City of Concord California

News Release

April 23, 2018

Class offers seniors alternatives to traditional fitness programs

The Concord Senior Center offers adults ages 50+ a new way to learn the skills necessary to become and stay physically active. Thanks to an instructor training grant from the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the Senior Center will offer the Active Living Every Day (ALED) program to the Concord community. Concord is one of 46 park and recreation agencies to receive the grant.

"This grant from NRPA and the CDC allows us to help the older adults in our community, and adds a new way Concord residents can work to achieve a healthy lifestyle," said Avis Connolly, Senior Center Manager.

The ALED program will be offered once a week beginning May 3 for 12 weeks by certified and trained instructors on Thursdays from 9:15 to 10:15 a.m. The classes are suited for anyone interested in achieving a healthy lifestyle through moderate-intensity physical activity that fits in everyday life. Discoveries show that physical activity need not be strenuous to benefit health. The ALED program emphasizes appealing alternatives to traditional fitness programs and appropriate skills to improve the overall quality of life of adults.

For more information, contact the Program Coordinator Dario Sanchez, (925) 671-3017 or To register, visit

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