This fall, create, connect, and explore in the Friday Center’s Daytime Enrichment Courses. Discover a new interest or re-engage in an old one, deepen your appreciation of the arts, discuss favorite subjects with peers and scholars, gain new skills and try new things! Whatever your motivation, our enrichment programs are sure to stimulate your mind and reawaken your curiosity.

Course Spotlight: Move It or Lose It – How to Stay Physically Active throughout Your Lifespan

Thursday, Oct. 20 | 10 am-Noon | $10

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As we grow older, an active lifestyle is more important than ever. Regular exercise can help boost energy, maintain independence, and manage symptoms of illness or pain. Research shows that exercise can even reverse some of the symptoms of aging. Not only is exercise good for the body, it’s also good for the mind, mood, and memory.

Whether you are generally healthy, managing an illness, or just becoming more sedentary while getting older, there are plenty of ways to get more active, improve confidence, and boost fitness. This course will describe the components of fitness, offer strategies for staying active and tips for falls prevention, and demonstrate simple flexibility and strength training exercises.

There will be plenty of information to take home, but be sure to come dressed to participate.

Instructor: Meg Pomerantz is an American College of Sports Medicine certified Health Fitness Specialist and a Cancer Exercise Trainer. Meg earned her Master’s Degree in Exercise and Sport Science at UNC-Chapel Hill, and has over 25 years of experience in the fitness industry. She served as the Aquatics Director and creator and Director of the Lifetime Fitness Program at UNC-Chapel Hill. 

See the full list of Fall Daytime Enrichment Courses