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two hand weightsStay Strong, Stay Healthy (SSSH) is an 8-week strength-training program for older adults. SSSH is modeled after the evidenced-based StrongWomen program developed by researchers at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science at Tufts University. While the original Tufts program includes only women, University of Missouri Extension has adapted the curriculum to include men.


Missouri’s Stay Strong, Stay Healthy (SSSH) program is designed to increase aging adults’ access to a safe, structured and effective strength-training program. At each session a prescribed set of 8 upper and lower body strengthening exercises are done. Participants are made to feel comfortable regardless of their current fitness level so they can safely participate and gradually build the strength beneficial to health.


Select your county on the map or from the list below to find SSSH sessions in your area:


Mercer County Platte County Clay County Lafayette County Pettis County Henry County Bates County Camden County Pulaski County Boone County Callaway County Montgomery County Cole County Franklin County St. Charles St. Louis County St. Louis City Dunklin County Taney County Cass County Jackson County Douglas County Wayne County Livingston County Saline County Cape Girardeau County Cedar County Howard County Phelps County Harrison County Daviess County Caldwell County Grundy County Audrain County


Audrain County Douglas County Montgomery County
Bates County Dunklin County Pettis County
Boone County Franklin County Phelps County
Caldwell County Grundy County Platte County
Callaway County Harrison County Pulaski County
Camden County Henry County Saline County
Cape Girardeau County Howard County St. Charles County
Cass County Jackson County St. Louis City
Cedar County Lafayette County St. Louis County
Clay County Livingston County Taney County
Cole County Mercer County Wayne County
Daviess County    


To inquire about having SSSH sessions started in your area, contact the SSSH Program Manager.



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