Katie Stortie’s leg strengthening class is helping residents become more mobile—and stay more mobile.
Katie noted the need for a leg strengthening program a year ago when she read various studies about how better leg strength strongly correlates with seniors being able to maintain their independence longer.
The class is half seated and half standing. The 30-minute class is held twice a week. Currently 10 to 15 people attend regularly.
One resident proudly stated, “Class participation has helped me stand up in the shower for the first time in years!”