Christopher Pevia is the lead exercise instructor for seniors at the Moore County Senior Enrichment Center, located north of Pinehurst on U.S. 15-501. During the COVID-19 quarantine, direct contact created obstacles, and Pevia met the challenge.
“With the pandemic and quarantine, it put me in a position to work from home,” Pevia said.
That hurdle was jumped by utilizing CISCO Web-ex. Pevia invited seniors through Facebook to join in staying fit through the interactive web. He also recorded videos and encouraged his senior friends to stay active and keep moving.
One group worked on cardio, and those who could not stand for long periods sat in chairs and completed fitness routines.
Seeing one another helped the seniors keep “in touch.”
“It is for socialization. They come to the senior center and get 10 to 15 minutes of one-on-one and not getting that personal touch is tough on them. For some, it’s the only socialization they get,” Pevia said.
Check out the Moore County Senior Enrichment’s Facebook page for encouraging words, videos, event dates, and informational health coverage.
Written by Sandhills Sentinel Journalism Intern Stephanie M. Sellers.