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NEW EnhanceWellness Video
NEW Publications on EnhanceFitness
“Tips for Teaching” EnhanceFitness to those with MCI
EnhanceFitness is featured in the US HHS Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services has just released the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans Midcourse Report: Implementation Strategies for Older Adults. EnhanceFitness at Suncoast YMCA in Florida is highlighted in the report as an outstanding example of how strategies to increase physical activity among older adults are being put into practice in communities across the United States.
The Midcourse Report and supporting materials can be found at https://health.gov/our-work/nutrition-physical-activity/physical-activity-guidelines/current-guidelines/midcourse-report.
Everyone has a role to play in helping older adults get more physical activity. Health care professionals, delivery organizations, policymakers, trainers, instructors and community members can work across all sectors to create opportunities and environments that help promote access to physical activity among older adults. Thank you for being a part of this important effort.
New EnhanceWellness video featuring Northshore Senior Center
June is Alzheimer’s and Brain Awareness Month: Addressing Modifiable Risk Factors for Dementia
Many factors can influence dementia risk, including genes, environment, and lifestyle. Although many of these factors cannot be reversed, as with many other diseases, there are steps a person can take to help reduce their risk of dementia, including being physically active and connected. Be sure to check out the Tips for Teaching Participants with Mild Cognitive Impairment resource now available in the EF Instructor portal.
Read and share this infographic to help get the word out about healthy lifestyle activities that can help reduce dementia risk: https://go.nia.nih.gov/3OYuQJl
New Publications Alert
Gell NM, Bai Y, Herbert M, Hoffman EV, Reynolds R, Bae M, Dittus K, Phelan EA, & Patel KV. (2023). Exercise Intensity Among Older Adults Participating From Home in Remotely Delivered EnhanceFitness. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. Advance online publication.
Steinman L, Chavez Santos E, Chadwick K, Mayotte C, Johnson SS, Kohn M, Kelley J, Denison P, Montes C, Spencer-Brown L, Lorig K. (2023). Remote Evidence-Based Health Promotion Programs During COVID: A National Evaluation of Reach and Implementation for Older Adult Health Equity. Health Promotion Practice. 2023 Jun 6:15248399231175843. doi: 10.1177/15248399231175843. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 37282506; PMCID: PMC10251066. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC10251066/
Happy 175th Birthday to the YMCA!!
We are proud to partner nationally with Y-USA to deliver #EnhanceFitness – getting stronger, increasing physical activity, lessening falls risk, managing arthritis and HAVING FUN across the country!
Here’s to another 175 years, Y Partners!! Strong Work!
Expanded program resources are available to licensed EF and EW Affiliates and active EF instructors
“I come because I enjoy it!”… “My stamina is improving!”… “New Friends”… “To help me live longer”… “To be strong enough to care for my sweetheart”… “Our Why”
– Utah EF Participants
NEW: Tips for Teaching Participants with MCI. Adapted from “Tips for Group Exercise Instructors Teaching Those Living with Mild Cognitive Impairment and Dementia” (2023) by Paige Corley, EnhanceFitness Master Trainer, Gerontology Interdisciplinary Program, University of Utah. Thank you, Paige C!
UPDATED: EnhanceFitness Fast Facts Marketing Tool
Check out the Tech Tips for Remote and Hybrid Delivery PDF, including links to videos from AV Now, available in our EF Affiliate and EF Instructor Resource Portals! Let us know what questions you still have! We are gathering questions for an online seminar with Q&A to meet your needs.
All manuals can now be printed directly from the EF and EW Affiliate portals. Instructor candidates should have a hard copy of the manual prior to Day 1 of training.
To access the resource pages, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to request your account.
REMINDER! Pay invoices any time—day, night or weekends!
Project Enhance invoices can now be paid by credit card online through a secure web portal.
The link to the payment portal is included in the email sent with each invoice and on the invoice PDF itself. You can also find it on our website under Contact Us.