Programs at The Center

We offer a variety of programs at the Center that anyone can attend and be a part of. Different classes are available five days a week, throughout the day. Become a member and you can enjoy all the programs offered at the Center.

 

Health Management - Mindfulness

Physical Fitness - Aerobics and other types of exercise

Yoga

Evidence-based Exercise

Tai Chi

Education & Recreation

 

Leisure Board Games– Here at the center we have a large variety of board games ranging from monopoly, trivial pursuit, and scrabble. Board games are a fun way to exercise your brain and to get a good laugh in.

 

Line Dance Class – Here at the center we get our groove on with line dancing. Line dancing is a country-western style of dancing that is all about teamwork and learning steps. Increase your focus and have fun while getting your daily exercise in!

Health Management

 

Mindfulness - Mediation and Reiki

 

 

Wellness Group – This group contain a variety of topics based on wellness and health. Members share personal experiences, their knowledge and opinions.

 

 

Physical Health & Fitness

Aerobics

Time length: 30 mins

Benefits: Strength building will support joints. Increasing your cardio will help make your heart stronger.

Intensity: Moderate to High intensity

Outline of Class: Starts class with a warm-up and goes into vigorous activities that will increase heart rate. This class consists of a lot of standing. Class ends with cool down stretches while and a water break.

 

Arthritis Exercise

Time Length: 30 mins

Benefits: The low-intensity exercises are a great tool to ease with arthritis swelling, stiffness, and inflammation.

Intensity: low intensity

Outline of class: Starts with warm-up exercises. This class is a series of exercise that eases arthritic swelling in the body. The class uses lightweights, chairs, and resistance bands. Class ends with cool down stretches and a water break.

 

Joint Exercise

Time Length: 30 mins

Benefits: This class is a great tool to ease with joint pain and increase movement.

Intensity: low intensity

Outline of class: Starts with warm-up exercises. This class offers a variety of low-intensity exercises that work all of the joints in the body. Class ends with cool down stretches and a water break.

 

Morning Exercises

Time Length: 30 mins

Benefits: This class increases motion throughout the day.

Intensity: low intensity

Outline of class: Starts warm up with exercises and breathing. The class combines movements from tai chi and other balance classes to kick start the morning. Class ends with cool down stretches and breathing along with a water break.

Strength and Flexibility

Time Length: 30 mins

Intensity: low intensity

Benefits: working on your strength will allow your muscles to grow stronger and create more support on your bones and joints.

Intensity: low to moderate intensity

Outline of class: Starts with warm up exercises. Instructor encourages students to use weights that fit their capabilities. Than instructor works all of the muscle groups to strengthen those muscles. Class ends with cool down stretches while and a water break.

 

Sitting Stretch and Tone

Time Length: 30 mins

Benefits: This will allows the student to increase their range of motion with their everyday movements and increases muscle strength.

Intensity: Medium intensity

Outline of class: Starts with warm up sitting exercises. In the beginning of the class, they do a variety of stretching that will loosen muscles and increase flexibility. Than we introduce weights in the class in order to strengthen the muscles. Class ends with cool down stretches while sitting and a water break.

 

Sitting balance

Time Length: 30 mins

Benefits: Sitting allows seniors to obtain a full range of motion with their movements. This will help with making everyday tasks easier. Emphasis on improving balance and strengthen core muscle groups.

Intensity: Medium intensity

Outline of class: Starts with warm up sitting exercises. This class starts sitting on a balancing seat and do exercises to increase the balance on the chair. Resistance bands are used during the second half of class for increasing strength and challenging balance while sitting on air cushions. Class ends with cool down stretches while sitting and a water break.

Standing Stretch and Tone

Time Length: 30 mins

Benefits: Stretching will help with muscle coordination and will increase energy levels for the rest of the day. Toning up the muscle groups will strengthen and support the body.

Intensity: Medium intensity

Outline of class: Starts with warm up standing exercises. Starting from head to toes we stretch out every part of the body after stretches we than work on toning up those muscle groups with weights and resistance bands. Class ends with cool down stretches while standing and a water break.

Hand Crafts

 

Jewelry Making – In our Jewelry class, Seniors have the opportunity to get creative and play with beads! We have an array of beads of all colors that the seniors can use and create all different types of jewelry with. Seniors benefit from making jewelry because it exercises their finger muscles and is a good tool for arthritis ease.

 

 

Advanced Jewelry Making - In the advanced class, members learn to create more complex types of jewelry such as earrings, bracelets and much more. Members learn to use jewelry making tools, links and chains.

 

 

Quilting – Quilting is a classic hobby comprised of a variety of squares of fabric. The repetition of sewing together squares of fabric will help clear the mind and ease stress thus lowering blood pressure.

Technology

 

 

 

Wii for Seniors – The Wii is a device that allows the seniors to step into the video game world and get physical! Seniors are taught to use the Wii for health and mental benefits and to get a little competitive with each other.

 

 

Advanced Wii for Seniors - Members will learn the ways that you could operate a Wii without using it for video games. An instructor will teach the group all the additional advantages of having a Wii, such as for music, cooking and more!

 
 

Standing Balance

Time Length: 30 mins

Benefits: This class will increase the member’s level of balance while standing.

Intensity: medium intensity

Outline of class: Starts with warm up standing exercises. In this class, the members break out the balance bars and do standing exercises with a stepping block. Class ends with cool down stretches while standing and a water break.

Yoga

Time length: 30 mins

Benefits: Yoga classes are modified to create ease on the joints. Class can be done standing up or sitting down in this class to allow seniors to use their full range of motion of each muscle group. Yoga is used as a tool to ease chronic pains and joints.

Intensity: Low to medium intensity

Outline of Class: Starts with warm up standing exercises. The class opens up with stretching and then goes into basic yoga movements. Class ends with cool down stretches and a water break.

 

Yoga Meditation

Time length: 30 mins

Benefits: Meditation can center the mind and body. It is also beneficial to the respiratory system and cardio vascular health.

Intensity: Low intensity

Outline of Class: Starts with opening up the chest and heart and beginning to slow the breathing. Instructor starts her mantra and softens the participant’s muscles with gentle massages.

Evidence-Based Exercise Program

 

Walking with Ease

Time Length: 60 mins

Benefits: walking is relaxing and a great tool for relieving stress. It also picks up cardio, which will help with and/or prevent diseases

Intensity: low to medium intensity

Outline of activity: (This class is held in the warmer months.) Starts with warm up stretches. This is a modified walking program that is safe, adjustable, and comfortable. We will show you tips on how to make walking fun and doable in your life, what is the proper exercise clothing to wear, and how to stretch before a walk. The organizers of our walking events locate places that have restroom accessibility, places to sit, and that are exciting for our walkers.

 

Tai Chi for Arthritis

Time Length: 60 mins

Benefits: The program is used as a tool to ease pain and arthritis. The program also has been shown to decrease falls and create a more independent lifestyle.

Intensity: low intensity

Outline of Activity: This program is a branch of Tai Chi that uses 12 standard movements to assist participants in improving movement, balance, strength, flexibility, and relaxation.