Get to stepping at Making the Most of Retirement Nov. 19

(STILLWATER, OKLA. / Nov. 6, 2014) –– Louella Harshman from the City of Stillwater’s Senior Center will be present "Low Impact Exercising for Seniors" on Wednesday, Nov. 19, as a part of the Emeriti Association’s monthly series, “Making the Most of Retirement.”

Harshman, who has been the volunteer exercise instructor at the Senior Center for the last six years, says that low impact movement is especially important for retirees.

“The exercises I teach are designed to keep seniors moving,” said Harshman. “This summer, I nearly fell and hurt myself. Because of the exercise I have been doing, I was able to quickly right myself and minimize my injury.”

Harshman’s program will include a demonstration of the exercises featured in her weekly classes. She will also introduce the equipment used in her sessions, such as balls, stretch bands and sticks. The program will end with a line dance demonstration that is especially popular at the Senior Center.

“Exercise isn’t necessarily just about the movement,” said Harshman. “When you exercise with others, the comradery is just as important. We help each other. When we make mistakes, we laugh, exercise our laughing muscles, and move on.”

“Making the Most of Retirement” is free and open to all retirees. The group meets at 1:30 p.m. on the third Wednesday of the month at the Stillwater Public Library. Upcoming programs include “Preparing to Use the AARP Tax Service” on Dec. 17 and “What to Consider When Selecting Where to Live” on Jan. 21.

Retirees interested in learning more about the free programs should visit http://retiredinstillwater.wordpress.com.

The Stillwater Public Library is located at 1107 S. Duck St. (the corner of Duck and 12th Ave.).  Visit the library online at http://library.stillwater.org.