By Kim Glovas
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Some senior citizens — perhaps with their New Year’s resolutions in mind, or maybe just trying to stay limber — showed up at a center city Philadelphia assisted living facility today to take part in a program titled “New Year, New You.”
“Breathe in, breathe out…” said Muhammad Smith at the Watermark on Logan Square, while instructing some seniors on basic stretching.
Eadie Victor, who turns 90 in a couple of weeks, has lived at Watermark for 2½ years. She is committed to exercising, saying it makes moving around a lot easier.
“Well, I do it with Muhammad three times a week — we do it with weights. Twice a week we all do stretching. One day a week we have a Tai Chi teacher for one hour, and Saturday morning we have the yoga class.”
It’s all part of “Watermark University.” Dana Henson, a community life assistant, explains the goal:
“We want to help resident here strengthen brain and body.”
The events are free and open to the public. For more information, go to http://www.watermarkcommunities.com/LoganSquare/watermarkuniv/.