Stay Active

CecklerSnowshoe2High up on the New Year’s resolution list for many of us is fitness. Whether that means a daily walk on your own or a group activity, Dirigo Pines offers plenty of options for residents to get fit.

  • Walking Trails: Dirigo Pines offers a long network of connected walking trails, many of which are paved and plowed during the winter creating the perfect place stretch your legs and glimpse chipmunk, squirrels, birds and the occasional deer playing in the snow. Interpretive trail guides and occasional walking tours are available to guide walkers along the trails and point out the red oaks, beech trees and large number of mature hemlock trees. You can spot woodpecker holes, chickadees, and even glacial boulders along our trails.
  • Exercise Class: Dirigo offers an exercise class three times a week, every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:30 and 10 a.m. in the Penobscot Media Room, featuring a variety of exercises and stretches designed to keep you moving and safe.
  • Sittercise: Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays at 10 a.m. in the Kenduskeag Gathering Place residents can enjoy sittercise class, featuring exercises you can do from a chair. Stretching, kicking, passing and more for seniors of all activity levels, including those with limited mobility. Come sit and get fit!
  • Nearby Offerings: The University of Maine is just minutes away and offers access to the school’s many sports facilities, including tennis courts, an indoor pool, cross-country skiing trails and bike paths. Dirigo residents are also eligible for a discount to UMaine’s state-of-the-art Fitness Center. Learn more about the Pines Pass here.

Regular blood pressure clinics are also offered at Dirigo Pines, to help residents track their health. Here’s to a happy, healthy New Year!

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