accepted to defray the cost of services.

Lindsie Dyer, Staff Writer

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