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www,journalpress,com THE JOURNAL Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016 7 PHYLLIS COOK class schedule include T'ai-Chi, Yoga Stretch, Gym Walking, Cardio, Active older adults have discov- Strength & Stretch Nia Technique, ered lots of classes and activities at qqaerapeutic Movement, Senior the King George Family YMCA.Chair Fun, Keep It Active, Cycle for If you are a member and want to Everyone and Line Dancing. expand your use of the facility, or If unsure whether it's something not a member and thinking about you want to try, ask Hunt or anyone whether the YMCA is for you, you behind the counter at the YMCA for can come by and try out a class or ask more advice. for atourofthefacility. Here are a few descriptions of If not a current member of the classes listed above. YMCA, come in and pay a daffy rate .Gym Walking is 30 minutes of $10 to try any class. That fee also structured to start your morning gets you the use of the entire facility with variations on walking forms for the whole day and you can also and intervals. try out the wellness center..Senior Chair Fun is 60 minutes of Or, go online and take a look at low key cardio, on or off a chair for what's available and check the sched- strength and stretching. ule of both 'land' and aquatic activi- .Keep it Active is 60 minutes of ties online at the King George Family cardio, strength, balance and flexi- YMCNs website and with updates on bility for participants to work at their its Facebook page. own levels. Do a 'search' by its name in your Aquatic fitness classes vary in in- web browser, or enter: http://www, tensity from beginner to advanced, and are designed to improve cardio- George/KGOverviewl.html. vascular fitness, muscular condition- Check out programs, along with ing and flexibility. membership cost information with Hunt has a couple of recommen- the drop-down menus on the header dations of aqua classes for older at the top of the page. adults. For older adults who aren't sure "I suggest the Aqua Arthritis class what's for them, YMCA Group Fit- and the Water Aerobics classes for ness Manager LeAnn Hunt provides seniors,' she said. some ideas for older adults.'gdso, if the non members pay the All the classes Hunt suggests are daffy rate, they have use of the pool, open to adults of any age. None are locker rooms, wellness center, all restricted to 'old' people, classes and the gymnasium." The YMCA has numerous 'land'Be sure to check out the Wellness classes and several 'aquatic' classes, Center both online and at the facility. whether for fitness, therapy or swim "The Wellness Center has tread- lessons, mills, elliptical, weightlifting ma- The length of Classes is generally chines, free weights, bicycles, and about an hour, but some are 30 min- various other equipment for use" utes, at various times during the day Hunt said. "If you schedule it ahead and the week. you can get an orientation to the Some classes suggested by Hunt wellness center: for active older adults on the land "Taking the Fear Out of Dentistry with TLC and a Gentle Touch" Serving Patients ages 2 to 102 One - visit crowns, clear braces, dentures, implants We accept Mastercard, Visa, Discover, American Express, and Care Credit. Dentistry 9449 Wendy M. Moore, DDS Grover Dr., Ste. 100, King George 22485 (540) 775-5774 Photo by Phyllis Cook Adults of all ages can take Tai Chi classes at the King George Family YMCA. Y program director LeAnn Hunt recommends the class for seniors. New Mary Washin Healthcare facility serves seniors Richard Leggitt When Mary Washington Health- care opened a cancer clinic in Mon- tross, at the Kings Highway location of the former Mid-Rivers Cancer Center operated by Dr. Christopher Walsh, seniors in the area breathed a sigh of relief. 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Walk-Ins welcome Kim Kube Sorrell Owner/Headng Aid Specialist 540-785-4676 1171 Central Park Blvd. Suite 104 ' Fredericksburg, VA 22401 OF CO/~RCE two years ago, after he was badly,in, nation to Mary Washington Heal - )ured in a fall, elderly patients and care inclu ted a!! 9fthe faciliff's others in the Northern Neck battling medical equipment and an expensive the challenge of cancer have had to accelerator used to treat seniors and travel to Fredericksburg, Richmond other cancer patients. or Maryland to get life-saving treat- "We were so absolutely grateful ment. when the clinic opened and then "Seniors are the ones who have the when it closed it was such a sad situ- hardest time getting to the treatment ation," said Reamy. "We are delight they need," said Brenda Reamy, the ed that it is back." Reamy said dozens former Montross Town Manager and of Westmoreland County citizens a long advocate for the return of the facing medical emergencies have un- cancer center, able to get to a health care facility in "This area has an older popula- time to save their lives. tion," said Reamy. "And unfortunate- Rescue squads in the area often fly ly the area also has a very high cancer seniors and other patients they be- rate." According to Mary Washing- lieve to be seriously ill to hospitals in ton Healthcare officials, the reopen- Fredericksburg and Richmond, but ing of the Montross cancer clinic was the cost of the flights is prohibitive, made possible because Dr. Walsh do- often running to tens of thousands nated the facility and all of its prop- of dollars. erty and modern medical equipment "We had 7,000 citizens who signed to the Fredericksburg-based health petitions to encourage Dr. Walsh to care facility, open the cancer center in the first "Because of his love and compas- place," Reamy said. sion for the community, Dr. Walsh Walsh, the former director Of the wanted the facility to be reopened Cancer Center of Virginia in Spotsyl- to serve the people of this area," said vania, responded to the petitions and Renee Shank, director of radiation opened the Mid-Rivers Cancer Cen- and oncology for Mary Wash'ington ter in 2005 and it was a very produc- Healthcare. tive facility. Unfortunately, Walsh, With strong community support, who lives in Fredericksburg, slipped the reopened Montross clinic has and fell two years ago and suffered hired new members, inchiding at serious in)uries that curtailed his least one of the former members of ability to practice. He closed the can- Dr. Walsh's clinic. The doctors staff- cer center in 2014. ing the clinic are provided by Radia- Mary Washington Healthcare op- tion and Oncology Specialists of Vir- erates Mary Washington Hospital in ginia, which is affiliated with Mary Fredericksburg, one of the premier Washington Healthcare. hospitals in the state. It also operates The clinic's facilities include a a hospital in Stafford County. Mary 6,000-square foot building located at Washington Hospital has been serv- 15394 Kings Highway in Montross ing the medical needs of the area for on 5.8 acres of land. Dr. Walsh's do- more than 100 years. 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