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Welcome to the Physical Activity Guide for Seniors
in Richland and Lexington Counties in South Carolina.
(Click here to download)

Physical activity is vital for maintaining a high quality of life and independence. Becoming more physically active is recommended by many experts, including:
  • U.S. Surgeon General
  • American Heart Association
  • American Diabetes Association
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
  • ... and others

Even small increases in physical activity can improve health. Moderate physical activity, 30 minutes a day, 10 minutes at a time, 5 days a week can reduce your risk for developing disease and disability. This guide is intended to assist older adults and providers to quickly identify available programs and special-needs activities located in Richland & Lexington Counties, SC. We hope that this guide can assist you in becoming more active!

Who We Are
This directory is the result of a 2003 survey conducted of organizations in Lexington and Richland Counties. The University of South Carolina Healthy Aging Research Network conducted the survey. The project is run through the Prevention Research Center at the Arnold School of Public Health, University of South Carolina. This effort is part of broader national efforts to learn more about physical activity programming for older adults through the Healthy Aging Research Network, sponsored by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Prevention Research Centers Program.

We would like to acknowledge contributions from Get in SHAPE Chicago and the researchers at the University of Washington for their valuable assistance with the design and the development of this directory. We also thank our Community Advisory Board for their guidance and input on this project.

*Note: To view the documents in PDF format, you will need to have Adobe Reader. You may download this program free of charge from Adobe.