What we are studying
PACE is a study that will examine how different programs help older adults to improve their healthy behaviors. The study is a year-long program comparing a healthy aging group to a group enrolled in an exercise program. Volunteers will be randomly placed into one of the two groups: an exercise group or a healthy aging group. The exercise group will receive a year -long membership to the YMCA and weekly classes with exercise leaders. The healthy aging group will participate in weekly lectures on healthy lifestyle changes, and will receive a free membership to the YMCA upon completion of the study.