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June 2013


CalAgrAbility conducted four English and one Spanish "Get Moving: Arthritis Prevention & Pain Management Exercise Program" classes. In May CalAgrAbility started a new series of English "Get Moving" at Atria Covell Gardens Senior Living in Davis. This will now be the venue in Davis for exercise classes and they are free and open to the public. Classes are held every Tuesday at 3:00pm and will be held throughout the summer. Participants who attended classes at the Davis Senior Center are now attending classes at Atria Covell Gardens. Staff have a total of 16 participants registered for the classes. The Spanish "Get Moving" was held at Clinica Tepati in Sacramento, CA. CalAg has now had 21 classes at Clinica Tepati and will continue to conduct them as long as participants attend. For the month of June, CalAgrAbility will be returning to Vacaville, CA to resume exercise classes for a Fibromyalgia support group.

Staff also attended the annual Arthritis Walk in Sacramento. It was the biggest walk they have had in a couple of years. There were teams from all over Northern California and Southern California, including Bakersfield, CA and Chico, CA. Over 300 people came by the CalAgrAbility booth and picked up information on ergonomics, hearing protection, arthritis, diabetes, nutrition, and exercise.

Staff also attended the Senior Resource Fair and National Senior Fitness Day at Woodland Community Center and Senior Center. Over 40 agencies were present offering a variety of resources for the seniors including assisted living, hearing protection and hearing loss, health clinics, veteran resources, nutrition, exercise, arthritis support groups, and many other resources. CalAgrAbility staff networked with agencies and was able to recruit more participants for the arthritis exercise classes in Davis.

The consumers that CalAgrAbility referred to One Sight have received their glasses and are happy that they are able to see well again and can continue living their daily lives. CalAg continues to refer consumers to LensCrafters throughout the state of California. For more information on One Sight, visit So far One Sight has helped 10 consumers to obtain a free eye exam and eye glasses.

Submitted by Martha Stiles