RISE AND SHINE!!!
Mary Ryan, Judy Macdonald, Mary Nicholson, Debbie Bell, Matthew Carmichael, Keith Ryan and Connor Maceachern are pictured here (l-to-r) taking part in the Rise & Shine Program run by Carmichael, a native Baddecker and Acadia University kinesiology student. The program is available to people of all ages and runs Tuesday/thursday mornings, 8-9am, starting at the Baddeck Library, the program’s sponsor. Participants begin with 20-minute walk, followed by a stretching and strengthening routine using free weights and bungee cords and exercises such as stair climbing and wallsits. Carmichael was inspired to launch the program from observing the success of the Active Aging programs in Wolfville, NS. Mary and Keith Ryan stay active with Rise & Shine as well as chair yoga at Alderwood and weekly meditation at the Baddeck Library.