Start Moving for Your Independence on Monday, January 12th at 9:00 a.m. in the Recreation Room. America’s Authority on Fitness (ACE), shares why older adults need to get plenty of safe and appropriate exercise – Exercise helps maintain mobility and stamina, reduces the incidence of disease, and leads to an overall better qualify of life. Additionally, they give 10 specific reasons for exercise: 1) To increase bone density and prevent osteoporosis. 2) To improve self efficiency and maintain independence. 3) To increase metabolism. 4) To maintain balance and improve reflexes to decrease falls. 5) To created a sense of community of feeling of belonging. 6) To improve pulmonary function. 7) to boost mood. 8) To help prevent and regulate diabetes. 9) To improve flexibility, joint range of motion and functional movement. 10) to improve cardiovascular strength.