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Gerofit – Supervised Exercise for Older Veterans

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Who doesn’t want to be healthy and continue doing the types of activities we have done in the past? Your body may have changed a bit since basic training days, but you still have lots of opportunities to enhance your physical health.
Your VA can help you make small changes or even big changes that will improve your overall well-being.
Gerofit is a supervised exercise program that improves the health, physical function and well-being of older Veterans. Gerofit is available at several VA Medical Centers. (How to enroll)

  • Each Veteran receives a tailored exercise program based on their physical profile and personal goals.
  • Exercise programs may include treadmills, elliptical machines, stair climbers, bicycles, and other strengthening machines.
  • Veterans participate in group based exercises such as Tai Chi, line dancing, balance, and core coordination.

Veterans in the program have improved their health, physical function and well-being. They have also shown improvements in blood pressure, diabetes management, symptom management, and overall well-being and quality of life.