Seniors In Motion for Health (SIM)

Community: The Bayview/Hunters Point district of San Francisco, CA

Agency: The program was originally provided by staff at the Network for Elders in Motion is no longer offered in its original form, however, Bayview Senior Services offers a similar program (Always Active) at the Dr. George W. Davis Senior Center

Program Features:
For a diagram of the original Seniors in Motion (SIM) program, click here. The original program features included:

  • Physical activity resources including a weekly exercise class at Joseph Lee Recreation Center, water exercise class at Martin Luther King pool, walking group, weekly community college exercise class, line dancing class
  • Newcomers folder
  • Workshops on getting started, exercising safely,creating a balanced exercise program, stress management, nutrition, and memory
  • Functional fitness testing
  • Blood pressure monitoring weekly
  • Support through telephone reminders, car pools, role models, special events (certificates of completion, picnics, field trips)

The original Seniors in Motion program is described in the following publication as part of the CHAMPS III project to diffuse physical activity programs into community settings.

  • Stewart AL, Gillis D, Grossman M, Castrillo M, Pruitt L, McLellan B, and Sperber N.  Diffusing a research-based physical activity promotion program for seniors into diverse communities: CHAMPS III.  Preventing Chronic Disease 2006;3(2) A51. PMCID: PMC1563966