When doors began closing and social distancing became a must for staying healthy, Abby Malott, Health and Wellness Coordinator at Stonebridge Community Services grew concerned.
Malott and her Health and Wellness team runs free weekly fitness classes for seniors in Tillsonburg and Norfolk areas.
“When life is ‘normal’ we run over 46 classes throughout Norfolk County and Tillsonburg every week,” said Malott. “That’s myself and our other instructors as well.
“We know that people do come to our classes to exercise, but also come in large part to socialize. We didn’t want to stop running the classes all together. We wanted to give the people the opportunity to still have exercise and physical activity in their day when they’re at home. And also to find ways to connect with them.
“Our participants rely heavily on these programs to stay active, mobile and socially engaged as they age,” said Malott.