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New Milford Hospital Announces Strong Women™ Strong Bones Fitness Program Winter Schedule and Locations

New Milford Hospital will host the next series of Strong Women Strong Bones fitness programs at three community locations starting in January. Each session affords seven weeks (2 classes per week) of exercise targeted to middle-aged and older women to increase strength, balance and flexibility, and is appropriate for both sedentary and active women.

Strong Women Strong Bones is a nationally recognized fitness program that was developed by Miriam Nelson, Ph.D., associate professor at the Gerald J. and Dorothy R. Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy at Tufts University. The program is based upon years of research on how strength training and nutrition improve the health of women of all ages.

"Strength is a critical factor in living healthier, more active lives. Our research show that a program of strength training not only improves bone density, but reduces falls, improves arthritis symptoms and increases flexibility and strength," says Dr. Nelson. Led by Lisa Marie Lee, an instructor certified to teach the program by Dr. Nelson after completing the Tufts University Strong Women, Strong Bones training in 2004. She is also a certified yoga instructor and massage therapist.

The next series of classes take place on the following dates and locations from January to April 2014:

Location: NEW MILFORD
New Milford Hospital
21 Elm Street
New Milford, CT 06776
*Monday, Wednesday & Friday (*choose 2 classes per week)
Dates: January 6-February 21, 2014 & March 10-April 25, 2014
Time: 10-11:15 a.m.

Location: KENT
The Kent Specialty Care Center
46 Maple Street
Kent, CT 06757
Tuesday & Thursday
Dates: January 7-February 20, 2014 & March 11-April 24, 2014
Time: 10-11:15 a.m.

Location: WASHINGTON DEPOT
New Milford Hospital welcomes new Strong Women Strong Bones instructor Veronica Kleeman for Washington Depot:
The Washington Senior Center
6 Bryan Hall Plaza
Washington Depot, CT 06794
Monday & Wednesday
Dates: January 6-February 19, 2014 & March 10-April 21, 2014
Time: 2-3:15 p.m.

Fee for seven weeks of exercise classes is $85. For more information about the Strong Women Strong Bones Fitness Program, or to register, please call program manager Lisa Maria Lee at 860-614-1737.

About Western Connecticut Health Network

Western Connecticut Health Network is the region's premier, patient-centered health care organization serving residents of Western Connecticut and adjacent New York. As a University teaching organization, WCHN is anchored by two nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital. WCHN offers a full continuum of care through its system of affiliated organizations that provide innovative preventative, primary and specialty care as well as home care.

The Western Connecticut Health Network Foundation's fundraising campaign - Imagine Build Transform - is focusing on raising funds for a new Patient Tower, an expanded Emergency Department with Level II trauma designation, and an advanced Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at Danbury Hospital; as well as the Emergency Department at New Milford Hospital, and the Network's cutting edge Biomedical Research Institute.

For more information, visit WesternConnecticutHealthNetwork.org, DanburyHospital.org; NewMilfordHospital.org and share your comments with us at Facebook.com/DanburyHospital or Facebook.com/NewMilfordHospital.

Date posted - 12/13/2013