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Great new fitness programs

Posted: November 17, 2011

Ten Tufts Occupational Therapy students came with their professor, Dr. Scott Trudeau to tour Shillman House and shadow Francine in the fitness & wellness program. Francine has been working with Dr Trudeau in the School of Occupational Therapy for 8 years in numerous capacities:  research, balance interventions and workshops, and as a guest lecturer in their curriculum on Aging. Sweating and swinging to Zumba and Jennifer Lopez music, the students and Dr. Trudeau, in awe at the intensity of exercise, found themselves more tired than the Shillman House residents!

In other Fitness & Wellness news, Francine and Maya were recently certified by the Arthritis Foundation to reach specialized exercise classes for older adult with various types of arthritis. Maya will start teaching a specialized class in 2012 in Russian for Russian speakers.This has all been made possible through an Arthritis Foundation grant funded through Springwell.

Francine and Maya were also certified to teach Zumba Gold (designed for older adults) and first level Zumba last week. Residents are very excited about the prospect of taking Zumba at JCHE.

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