Stay Active for Life
Free Classes for seniors and people over 50 who want to improve balance and mobility!
What is Stay Active for Life?
Stay Active for Life (SAFL) is programming to help people maintain an active and independent lifestyle. It promotes improvement in balance and incorporates stretching, strengthening and eye coordination exercises. The focus is on Seniors and people over 50.
Balance is important through all stages of life – from the child learning to walk, to the athlete improving performance, to the senior enjoying life and remaining independent enough to live at home.
The idea of SAFL was born out of Dr. Patterson’s desire to identify and better serve the needs of his patients over 50. His 31 years of clinical experience and study of the literature led him to conclude that we have to equip people with the knowledge and skills to improve their balance and movement. It is not enough to treat their pains. The core of the SAFL exercise class is taken from the *NoFalls program. Additionally, Dr. Patterson incorporates posture training principles into the class.
SAFL classes are sponsored by Dr. Robert Patterson Jr, DC at Overland Chiropractic. They are held at Tomahawk Ridge Community Center, FREE of charge, as a community service.
*The NoFalls program was developed in Melbourne Australia, by Susan Vincent B.A. (physio), Grad Dip Ex Rehab. The results of the 15 week NoFalls program were published in the British Medical Journal, July 2002. It was shown to significantly reduce the number of falls in seniors ages 70-84.
Register Online for Free Classes
Your may register online or call the office (913) 345-9247
Space is limited.
Classes are held thursdays from 10:30 to 11:30
- Nov 7 Crest Room
- Nov 14 Crest Room
- Nov 21 Crest Room
No Classes in December. We will resume in January – Weather Permitting