Maine Center on Aging helps seniors stay fit, BDN reports

The Maine Center on Aging at the University of Maine is helping seniors strengthen their muscles, bones and joints through a federal program it manages, reports the Bangor Daily News. Volunteers with the Retired and Senior Volunteer Program or RSVP run Bone Builders fitness classes for around 150 seniors in Penobscot, Piscataquis, Hancock and Washington counties. “The goal is to increase muscle strength, build bone density, become more flexible and prevent falls,” said the Center on Aging’s Paula Burnett, who runs the RSVP program.