Patients and clients 65 years and older are invited to participate in Exercise & Healthy Aging, a research study conducted by the Oregon Research Institute in Eugene to evaluate the health benefits of three different exercise programs: Group Exercise, Tai Ji Quan, and Stretching & Breathing.
Participants will attend an exercise class twice weekly for 24 consecutive weeks. Enrolled participants will be assigned to one of the three programs and researchers will ask participants health questions throughout the duration of the study.
Basic eligibility requirements include:
- 70 years and older
- Have a history of falling
- Able to engage in mild exercise safely
- Approval of healthcare provider
- Other eligibility requirements will be explained
The Community Room at Willamette Medical Center, 2401 River Road, is the site location for the study starting on Feb. 11, with classes to run on Wednesday and Friday mornings. Patients of Dr. James R. Morris; Carolyn Buel, ANP; and Stuart Silberman, Psy. D., are encouraged to participate in the study.
Hilyard Community Center, 2580 Hilyard St. is another site location, which will begin classes starting Jan. 14.
To sign up, call:
Oregon Research Institute at
Here's to your health in the New Year!