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Fitness Center for People with Special Needs

 

Jerusalem’s only health and fitness center for golden agers and people with disabilities (*), located at Yad Sarah House in Jerusalem, offers equipment that has been specially adapted to this population and is staffed by volunteer professionals.

* except for war-related disabilities which are treated by the Ministry of Defense.

 

The center is intended for seniors and individuals with special physical needs.

 

Yad Sarah House Jerusalem

Kiryat Weinberg

124 Herzl Blvd

Parking Floor -1+

 

Women’s Hours

Sun-Thurs: 8:30-10:30

 

Men’s Hours

Sun, Tues, Thurs: 10:30-12:30, 16:30-18:30

 

For further information, please call *6444 or e-mail us at info@yadsarah.org.il

 

Additional contact: Miriam

Sun-Thurs, 8:30-15:00,

Tel: 02-644-4484

E-mail: MiriamA@yadsarah.org.il

 

About the Service

 

Fitted with professional equipment for aerobic and heart-lung capacity work, muscle strengthening and stretching exercises, the Center, staffed by volunteer professionals with medical back up, works with each participant to develop an exercise program suited to their individual needs. Among the available equipment are treadmills, bicycles, stretch bands, exercise balls, etc. All equipment may be adapted for use by those in wheelchairs. Each machine has a built-in control to limit the maximum exertion to a pre-set ability level.

Physical exercise at any age is a positive factor in increasing longevity, promoting general well-being, improving balance and thus minimizing falls. Registration at the Center requires the consent of a medical doctor. Please bring comfortable clothing, sport shoes and a towel.

 

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