Description: Advanced Stay Strong, Stay Healthy (SSSH) is a follow-up to the Stay Strong, Stay Healthy program.
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 8-week Stay Strong, Stay Healthy 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 daily living activities. This 8-week 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: Kelsey Weitzel, Susan Mills-Gray & Steve Ball
Evaluation tool: extension.missouri.edu/hes/evaluation/sssh-advanced/
Sample report: Advanced SSSH Program Impact Template
Suggested fee range: $25-40; $5 State Base Fee
Program website: missourifamilies.org/sssh/advsssh.htm