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HCC offering courses on arthritis

February 08, 2009

Hagerstown Community College's Center for Continuing Education is offering two courses in March and April geared toward those with arthritis.

The first course, "PACE: People with Arthritis can Exercise," will be offered on Tuesdays and Thursdays, from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m., at the Hagerstown Seventh-day Adventist Church from April 7 through June 25. Developed by the Arthritis Foundation, the course is designed to help those with arthritis maintain joint flexibility, range of motion and strength, as well as build overall stamina. Cost is $85.

The second course, titled "Arthritis Aquatics," will be offered on Mondays and Wednesdays, from 2:30 to 3:30 p.m., from March 9 through April 15, and again from April 27 through June 8, at the Village at Robinwood. Designed to keep flexibility and range of motion, the course will help those with arthritis maintain strength and continue to increase stamina as they exercise in warm water. No swimming ability is necessary. Cost is $85.

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For more information or to register, call 301-790-2800, ext. 236.

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