Exercise Groups, Classes and Programs

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

Source: Arthritis Foundation


Exercise program designed specifically for people with arthritis that uses gentle activities to help increase joint flexibility and range of motion, and maintain muscle strength. Go to the Chapter Map (www.arthritis.org/chaptermap.php) to locate a class near you, or call the Arthritis Answers Help Line at 1-800-542-0295.

Exercise: A Guide from the National Institute on Aging

Source: National Institutes of Health


Free downloadable booklet with all the basics for beginning a senior exercise program. (Also includes address where you can order a copy of the booklet.) Newly updated for 2009.


Source: National Institute on Aging


Nationwide program to promote physical activity for older adults. Includes many online resources to help seniors get more exercise.

International Council on Active Aging


Website of association of active aging professionals includes resources and information about senior fitness

Strengthening Activities for Older Adults

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)


New “Growing Stronger” program promotes weight training