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What is Band Together?

Penn State Hershey Medical Center is proud to offer Band Together, a free strength training program led by trained volunteers in churches and in other community locations. In three one hour sessions each week, you can get stronger, feel better, make some new friends and – most of all – have fun doing it.

After a successful pilot program in 15 churches and community sites we received a large grant from PCORI (Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute).  By coupling low costs with the dramatic benefits of strength training, we have a chance to help all adults defend their independence through strength training.

Participants tell us things like: “it is fun being with others during the time” and “carrying packages and groceries from the store is much easier now”, so we are excited to grow this program to improve the health of the community. If your church may be interested, please email us at


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