Health & Fitness
Health & Fitness Programs
Health & Fitness Center
233 S. 10th Street, Suite 101
Lincoln, NE 68508
Senior Health Promotional Center
1005 "O" Street
Lincoln, NE 68508
Aging Partners began providing health promotion services to adults 55+ in Lincoln
and Lancaster County in 1984. Multi-county expansion in 1997 increased service to include Butler, Fillmore, Polk, Saline, Seward and York counties. Health assessments, group and individual health screenings, health education classes and physical activity programs are offered.
The Health & Fitness program focus is on disease and injury prevention. Individuals
are encouraged to take measures that decrease risk, promote optimum health and encourage independent living.
- To provide services and education designed to empower older adults to make healthier lifestyle choices and become
more active partners with health
care providers to achieve optimum health.
- To promote a positive image of older adults and healthy aging in the community.
- To reduce barriers to participation in Health & Fitness sponsored activities
in an effort to reach residents of all cultures and socioeconomic groups.
- To maximize the utilization of program and community resources.
- To assure that programming continues to be responsive to changing community needs and interests.
Core Program Components
A variety of individual and group screenings are offered to provide participants
with knowledge of personal health risks and information about things they can
do to lower risks and optimize Health.
Group health screenings include:
- Bone density
- Blood pressure
- Comprehensive foot care
- Ear wax removal
- Medication safety checks
Physical Activity Programs
Research continues to document the positive impact of physical activity on
mental and physical health. Older adults in particular are known to benefit from
regular participation in exercise. Assisting individuals in their efforts to increase their level of physical activity has been a priority for Health & Fitness since 1984.
- Strength training
- Stretch and tone
- Tai Chi
- Certified personal trainers assist people 60+ with individualized physical
- Health & Fitness Center located at 233 S. 10th Street, Suite 101
- Programs on 5 City-TV (Exercise for a Lifetime, Yoga Refresh and Renew,
Pilates and Forever Strong Strength Workout)
Health Education Programs
Health & Fitness staff is available to conduct 30 - 60 minute health education
programs for community, church and social groups. They are committed to
assisting people improve and maintain their health through increased knowledge and awareness. A variety of programs have been developed in the following
- Illness and injury prevention
- Physical activity
- Mental wellness
For information on hospice:
Massage with Rick Dockhorn, LMT
Rick Dockhorn owner of Massage Works here in Lincoln, volunteers his time giving FREE 10 to 15 chair massages. For more information call 402-441-7575. No appointment necessary. First come-first Served.
Stepping On - Building Confidence and Reducing Falls
Funding from the Community Health Endowment of Lincoln enables us to offer classes at no cost.Stepping On is a community based fall prevention program aimed at educating participants and building confidence to reduce or eliminate falls. Classes meet for two hours one time per week for seven weeks. Participants learn the most up to date information about fall prevention with people their own age. Workshop topics include simple and fun balance and strength exercises and the roles vision, medication, safe walking outside and footwear play in fall prevention.
This program was developed by Dr. Lindy Clemson of Sydney, Australia, to help older adults learn ways to prevent falls. It was brought to the United States by Dr. Jane Mahoney, Executive Director of the Wisconsin Institute for Healthy Aging, with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and other partners. The research has found that people who complete the workshop have a 31% reduced rate of falls. Contact Aging Partners Health & Fitness at (402) 441-7575 to register for the workshop.
Nebraska Living Well
Medicare Diabetes Screening Project
Public Health Solutions (Serving Fillmore, Gage, Jefferson, Saline and Thayer Counties)
Four Corners (Serving Butler, Polk, Seward and York Counties)
Three Rivers (Serving Dodge, Saunders and Washington Counties)
Lincoln Lancaster County Health Department