As part of the Holy Cross Hospital mission, we provide a wide range of education and wellness programs for seniors, including physician-led lectures, health screenings, and fitness classes. These programs are designed to keep you in good health, both physically and mentally, as you age.
Fitness and movement classes, health and wellness education, medical screenings, special events and support groups are offered at Holy Cross Hospital and more than thirty community-based centers throughout the area. Below is a listing of many of the classes and programs available to seniors ages 55 and over.
Better Bones (55+)
This free program is designed for seniors 55 and older. It focuses on reducing the rate of bone loss, improving balance and flexibility, and enhancing energy and well-being. View schedule and registration information.
Laughter is natural medicine that lifts our spirits, makes us feel happy and brings people together. Feel alive and empowered by using humor to improve your health and increase your sense of well-being. View schedule and registration information.
Stay Active - MOVE (55+) (Spanish)
Safe and simple exercises designed for seniors 55 and older by the Arthritis Foundation that will help you increase your level of endurance, boost your energy, and improve your range of motion. View schedule and registration information.
Parkinson's Exercise Class
This multi-week class, designed for seniors 55+ who have been diagnosed with Parkinson's disease, will help maintain joint mobility, improve coordination and balance, increase muscle strength and flexibility, reduce stress and improve control over gross motor movements such as walking. (Requires Doctor's Consent Form annually). View schedule and registration information.
UpRight Balance Training
This program uses sensory training and balace-specific exercises that increase awareness skills needed for balance maintenance. In order to be eligible for this program, you MUST have had a FALLS ASSESSMENT WITHIN THE THREE MONTHS PRIOR TO THE CLASS and you must fall into the low to moderate falls risk range. View Schedule and registration information.
Water Workout - Senior Aerobics
A 10-week water aerobic class for people with arthritis. Non-swimmers are welcome. View schedule and registration information.
Health and Wellness
AARP Driver Safety Class
A classroom refresher course designed to sharpen driving skills and develop new defensive driving techniques for drivers age 50 and older. View schedule and registration information.
Blood Pressure Screening
Free blood pressure screenings are offered on a walk-in basis at several community locations. View schedule and registration information. Free blood pressure screenings are also offered at Holy Hospital Senior Source location.View schedule and registration information.
Confidential Memory Screening
The Holy Cross Medical Adult Day Center will offer free, confidential memory screening for interested individuals. Information and resources will be provided following the screening. View schedule and registration information.
Diabetes Education Class
Diabetes self-management classes, taught by a registered nurse and dietitian, prepare the participant to self-manage their disease in partnership with their physician. The class includes four group sessions and one individual visit with a dietitian. View schedule and registration information.
Diabetes Prevention Program
This free 12-week classroom program is designed to help individuals who have pre-diabetes to make lifestyle changes, such as weight loss and exercise, which can prevent or delay the onset of diabetes or cardiovascular disease. Nutrition guidance, cooking demonstrations, free exercise classes, problem solving, and support for maintaining motivation is provided. View schedule and registration information.
Early Stage Alzheimer's Support Group
Adults who have been diagnosed with early stage Alzheimer’s Disease and mild cognitive impairment will have the opportunity to bond, socialize, receive helpful information and support. View schedule and registration information
This assessment utilizes the state-of-the-art Biodex Balance System and gait and balance testing to determine your personal falls risk. Pre-registration is required. Space is limited. View schedule and registration information.
Explore meditation to benefit specific areas of well-being such as physical health, pain relief, emotional wellness, creativity, communication and relationships. View schedule and registration information.