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Chair yoga program has health benefits for seniors


MADISON (WKOW) - Chair yoga is expanding in the Madison area. The weekly program at St. Patrick's Parish Church in Cottage Grove is designed to reduce falls and improve overall health for seniors.

Chair yoga is one of several classes provided through St. Mary's Parish Nurse program.

Parish Nurse and Chair Yoga Coordinator, Peggy Weber says participants have an easier time with day-to-day activities.

"We want to help seniors stay out of the hospital and we know that falls and medications being mixed up are the two reasons in Dane County why many people have to the come to the emergency room," Weber said.

The program originally started with about 15 people, but now averages about 40 seniors per session.

Weber says when a new series starts every five weeks, about three or four new participants come.

The program is every Tuesday at 8:45 a.m. in Cottage Grove.

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