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Free Healthy Living and Exercise Workshops for Seniors

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With a grant from the AARP Foundation, Cedars-Sinai will expand senior exercise classes over the next 3 years while monitoring the impact they have on social connectedness and aging.

Free exercise and healthy living classes for LA seniors are starting soon. Two classes are currently offered:

  • The Exercise Workshop will serve older adults in our community and support them in achieving improved fitness levels.
  • The Healthier Living Workshop for Older Adults will help seniors manage their overall health. The classes are intended for a variety of fitness levels and aim to improve mobility and symptom management.

"If exercise was a pill, it would be a blockbuster drug because it impacts quality of life and chronic disease in such a positive way."


"Exercise has been shown to improve longevity, prevent physical disability, delay cognitive decline, improve mood, and improve sleep quality," says Cedars-Sinai geriatrician Dr. Allison Mays.

"If exercise was a pill, it would be a blockbuster drug because it impacts quality of life and chronic disease in such a positive way."

Dates and locations

Exercise Workshop
Tuesdays and Thursdays through March 29, 1–2 pm
Pan Pacific Senior Activity Center 141 Gardner St. Los Angeles, CA 90036

Healthier Living Workshop for Older Adults
Mondays, March 19–April 30 (No class April 2), 1:30–4 pm
Washington Irving Library 4117 W. Washington Blvd. Los Angeles, CA 90018

If you or a loved one is interested, call 310-385-3511 to register.

These classes are being offered by the Cedars-Sinai geriatrics team in partnership with Jewish Family Service of Los Angeles and Arthritis Foundation.

More healthy living to come

The Cedars-Sinai geriatrics team has received a grant from AARP Foundation to expand these classes over the next 3 years. The team will monitor the impact these classes have on social connectedness and aging.



"I am so excited that we are joining the national effort to decrease social isolation in seniors," says Dr. Sonja Rosen, associate medical director of Geriatric Care programs at Cedars-Sinai.

"By decreasing social isolation and improving fitness, we expect to find that our participants’ social isolation and fall risk have decreased."