SAIL which stands for Stay Active and Independent for Life is an evidence based program developed by the Washington State Department of Health. The hour long classes includes low impact aerobics, balance exercises, strength training with dumbbells and ankle weights, and stretching exercises. The program is able to accommodate people with a mild level of mobility difficulty up to those who are regularly active. The exercises focus on improving flexibility, bone and muscle strength, balance and overall fitness. A natural outcome of these fun classes is the beneficial social interaction provided along with the exercise.
Active Aging Programs with Catholic Charities of Southern MN is proud to sponsor and facilitate the SAIL program across 16 counties. Classes are led by trained volunteers, all over 55 years old and active in the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP). By following a volunteer model of presentation, along with generous grant funding and free use of space, the SAIL program is available free of charge to all participants, and all needed equipment is provided.
The Canton class will be held at the Canton Scotland Presbyterian Church starting on November 5, 2018. Classes are offered on Monday and Wednesday from 10-11 a.m. For more information contact Tina Kerns, Active Aging Program Coordinator, at (507) 251-0520 or firstname.lastname@example.org.