LOA officially unveils new fitness equipment designed for older adults to stay active and socialize.

Located at 4902 Frontage Road, Roanoke, VA 24019, the center is open to the public Monday-Friday, 8:30am-2:30pm.

LOA Outdoor Senior Exercise Area ribbon cutting

The Local Office on Aging celebrated the grand opening ribbon-cutting ceremony and open house for our new Outdoor Senior Exercise Area at the Center for Health & Wellness on May 14, 2024.

LOA Outdoor Senior Exercise Area

Tailored to the needs of the older population, LOA’s new Outdoor Senior Exercise Area is an accessible space for all ages and furthers LOA’s passionate initiatives of improving personal health and wellness for our area’s seniors.

The fitness equipment set includes a step trainer, skill trainer, assisted functional trainer, step-around station, and assisted balance walk to help users improve balance, fine motor strength, flexibility, and range of motion. Additionally, the area offers a shaded picnic area where seniors can meet and socialize with others.

The creation of the Outdoor Exercise Area was supported by the $20,000 AARP Challenge Grant awarded to LOA in the summer of 2023. LOA was one of only 310 grantees for 2023, selected out of 3,600+ applications from across all 50 states, Washington D.C, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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LOA’s Outdoor Senior Exercise Area is open Monday-Friday, 8:30am-2:30pm,

located at 4902 Frontage Road NW, Roanoke, VA 24019.