Asphalt Green is dedicated to providing opportunities for the older population to be fit and active! Regular exercise, when done with proper form and under the guidance of professionals, can significantly benefit older adults. Improving strength, balance, and endurance improves quality of life and reduces the number of visits to the doctor’s office. We facilitate innovative physical activity programs through partnerships with Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center, Union Settlement Association, and other senior service organizations. Each year, we get over 300 older adults moving and healthy.

To get involved, contact us at skillsinmotion@asphaltgreen.org or 212.369.8890 x2283.

 

Skills in Motion – A Unique Approach to Fall Prevention

Roughly one-third of all adults ages 65 or older will experience a fall. To address the problem, Asphalt Green created Skills in Motion, a fun and social exercise program designed to improve functional balance. The curriculum improves strength and coordination through a variety of exercises, games, and activities. 

The population of Americans ages 65 and older will double during the next 25 years. According to the New York State Department of Health, falls account for $1.7 billion in annual hospitalizations costs. During 2017-2018, Asphalt Green is working with the Hospital for Special Surgery Orthopedic Physical Therapy Center to continue to develop and expand the program. Our goal is to serve more people throughout New York City and beyond. Skills in Motion classes through February 15, 2019 are full; stay tuned for information on upcoming sessions. Asphalt Green members and nonmembers welcome.

 

Testimonials from our Stanley Isaacs Neighborhood Center members:

  • “I have more energy, and I feel a lot better. I’m so happy that I took this class.”
  • “Tremendous improvements in every way: balance, strength, confidence, and speed.”
  • “It has given me energy and courage to do things, and I appreciate being here. It’s awesome!”
  •  “I walk faster. The steps are easier, larger steps. I feel great!”

To get involved, contact us at skillsinmotion@asphaltgreen.org or 212.369.8890 x2283.