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MOVE UP - Meet & Greet

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3/23/16 from 10:30am to 11:30am

Hosted By: Age-Friendly Greater Pittsburgh

Contact Info: Lori Kieffer, 412-519-0991, lak103@pitt.edu

Location: 2200 Golden Mile Hwy, Plum, PA 15239

Price: Free!

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    MOVE UP Meet & Greets are casual gatherings where YOU are most important! Come share your ideas and meet someone new. If you have questions, please call or email us. We look forward to seeing you!

    MOVE UP is an evidence based weight loss and physical activity program adapted by the University of Pittsburgh PRC. Obesity is common in older adults.  As the epidemic is not lessening, it will become even more urgent an issue to address as the baby boomer generation reaches old age.  In older adults, obesity threatens mobility directly and indirectly through multiple chronic diseases such as arthritis, hypertension, diabetes, metabolic syndrome, and lipid disorders.  These conditions contribute substantially to disability. 

    The American Society for Nutrition, The Obesity Society, and the American Heart Association all recommend weight loss with exercise for the management of obesity in older adults.  This implementation project aims to focus on reducing obesity and subsequent chronic disease in older adults.

    Special Instructions: Parking is Free! To Enter: Turn onto Kane Road from Golden Mile Highway and turn left off of Kane into the YMCA parking lot as the main entrance is on the side of the building facing away from Golden Mile Highway