Oriol Health Care offers a number of community and wellness programs, many free and open to the public.

Senior Fitness Classes with Marty French

Marty French started her own fitness business over 30 years ago in Holden. She is certified in cardio conditioning, strength training, yoga and meditation. Marty feels that fitness should be fun! Laughter is included in every class!

Join our free and fun fitness program for seniors! Oriol Senior Fitness is a one-hour class providing exercise and education for any level participant! The goal of the class is heart and circulation health, strong flexible muscles, improved balance and yoga bliss! Oriol Health Care pays the cost of class instruction and materials to promote wellness and fitness for our community seniors! You will enjoy this experience and leave with a smile! Local classes have grown in popularity so come and join us and make a move towards wellness with Marty!

All Oriol Senior Fitness Classes are free and open to the Senior Public. Drop-ins welcome. Space may be limited.

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Classes are located at the following Council on Aging (COA) offices:

10:00—11:00am

  • Mondays ~ Sterling COA – 1 Park Street, Sterling
  • Tuesdays ~ Princeton COA – 18 Boylston Avenue, Princeton
  • Thursdays ~ Paxton COA – 17 West Street, Paxton
  • Fridays ~ Rutland COA – 53 Glenwood Road, Rutland

1:15—2:15pm

  • Fridays ~ Holden COA – 1130 Main Street, Holden

NEW! Chair Yoga

  • Mondays ~ West Boylston COA – Hartwell Street, West Boylston

 

Respite Programs

Oriol Health Care is happy to offer a chance for our family to take care of yours through our respite stay program. Enroll your loved one in our short stay respite program at either Holden Rehabilitation or Oakdale Rehabilitation. While the caregiver has a period of rest, we will care for your parent, spouse or loved one. Included in the program are daily activities, meals, laundry, a complete physical therapy assessment, a nutritional assessment and round-the-clock care. Our guest will also be treated to a manicure and a visit with our hairdresser/barber before going home refreshed!

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Diabetes Group

Join us at Holden Rehab for our monthly Diabetes Education & Support Group. These monthly meetings are being provided to help the general public and our residents with their questions and concerns about diabetes and diabetes management. A light meal will be provided. This group is free and open to the public, residents and their families. Reservations are appreciated. Offered March through May and September through November.

Program Info/RSVP: 508-829-1213

See our Events Calendar for the next meeting time and topic.

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Better Breathing with Bob

Join us for a new informative support group meeting to discuss breathing issues with Oriol Health Care Respiratory Therapist Bob Dumont. Bob brings over 30 years of experience in his field and has led many community groups to help educate and support anyone affected. Some topics to discuss: Do I need oxygen? How do I travel with oxygen? What affects allergies and asthma? What causes shortness of breath?

When: 1st Wednesday of Each Month, 2:00—3:00pm

Program Info/RSVP: 508-829-1213

See our Events Calendar for the next meeting time and topic.

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A Matter of Balance – A Falls Prevention and Educational Program

This program is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falls. A Matter of Balance is an evidence-based program taught in a confidential environment for a group of up to twelve people. This program is taught by our Master Trainers in two-hour sessions over a period of eight weeks. An informational session and sign up are required. Participants completing 5 or more classes will receive a certificate of completion.

Learn to:

  • View falls and fear of falling as controllable
  • Set realistic goals for increasing activity
  • Change their environment to reduce fall risk factors
  • Promote exercise to increase strength and balance
  • Get up properly after a fall

Sessions for older adults who:

  • Are concerned about falls
  • Have sustained a fall in the past
  • Restrict activities because of concerns about falling
  • Are interested in improving flexibility, balance and strength
  • Are age 60 or older, able to walk (with or without the use of assistive devices) and able to problem-solve

What to expect at A Matter of Balance session:

  • Peer interaction and problem solving
  • Physical activity and strengthening exercises
  • Assertiveness training
  • Home safety tips
  • Fall prevention strategies

Master Trainers:
Debby Osipov
Phone: 508-829-1213

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