GARLAND — Arthritis is a condition which impacts each and every one of our lives, whether it is directly or indirectly. Many of us have either seen, heard, or have had first-hand experience of the devastating effects of this condition. With growing advancement in technology, our world has become more and more aware of ways to cope with this condition. One of the most effective methods is by exercising.
Marie Faircloth, Garland Senior Center director, has taken full advantage of the opportunity presented by partnering with Sampson County Parks & Recreation to offer these exercise programs. Faircloth and Richard Carr, superintendent with the county recreation department, have teamed up and are offering a three-week exercise program. This program is an Arthritis Foundation certified program. The exercises are low-impact exercises of which have been proven to increase strength, stamina, balance, range of motion, and mobility, thus creating a better quality of life.
The first class was held on Monday, July 9, at 10 a.m. There were 19 participants ranging from ages 19 to 94. All the participants had a great time and are very excited about the program. Faircloth encourages anyone who is interested to come out and enjoy.
If you’re interested in the program, contact Faircloth at 910-529-3931.