Kwasny to plan for fitness of active adults through new fellowship

For 10 years, J members have known Susan Kwasny as a group fitness instructor and personal trainer. Starting Monday, Jan. 9, though, she began a new job here that will fill a gap in the organization’s services for active adults.

Kwasny is the J’s new Kindred Fellow Coordinator for the Kindred Active Adult Series. Her job, which is made possible through a three-year grant from Kindred Healthcare, is to develop physical, mental and nutritional programming for adults ages 45-75. susan-kwasny-headshot

“We have a well-developed senior program and a developed physical program, but we saw a gap,” Kwasny said. “So we’ll be filling the gap with this fellowship they gave us.”

The types of programs she will be developing could include social networking, health screenings, meditation, book clubs, movie nights, walking groups. pickleball, corn hole, to name a few.

All the while, she will survey the participants, record attendance at each activity and report back to Kindred.

“The goal is to go back to Kindred and show them that their money was put to good use,” Kwasny said, and we made changes as a result of this program.”

A Louisville native, Kwasny, 40, has done event programming for other nonprofit organizations as well as the J. She sees this new job, as a marriage of her backgrounds in fitness and planning.

Contact Kwasny at 502-459-0660 x194 for more information.

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