Events

In addition to those activities listed on the calendar, the following are new activities scheduled for January:

Check out the days and times of new class offerings for 2020.

Review the list below and plan now to attend and receive the health benefits offered by the new classes that begin in January 2020, in addition to the classes that are already on the schedule. Please note that all classes will be offered in the Centennial Room.

 

Zumba Gold/Mondays and Wednesdays

9:45 a.m. – 10:45 a.m.

This fast-paced activity is the perfect option for seniors who don’t enjoy lifting weights or going on long walks. In addition to being great for the body, Zumba Gold can also enhance emotional health while providing a low impact form of exercise. Studies have shown that Zumba Gold enhances cardiovascular health, muscular strength and endurance and improves range of motion and posture, in addition to reducing stress, depression and anxiety.

 

Yin Yoga/Mondays

11 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Yin Yoga is a slow-paced style of yoga that incorporates the traditional principles of yoga with postures that are held for longer periods of time. The benefits of Yin Yoga are that it calms and balances the mind and body, reduces stress and anxiety, increases circulation and improves flexibility and joint mobility.

 

Tai Chi for Better Balance/Mondays 

12:15 p.m. – 1:15 p.m.

One-third of all adults 65 and older fall each year, and 20% to 30% suffer moderate to severe injuries such as bruises, hip fractures or head traumas, resulting in significant disability, loss of independence and early admission to nursing homes. Tai Chi for Better Balance is recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention as an effective community-based exercise program to prevent falls in older adults.

 

Line Dance for Fitness/Mondays

1:30 p.m. – 3 p.m.

If you love line dancing and you are looking for more of a cardio workout, Line Dance for Fitness may be for you. It’s similar to the Beginning Line Dance class, but it moves twice as fast and offers more dances. The first 30 minutes of the class is a review of dances, and then it moves into a full hour of line dancing offering that cardio benefit.

 

Chair Yoga/Wednesdays

11 a.m. – 11:45 a.m.

Chair Yoga is practiced sitting in a chair or standing, using a chair for support. It is especially beneficial if you have limited mobility or if you want to practice yoga while at work. Yoga is an excellent way for older adults to loosen and stretch painful muscles, reduce stress and improve circulation. It also reduces anxiety, helps lower blood pressure, protects joints and builds strength and balance.

 

Self Defense and Tai Chi/Wednesdays

Noon – 1:30 p.m.

This class, designed specifically for seniors, will teach the basics of self-defense. Seniors will also benefit from added strength and confidence. The self-defense class will be followed by a Tai Chi class. Tai Chi provides substantial benefits for seniors. Its simple, gentle and fluid movements are exactly what the body needs to remain loose and flexible.

 

Two-Step Dance Workshop/Wednesdays

2 p.m. – 3 p.m.

If you have always wanted to learn the two-step, this workshop is for you. Whether you think you have two left feet, know the basic moves or really know how to burn up the floor with the two-step, this workshop is an opportunity to learn and spend time with others who want to enjoy this dance. No partner? No problem. Having a partner is not required to attend this class. Plan to attend all four weeks of this workshop to gain the most knowledge and practice.

 

Chair Tai Chi/Fridays

1:15 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.

Doing tai chi while sitting helps older adults get all the health and wellness benefits of tai chi without the risk of falling. Seated tai chi is also a great exercise option for older adults with limited mobility.