October 10th, 2019 – In one of Hadera’s elderly hostels, fun and exciting fitness lessons have been happening twice a week. Fitness is very important to the elderly. Moving and exercising helps them to keep in good shape.
Knowing this, Helping Hand Coalition for Israel (עמותת יד לעזרה ישראל) organized these lessons several years ago. The Hadera Municipality and hostel administration completely agreed and supported.
A professional fitness trainer for the elderly comes in to do exercises with and without various objects that especially promote movement and flexibility. Those who come to these lessons always look forward to them and encourage more people to come. The group is growing, and elderly in other hostels said they would like to have lessons like this in their own hostels too.
“It is more fun to do this together, and our trainer is wonderful,” – remarked some residents after the last lesson. “We don’t want to miss it even for a week. It makes us feel healthier, we can move our arms and legs better than before,” – said one of the group. The elderly are grateful for continuing help and support from Helping Hand Coalition and the municipality.