SCAN Health Plan Arizona Offers Free
Health and Fitness Classes in February
(PHOENIX, Ariz. – January 11, 2012) — Exercise goes a long way in maintaining a healthy heart. During American Heart Month in February SCAN Health Plan Arizona is encouraging seniors to take advantage of its free health and fitness classes designed specifically to meet the needs of older adults. These classes are open to SCAN members as well as the general public; however, space is limited, so pre-registration is recommended. Classes are held at the SCAN Connections Resource Center at 1313 E. Osborn Road in Phoenix, unless otherwise noted. Anyone interested in attending may call 602-778-3420. February’s schedule includes:
Easy Tai Chi – A form of moving energy derived from Chinese martial arts. It consists of a series of slow, fluid movements done softly and gently using breathing techniques for healthy biorhythms.
- Feb. 6, 13, and 27 from 9:15 – 10:15 a.m. at the Sun Lakes Country Club (25630 South Brentwood Drive in Sun Lakes).
- Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 9:30 – 10:30 a.m. at the SCAN Connections Resource Center.
Intermediate Tai Chi
- Feb. 7, 14, 21 and 28 from 11 a.m. – noon at the SCAN Connections Resource Center.
Zumba Plus – A Latin-inspired dance and fitness class for those 50 plus.
- Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 11:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. and again from 1 - 2 p.m. at the SCAN Connections Resource Center.
Yoga for Every Body, Mind and Soul – A gentle yoga class specifically designed for seniors with movement disorders. Students will develop an overall sense of well-being, improved mobility and confidence.
- Feb. 2, 9, 16 and 23 from 2 – 3 p.m. at the SCAN Connections Resource Center.
“Local seniors have really enjoyed the classes SCAN offers, which is why we added a second Zumba Plus class on Thursday mornings,” said Karen Richards, manager of the SCAN Connections Resource Center.
As part of its health promotion program, SCAN Health Plan Arizona offers informative hour-long presentations for seniors. On Feb. 15 from 10 – 11 a.m., SCAN will present “Solutions for Life,” a weight-reduction and longevity program that is backed by cutting-edge research and medically approved. Also on Feb. 15 SCAN will host a Heart Healthy cooking demonstration and light lunch beginning at 11:30. Space is very limited for the cooking demonstration. On Feb. 29 from 10 - 11 a.m. SCAN will offer a presentation on hoarding.
For 35 years SCAN Health Plan has been focusing on the unique needs of people with Medicare and today is the fourth-largest not-for-profit Medicare Advantage plan in the United States. SCAN Health Plan Arizona serves approximately 15,000 members in Maricopa and Pima counties. Further information is available at scanhealthplan.com.
Members of the news media may contact:
818-597-8453, ext. 3