Health & Wellness
For more information or to sign up for health and wellness activities offered by AAHFS, call our office at 320-974-8737
Every Monday and Wednesday from 9:45 to 10:45 AM at the Atwater Community Center; join us and walk at your own pace in a temperature-controlled environment. AAHFS staff will keep track of your steps and miles, if you choose. Set your own goals as well as participate in walking challenges, such as the number of steps to reach a designated location in the USA.
Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL)
SAIL is a free strength, balance, and fitness program held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 9:45 to 10:45 AM at the Atwater Community Center; newcomers of all skill and fitness levels are welcome to join the class at any time.
Exercises and weight training are designed to help in fall prevention and protect against fractures by increasing bone density, balance, and strength. Participants begin slowly and increase the routine at their own pace. Challenge yourself to find out what a difference it can make in your strength and mobility!
Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, and Friday from 8:30 AM to 9:30 AM at the Atwater Community Center; variety of exercises, based on Pilates and yoga, done to video and with volunteer guidance. Open to anyone interested; come as often as you're able.
Annual Programs & Events
Matter of Balance
Eight-week series of 2-hour classes based on an evidence-proven program to increase flexibility, balance, and strength; improve confidence; and provide skills in fall prevention.
Powerful Tools for Caregivers
Six-week series of 90-minute classes provides valuable resources to equip family caregivers to take care of themselves while caring for a loved one.
Health screenings, flu shots, and information booths featuring area aging and health-related resources; held in September at the Atwater Community Center.
Don't Forget Your Yearly Wellness Visit!
A yearly wellness visit is a great way to help you stay healthy. There are significant preventive benefits for people 65 and older who maintain a regular schedule of doctor visits and wellness screenings. If you’re a senior or have one you care about, click here to read and download more information.