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Newport News Now is a daily e-newsletter that launched in March 2016. Articles that ran in our newsletter between March 2016 and March 2018 are available on these pages. Newsletters produced beginning in April 2018 can be viewed on our new daily newsletter page.

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Sep 07

Help Fight Arthritis With Free Six Week Program

Posted on September 7, 2017 at 8:52 AM by Communications Department

Thanks to a grant from the National Recreation and Park Association and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Newport News residents 50 and older can now participate in the Walk With Ease (WWE) program with the Department of Parks, Recreation & Tourism’s Active Lifestyles Program. WWE is ideal for those who wish to prevent or manage arthritis and also those looking for a low-impact exercise program. The free hour-long classes are taught by certified instructors and meet three times per week starting Monday, September 11 at the times and locations listed below.wwe1 small

The six-week program safely increases physical activity levels and helps program participants to become informed and self-confident in taking the action needed to ease health issues and uphold overall fitness and quality of life. Studies done by the Thurston Arthritis Research Center and the Institute on Aging at the University of North Carolina show that WWE contributes to reduced pain, increased balance and strength, and improved health.  The Active Lifestyles Program has seen great success through participants during the spring and summer sessions. Registration is suggested but not required. To register visit any participating community center, visit the Parks and Recreation ActiveNet website, or call 757-926-1400.

Mon/Wed/Fri 7:00 am-8:00 am 
Brittingham-Midtown Community Center
570 McLawhorne Drive 

Mon/Wed/Fri 2:00 pm-3:00 pm
Courthouse Way Community Center
14302 Old Courthouse Way

Mon/Wed/Thu 10:30 am - 11:30 am 
Doris Miller Community Center
2814 Wickham Ave