Las Cruces Offers Senior Exercise Programs

Apr 3, 2013

The City of Las Cruces Senior Programs is offering three new health and wellness classes at various community centers in Las Cruces. 

Chair exercises led by Lisa Ortega are offered Tuesdays and Thursdays from

8:30 - 9:30 a.m. at the Eastside Community Center, 310 N. Tornillo St. Hatha Yoga, taught by Nora Bailey, is Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:15 - 9:15 a.m. at Benavidez Center, 1045 S McClure  Rd. And a third, new class is Tai-Chi, Moving for Better Balance, taught by Jason Shoberg on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from

8:15 - 9:15 a.m. at Benavidez Center.

In addition to the three new classes, Senior Programs also offers  Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program classes Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays from 11:30 a.m. to

12:30 p.m. at the Regional Aquatic Center, 1401 E. Hadley. EnhanceFitness on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8:45 - 9:45 a.m. at Munson Center, 975 S. Mesquite St., and Tai Chi-Moving for Better Balance classes are Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:45 - 9:45 a.m. at Munson Center.  

The City of Las Cruces Senior Programs receives funding from the Non-Metro Area Agency on Aging (NMAAA) for health and wellness classes. Each class offered is considered evidence-based and all classes are funded in part under an agreement with the NMAAA, which requires Senior Programs to post a recommended donation of $1 per student, per class in support of the program. Participants must be age 60 plus and a member of Senior Programs. Membership is free and cards are issued at Munson Center. 

Title IIID of the Older Americans Act was established in 1987. It provides grants to states and territories based on their share of the population aged 60 and older for education and implementation activities that support healthy lifestyles and promote healthy behaviors. Such education and activities can reduce the need for more costly health care interventions. Priority is given to serving elders living in medically underserved areas and to those who have the greatest economic need.