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#52tuesdays: Body & Soul Senior Fitness

February 20, 2018    in
In Charlotte, 29 percent of adults aged 65 and over live alone and nearly 21 percent of Charlotte residents 60 and over receive food stamps. (U.S. Census, 2010)

How can we help this generation? Body & Soul Senior Fitness has implemented a great idea by working to keep Charlotte’s seniors active and social.

Body & Soul Senior Fitness works within local churches to provide a place for senior adults to grow physically stronger, meet new friends and find joy in daily living. 

“As they age, family is very, very busy and friends start to pass away … life changes,” Body & Soul Executive Director Kathy Joy said. “Being able to come to the churches and just engage with others and become physically stronger makes them more confident.” 

Body & Soul provides fitness classes which include strength training, balance and mind/body work. They also hold monthly lunches and other social events to expand their social circle. Health fairs, lunch and learns, and art projects offers opportunities to learn new things. Community service is a wonderful part of giving back and feeling connected and purposeful. 

Body & Soul Senior Fitness Center from Social Venture Partners on Vimeo.

Body & Soul Senior Fitness is where fitness, fun and fellowship become one.

Do you want to support Body & Soul Senior Fitness? Visit their Give Shop and help provide them with equipment to run their fitness programs.