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Cincinnati VA Medical Center

 

Gerofit

Gerofit - a component of Well-Being

Gerofit is a supervised exercise program for Veterans, 65 and older that was developed at the VA Medical Center in Durham, North Carolina, in 1986. As a part of Gerofit, you are given a personal exercise program based on your physical profile and goals.

Gerofit can include individual and group based exercises such as Tai Chi, line dancing, balance, core coordination, and strengthening classes. Your exercise program may include treadmills, elliptical machines, stair climbers, bicycles and a variety of strengthening machines. Guidance in carrying out the exercise program is provided by trained physical therapist.

Participants in the program have demonstrated improved health, physical function and well-being. They have shown improvements in blood pressure, diabetes management, symptom management, well-being, quality of life, physical function, overall fitness, and longevity.


Staying Active is an important part of overall Well-Being. The components of Well-Being are:

  • Stay Active
  • Stay Safe
  • Find Balance
  • Eat Healthy
  • Sleep Well
  • Maintain Relationships
  • Nuture Your Spirit
  • Lower Stress
  • What’s in My Community

To explore additional ways to enhance your well-being visit: www.va.gov/GERIATRICS/Guide/LongTermCare/Wellness.asp

Contact Info

Location

  • Fort Thomas
    Basement

Contact Number(s)

  • 513-861-3100 Ext. 3031

Hours of Operation

  • Tues, Thur, Fri
    9:30 am to 12:00 pm