BenchMark offering free exercise classes for seniors

photo Red Bank Seniors on the Go participants exercise during the twice-weekly program.

BenchMark Physical Therapy is now providing free exercise classes during Red Bank Seniors on the Go meetings at Red Bank Community Center Mondays and Thursdays from 10-11 a.m.

Ruth Jeno, a former Red Bank commissioner who started the Seniors on the Go program, said the city allows the program to use the center for free but no longer provides funds for the program in the city budget.

Marlene McRae of BenchMark in Red Bank stepped in to teach the seniors theraband exercises and aerobics as part of her volunteer work with the community.

"We're trying to promote healthy living, prevent injuries and make sure they maintain their strength and balance," said Evelyne Burtis, regional director of BenchMark.