YMCA senior fitness classes offered through Buffalo Senior Center

Three fitness classes are being offered jointly by the Buffalo Senior Center and the Johnson County YMCA.

     The three classes that are included in the program are B-Fit Fun and Fitness; Arthricise; and water exercise. When you sign up for one of these three classes at the Buffalo Senior Center you will receive a card that will get you in to the YMCA without paying their membership dues. The suggested donation to the Buffalo Senior Center is $13 per month to participate. You can attend as many of these three classes that you wish during the month for that cost.

     B-Fit Fun and Fitness specifically addresses protecting and strengthening vulnerable areas like backs, knees, shoulders and hips; while strengthening and maintaining strong cardiovascular health. You will be instructed on correct workout techniques to help you look and feel stronger. This class meets on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 7:30 to 8:30 a.m. Marilyn Weaver is the instructor.

     Arthricise is an aquatic exercise program to help those with arthritis manage symptoms, limber up their joints, maintain independence, and add enjoyment to their life. This class meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m.

     Water exercise will give you a whole body workout without the physical impact of gravity. Using the water and other equipment you will gain a moderate intensity aerobic work-out in a safe environment. This class meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 8 to 9 a.m. and Monday and Wednesday from 6 to 7 p.m.

     You can pick up an application at the front desk fill it out and return it to the Johnson County Family YMCA. If you have not previously filled out an AGNES (Aging Needs Evaluation Summary/Wyoming Department of Health) form you will need to do that also.

National Family Caregiver Support Program (NFCSP)

This program is available to provide temporarily relief to caregivers. Services provided are respite, homemaking, personal care, counseling, supplemental services, and training programs for the caregivers. NFCSP can provide assistance so the caregiver can get away for errands or other appointments. There is support and training available to assist you with the transition into caregiving. We are certified trainers for American Red Cross Family Caregiver Program. Voluntary contributions are welcome and appreciated. Call 684-9551 for more information.

Wyoming Home Services Program

The Wyoming Home Services (WyHS) program provides services to qualified individuals who are at risk of premature institutionalization. These services are designed to help keep people in their homes safely for long as possible. With case management care coordination is provided. Needs are evaluated, service plans are developed; various services are arranged, authorized, and managed among providers, with follow-up and reassessment as required. Some of the services offered include personal care assistance and help with the activities of daily living such as eating, dressing, bathing or meal preparation. Homemaker services are also offered such as preparing meals and doing light housework. Contact the Buffalo Senior Center at 684-9551.