We are StrongPeople

Participants in Oregon State University Extension's StrongPeople program take a break from working out to pose for a photo. The next StrongPeople program in Lake County is in Paisley. ( OSU Extension photo )

Participants in Oregon State University Extension's StrongPeople program take a break from working out to pose for a photo. The next StrongPeople program in Lake County is in Paisley. (OSU Extension photo)

The StrongPeople program has been a staple physical activity for Lake County adults since early 2014.

The StrongPeople program is a national evidence-based community exercise and nutrition program. It is a strength-training exercise program to assist adults in maintaining muscle mass, strength, and function as they age. Research has shown strength is a critical factor in living healthier, more active lives. This program of strength training not only improves bone density but reduces falls, improves arthritis symptoms, and increases flexibility.

Over the course of the last three years, StrongPeople programs have been offered in Lakeview, Paisley, and Christmas Valley, reaching more than 125 adults. The Lakeview program is thriving and led by three dedicated volunteers. The Paisley program is gearing up for another 12-week session. Registrations for the Paisley program are due by Wednesday, November 1. The Christmas Valley program is on hold until the new Senior Center is built.

Registrations for the Paisley program are due by Wednesday, November 1. Learn more by calling the Oregon State University Lake County Extension Office at (541) 947-6054.

Each session of the StrongPeople program is offered as a 12-week session. This allows new participants to join every 12 weeks. Participants meet for one hour twice a week. This program is appropriate for both sedentary and very active adults. However, some participants will be required to have consent from their healthcare provider prior to participating in the program.

If you would like to learn more about the program, or be notified when registration for the next 12-week session in your area is open, please call the Oregon State University Lake County Extension Office at (541) 947-6054.