Registration starts for senior exercise

The Mount Si Senor Center, in association with the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital, has offered SAIL, or Stay Active and Independent for Life, exercise classes for older adults three times weekly since June of 2007. Registration is now open for the 2009 SAIL season.

“SAIL is a simple, common sense strength, balance and flexibility exercise program proven to improve fitness and help older adults avoid fall-related injuries,” said Nancy Rickerson, Director of Rehabilitation Services for Snoqualmie Valley Hospital.

According to the exercise program organizers, participants in the program have told them that some other exercise programs have often ended up giving them an injury.

However, the center’s SAIL class was the first one where that hasn’t happened.

For more information including class dates, times, costs and registration, call Mount Si Senior Center at (425) 888-3434.

For more information about falls prevention, beginning your own older adult fitness class or SAIL instructor training, contact the Snoqualmie Valley Hospital Rehab Department at (425) 831-2300 or e-mail to

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