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Wellness program open for Wilkes-Barre senior residents from local high rises

The Wilkes-Barre City Health Department is partnering with a local university to help enhance the quality of life for seniors who live in area high rises.

Misericordia University students enrolled in the master’s degree physical therapy program will guide seniors through a 6-week physical activity and wellness program.

The students will provide a supervised evaluation and exercise wellness class for residents at the Wilkes-Barre Housing Authority high rises.

Free balance screenings, blood pressure checks, diabetic foot screenings and nutritional information as well as low impact physical therapy group sessions are part of the weekly one-hour program.

The next Free and Fun Wellness & Physical Activity Check is on Monday, March 13, from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at East End Towers Community Room on Scott Street in Wilkes-Barre.

For more details, contact the city’s health department at 570-208-4287 or 570-208-4653.