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Arthritis Class Featured In TV Ad

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LIVINGSTON -

One could be forgiven to imagine an exercise class as something high-octane: filled with beat-driven music and an energetic instructor. An exercise class at the Park County Senior Center in Livingston, however, was a bit different.

A film crew was at the center Wednesday afternoon to film an exercise class that, by comparison, is perhaps a bit more subdued. The class is focusing on joint health, and prevention of Arthritis.

"The Arthritis Foundation very much strongly suggests exercises being one of the best ways in dealing with Arthritis." said DeeDee Moreford, an instructor for the Arthritis education class at the senior center "We perform anywhere from 20 to 25 exercises per class. It's a combination of sitting, standing, and there are also lying down exercises."

The program in Livingston is one of many similar programs across the Treasure State.

"Montana Arthritis Program had some grant funding for people who want to start an Arthritis Exercise Program at locations, and I thought it would be an excellent benefit to the Livingston Community," said Brooke Cottongim, Executive Director of the Park County Senior Center. She said it is important to spread the word about these kinds of programs, especially now.

"Aging population are growing exponentially all the time, as the Baby Boomers are aging," said Cottongim.

The film crew at the center will use the footage they captured for a commercial that will promote similar programs. Participants of the program said it was definitely a different experience.

"I think it's exciting! There's sure a lot of them! There are probably just as many people taking pictures as of us exercising!" said one participant.

DeeDee said it is important for the participants of the exercise program to be consistent with their workout.

"We ask that our participants come once or twice a week, and do these exercises," said Moreford. She went on to say that the routines taught at the center can easily be done at home.

For more information on similar classes across the state, click on Connections.

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