SAIL Program Helps Rejuvenate Area Seniors

//SAIL Program Helps Rejuvenate Area Seniors

Charlie Warner of the The Bluff Country Newspaper Group wrote a great article about the SAIL program.

Every Monday and Wednesday morning the basement fellowship area of the Canton-Scotland Presbyterian Church is a flurry of activity. Various types of upbeat music, including polkas, ‘50s and ‘60s rock and roll and country western swing can be heard. No, it’s not a hootenanny. And no, it’s not a fledgling garage band practicing for its first gig.

Some 15 to 20 senior citizens spend an hour bending, stretching, lifting weights and dancing in an effort to improve their balance, strength and fitness.

They are participating in the SAIL Program, sponsored by Catholic Charities of Southeast Minnesota. SAIL stands for Stay Active and Independent for Life. The program, designed to keep seniors energized and fit, is funded through grants from the State of Minnesota. …

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