Join us in examining the effects of a physically active lifestyle on the prevention and management of chronic conditions and disease. This event will be held Friday, January 20th from Noon — 2 pm at the Tillamook Forestry Department, 5005 3rd Street, Tillamook.

Dr. Gunter’s presentation will focus on how we define and achieve optimal skeletal health at every age.  The primary focus of this talk will address the ways a physically active lifestyle can promote optimal skeletal health and reduce the risk for falls and fracture.  Attendees will learn about the science supporting the effects of physical activity on skeletal health and resilience, gain resources to help them achieve optimal health, and have the opportunity to practice simple, bone and muscle strengthening exercises that can be done every day at home!

Kathy Gunter, PhD is an Associate Professor in the School of Biological and Population Health Sciences in the College of Public Health and Human Services at Oregon State University. She is the Director of the Healthy Lifestyles and Obesity Prevention Research Core at the Hallie Ford Center for Healthy Children and Families. Her research focuses on developing, implementing and evaluating physical activity programs and has directed efforts towards individuals, families, childcare environments, schools and rural populations.

To reserve a seat contact Stacie Zuercher at NW Senior and Disabilities Services, 503-815-2062. Light refreshments will be served.

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