The Waychoff Senior Center of Heber Springs recently sent Elaine Miller to train on the Drums Alive exercise program which basically is moving to the beat, moving your feet, your arms using drumsticks to beat on an exercise ball. It is good for the body and is “a ton of fun” according to those doing it.
The center is a wellness center that currently has three programs to help seniors in balance and movement. The Drums Alive program as well as the balance and movement program and the Peppi program which is an integrated exercise program help seniors to keep in shape. The programs at the center are all evidence based programs which have the research to back them up that they do help re-establish balance. It has also been shown to combat cardiac disease, diabetes, combats arthritis and restores range of motion.
“We are so excited to offer this program to the community,” said Sharon Brown, Asst. Executive Director. Brown also says it is not just for seniors.
The program is offered on Tuesdays at 11 a.m. and Thursdays at 10 a.m.
Elaine Miller, who is teaching the program said, “Sometimes they don’t know they are actually exercising because it is so much fun.”