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Increase heartbeat, strengthen muscles, increase flexibility – all at the senior center

By Stephanie Watson

I read somewhere many older adults may feel that they are too tired to be physically active or that they have earned their rest. I can’t imagine what life feels like at age 70, I’m exhausted at age 29. However, I learned that physical activity is a critical part of a healthy lifestyle, and for older adults, physical activity may take on even more meaning.

Continuing to live independently, doing the things that you enjoy, can be linked to being active. Increasing your heartbeat, strengthening your muscles and increasing your flexibility contribute to physical fitness and the ability to do everyday activities like climbing the stairs, shopping for groceries, and visiting with family and friends.

The Osage County Senior Center can meet all of these activities to help you stay independent. The center has senior friendly exercise classes on Monday and Wednesday beginning at 11 a.m. There is an exercise room available to use anytime from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Osage County General Public Transportation can take you shopping or even to the mall so you can window shop and walk. Most importantly we have social activities and bussing excursions. For more information, contact the center at 785-528-4906 or stop by 604 Market St., Osage City.


  • Friday, June 23: Bingo 10 a.m.; cribbage 12:15 p.m.
  • Monday, June 26: Sewing 8 a.m.; arm chair exercise 10:30 a.m.; cribbage 12:15 p.m.
  • Tuesday, June 27: Ceramics 9 a.m.; Mexican Train games 1 p.m.; movie day in Emporia
  • Wednesday, June 28: Sewing 8 a.m.; armchair exercise 11 a.m.; cribbage 12:15 p.m.; trip to Russell Stover and Iola.
  • Thursday, June 29: Art and painting 9 a.m.
  • Friday, June 30: Bingo 10 a.m.; cribbage 12:15 p.m.

See Osage County Senior Center general transportation bus schedule here.
See Mid America Nutrition Program daily menus here.

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