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Modified Exercise Program for the Physically Challenged Offered at Runnells Specialized Hospital of Union County

Wayne Avery, Union County

Wednesday, March 19, 2014 • 12:43pm

BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ - BERKELEY HEIGHTS, NJ—The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders through the Department of Parks and Recreation is pleased to announce the availability of an exercise program at Runnells Specialized Hospital in Berkeley Heights for people who have had strokes or those who have other physical limitations.

“These special classes address general fitness needs,” said Freeholder Sergio Granados, liaison to the Union County Advisory Board on the Disabled. “This light exercise program focuses on strength and range of motion, body awareness, overall health and exercises that can be performed in a participant’s home.”

Classes are accessible to those in wheelchairs and the program contains activities that can be adapted to everyone. The exercise program meets twice each week; individuals have the option to attend one or both days. The schedule of classes is every Tuesday and Thursday from 12:00 noon to 1:00 p.m. from April 8 through November 6.

Pre-registration is required, along with a current doctor’s prescription and release. There is a one-time enrollment fee of $20 per person for the modified exercise program.

Runnells Specialized Hospital is located at 40 Watchung Way in Berkeley Height, and it is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders. For further information, please contact Manny Ramirez in the Department of Parks and Recreation, Programs for the Disabled, at 908-527-4781 or email: mramirez@ucnj.org.
 

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