Gerofit Team presented Certificate of Appreciation - Canandaigua VA Medical Center
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Canandaigua VA Medical Center

 

Gerofit Team presented Certificate of Appreciation

Photograph of Gerofit employees

From left to right: Doug Costello, Exercise Physiologist; Erek Biddle, Exercise Physiologist; Heather Cammarata, PTA, Gerofit Coordinator; Teri Kopp, PT, PM&R Supervisor/Canandaigua Gerofit Director; Patrick Conway, Exercise Physiologist; Greg Reynolds, Exercise Physiologist

Friday, August 12, 2016

Veterans participating in “Gerofit” can improve their overall health, have fun exercising, meet new friends and comrades, lose weight and boost energy.

On August 11, the Canandaigua VAMC Gerofit Team was presented a Certificate of Appreciation from Lucille B. Beck, PHD, Deputy Chief Patient Care Services Officer, Rehabilitation & Prosthetic Services and Richard M. Allman, MD, Chief Consultant Geriatrics & Extended Care Services.

“Canandaigua VAMC Gerofit Team in recognition of the time and energy you devoted to promoting and increasing physical activity and fitness among older American Veterans. Your contributions have meaning fully impacted quality of life and care at your facility. Thank you for your continual support of VA mission to provide the best healthcare anywhere.”

“Gerofit” is a supervised exercise program for eligible Veterans.

The program encourages physical activity, shows how to reduce the risk of falls, and improves the ability to move and be active.

“Gerofit” offers:
        · Group exercise classes
        · Strength training
        · Balance exercises
        · Flexibility exercises
        · Cardio heart fitness

Each participant in the program has an individualized exercise prescription and workout routine, based on their medical history, exercise status, physical limitations, goals, and personal likes and dislikes.

For more information regarding “Gerofit” enrollment, please contact Teri Kopp, Rehabilitation Supervisor at (585) 463 - 2600 ext. 32517 or e-mail Teresa.kopp@va.gov.

 

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