Franciscan Alliance Hosts Health and Wellness Theme of Senior Program

Franciscan-Alliance-Senior-ClassesRachael Hofer, an instructor at Franciscan Omni Health & Fitness in Chesterton, demonstrates a sitting relaxation exercise to participants at a Senior Health and Wellness Fair, offered by the Franciscan Alliance Accountable Care Organization, at the Briar Ridge Country Club in Schererville Sept. 14. She told the group that even a small amount of exercise is beneficial, and that it can be built upon over time to increase the benefits.

Other speakers included Ashlee Johnson, also of Franciscan Omni, who presented a program on how to reduce fat and calories in favorite meals; and Kathryn Mulligan, MD, who discussed pathways to healthy living, mentally and physically. The event also featured information on stroke awareness and early heart attack care and screenings for balance assessment, blood glucose and pressure and bone density.