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Advanced Stay Strong, Stay Healthy

Description: Advanced Stay Strong, Stay Healthy is a follow-up program to the 10 week Stay Strong, Stay Healthy (SSSH) program.

Map/schedule: missourifamilies.org/sssh/advsssh.htm

Curriculum/program overview: The Advanced Stay Strong, Stay Healthy program was developed in 2009 by a team of MU Extension Specialists to meet the increasing need for a follow-up program to the 10 week Stay Strong, Stay Healthy (SSSH) program.

The goal of the Advanced SSSH program is to expand the fitness base acquired from SSSH by adding new and more challenging exercises. Advanced SSSH is designed to challenge older adults in new and different ways, to help avoid staleness and plateaus, and to improve activities of daily living. This program features exercises using resistance from body weight, hand weights and ankle weights. It also features balance exercises, core exercises, low back exercises and flexibility exercises.

Contact person: Steve Ball / Sarah March

Evaluation tool: extension.missouri.edu/hes/evaluation/evaluationforms.htm

Sample report: Advanced SSSH Program Impact Template

Suggested fee range: $25-40; $5 State Base Fee

Program website: missourifamilies.org/sssh/advsssh.htm