Senior Center Services
The hub of most nutrition and health promotion activities, Senior Centers provide a vital link for older individuals, encouraging them to take charge of their health and stay involved in their community.
Get Connected with a Healthy Lifestyle at a Senior Center
Are you looking for health or fitness classes at an affordable price and convenient location? Maryland’s 113 senior centers offer excellent opportunities for exercise programs, health screenings and wellness seminars. Every month, there are a variety of activities to meet your needs and interests, physical ability and level of fitness.
Fitness programs are geared for the beginners and experienced students. Senior centers offer “sit and stretch” and chair aerobics for those who are most comfortable with seated exercise programs. Other programs include strength training, yoga and Tai Chi to help build muscles and increase strength, balance and flexibility. Dance and movement classes include line dancing to ballroom dance, tap dancing, clogging, square dance and aerobics.
Free and low-cost health screenings are offered at many senior centers and nutrition sites. These may include blood pressure, cholesterol, thyroid, depression, glucose (for diabetes), nutrition, hearing, vision, stroke, osteoporosis, foot and several types of cancer. Additionally, Pharmacists frequently provide consultations to discuss medications, nurses provide individual guidance and discuss specific health concerns and nutritionists will assist with a personal nutrition plan. Flu or pneumonia shots are often given during the fall months to keep seniors well and disease prevention and health education seminars are offered throughout the year.
To receive a free copy of "Join the Active People" fitness guide, and "Eat Well, Live Well: A Senior’s Guide to Healthy Eating", please use our mail response form.