Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL)
Stay Active & Independent for Life is a strength, balance and fitness program for adults 65 and older. Performing exercises that improve strength, balance and fitness is the single most important activity that adults can do to stay active and reduce their chance of falling. The entire curriculum of activities in the SAIL program can help improve strength and balance if done regularly. SAIL is offered 2 or 3 times a week in a one-hour class, for a total of 24 classes. SAIL exercises can be done standing or sitting.
Intended Target Audience:
- The primary focus is on community-dwelling older adults and people with a history of falls.
- The program is able to accommodate people with a mild level of mobility difficulty (e.g., people who are occasional cane users).
Is there a fee?
The cost for A.C.E. of SW Minnesota to offer SAIL classes is based on individual voluntary contributions and donations. No one will be denied services because of their inability or unwillingness to contribute towards this service.
Because this service is made possible, in part, under the Federal Older Americans Act through a grant award from the Minnesota River Area Agency on Aging (MNRAAA) under an Area Plan approved by the Minnesota Board on Aging, certain guidelines must be strictly adhered to. Cost sharing is one of those guidelines. A.C.E. of Southwest Minnesota has a fully established and implemented Cost Share Policy/Statement of Value Process for Title III program participants with coordinating sliding scales. Title III-D Stay Active & Independent for Life series Sliding Fee Scale
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