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New Milford Hospital Hosts Next Series of Strong Women™ Strong Bones Fitness Program

New Milford Hospital will host the next series of Strong Women Strong Bones fitness programs at one community location starting July 15th and will resume programs at its three regular locations in September. Each session affords seven weeks (two 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 national, evidence based fitness program designed to prevent and reverse osteoporosis/osteopinea and promote general health and wellness.

The next series of seven-week classes begin on the following dates and locations:


First Congregational Church (Parish House)
36 Main Street
New Milford, CT 06776
Monday, Wednesday & Friday: 10-11:15 a.m.
Dates: July 15-August 30, 2013
Dates: September 9-October 25, 2013

Location: KENT

The Kent Specialty Care Center
46 Maple Street
Kent, CT 06757
Tuesday's: 10-11:15 am & Friday's: 2-3:15 p.m.
Date: September 10-October 25, 2013


The Washington Senior Center
6 Bryan Hall Plaza
Washington Depot, CT 06794
Monday's & Wednesday's: 2-3:15 p.m.
Date: September 9-October 23, 2013

The cost is $85 for seven weeks of classes, however, the fee is pro-rated if you plan to join mid-session.

About the Program

Strong Women Strong Bones is a nationally recognized fitness program led by Tufts University instructor Lisa Marie Lee. Health and wellness benefits include arthritis relief, restoration of balance and flexibility, strengthening of bones, proper weight maintenance, and improved glucose control and heart health.

About the Instructor

Lisa Marie Lee is a certified yoga instructor and massage therapist. She completed the Tufts University Strong Women training in 2004, and served as a Strong Women Program leader at Hartford Hospital for several years.

For more information regarding the Strong Women Strong Bones program, please call 860-614-1737. To register, call 1-800-350-1595.

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. The organization is anchored by two nationally recognized hospitals, Danbury Hospital and New Milford Hospital, as well as their affiliated organizations. In addition to the two hospitals, the continuum of care offered includes the following affiliates:

  • Western Connecticut Medical Group, an integrated physician practice with primary and specialty care expertise
  • Western Connecticut Home Care, an agency for home care and community health services
  • The Western Connecticut Health Network Foundations
  • emergency medical and Level II trauma services
  • an occupational wellness and medicine program, providing services for business and industry
  • a nationally renowned Biomedical Research Institute

Western Connecticut Health Network has centers of excellence in women's health, cardiovascular and cancer services; minimally invasive joint and spine surgery; digestive disorders, weight-loss (bariatric) surgery, and radiology and diagnostic imaging. It also offers specialized programs for neonatology with a Level IIIb neonatal intensive care unit and accredited sleep disorder centers. Both hospitals also maintain active clinical research programs, offering clinical trials for patients with cancer and other health concerns. Danbury Hospital was named a Top 100 Hospital by US News and World reports in 2012; a and a Top 100 for Value by Cleverly and Associates. New Milford Hospital is well known as a Planetree hospital and for its Plow to Plate, farm to table food program.

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

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Date posted - 06/20/2013