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Southwind District

Erie Office

111 South Butler
Erie, KS 66733
Fax:  620-244-3829

Fort Scott Office

210 South National
Fort Scott, KS 66701
Fax:  620-223-0332

Iola Office

1 North Washington
Iola, KS 66749
Fax:  620-365-7944

Yates Center Office

211 W. Butler
Yates Center, KS  66783
Fax:  620-625-8645


Stay Strong, Stay Healthy is a strength training program for older adults - it's no longer just for bodybuilders!   Strength training has many benefits:

  • increases muscle strength
  • improves balance
  • enhances flexibility
  • strengthens bones
  • relieves arthritis
  • helps control weight
  • lifts depression
  • reduces stress
  • reduces the risk of heart disease

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy is for older adults who want to improve their quality of life and stay active.  The exercises are easy to learn and are safe and effective.  No need to wear special clothes - just comfortable, loose-fitting pants and shirt, along with sturdy, closed-toe walking shoes.

Sessions include warm-up exercises, strengthening exercises, and cool-down stretches.  Over 8 weeks, you will increase your strength and improve your balance.  Our trained agents will help you learn and do these exercises safely.

Stay Strong, Stay Healthy website: http://www.k-state.edu/staystrong/

Upcoming Classes: $20 Per Person

Fort Scott classes begin August 17.  They will be held on Mondays and Fridays, at 9:00 a.m. at the Buck Run Community Center.  Contact Joy Miller via phone: 620-223-3720 or email: joymiller@ksu.edu

Yates Center classes begin September 17.  Registration is due by September 8.  Classes will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays at 9:00 a.m. in the basement at Town Hall.

Please click HERE for the registration form and other required documents.

Classes for other Southwind District communities will be listed here as they are scheduled.