Northwest Kansas
Area Agency on Aging

Serving Seniors in the 18 Counties of Northwest Kansas

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Exercise Program

seniors exercisingFort Hays State University travels to the mealsites in Northwest Kansas demonstrating exercises appropriate for seniors. They also set up exercise programs for those wishing to participate.

 

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Programs on medication management and the benefits of preventative health services are presented at local senior centers throughout northwest Kansas. If you would like to set an appointment for a presentation please call us at 1-800-432-7422.

Stroke Rehabilitation

The NWKAAA has provided Fort Hays State University's Stroke Research & Rehabilitation Center with a grant that has allowed them to purchase a NuStep. This is a special man using NuStep machinepiece of equipment that allows stroke patients to exercise both their healthy side and the affected side by strapping the feet to the foot pedal and tying the hands to the arm poles with a wrap. Exercising helps to reduce the risk of clots, which in turn reduces the risk of another stroke. A session consists of monitoring heart rate, oxygen levels and blood pressure. The NWKAAA has provided funding to FHSU to help provide this service to those who are unable to afford it. The center is open 5 days a week. For more information please call (785) 628-5549.

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