IMG 6279  IMG 6293

Alley Kats

The Alley Kats is a 15-member performing tap dance troupe made up entirely of active senior women 50 and over. The Alley Kats are available to perform for your organization or private party. To audition for the troupe or to book the Alley Kats for your function, please call 427-6461.  
 


Want to try out a virtual exercise class?  Now is the time!  We have virtual exercise classes for ABC Exercise, Senior Yoga and Cardio Flex.  Check out the NEW Community Center Exercise Programs link to learn more!

IMG 9186
 

Fun & Games

Join in organized Fun & Games or play on your own anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Community Center. You may bring your own equipment or borrow ours from the information desk. There is no pre-registration for these ongo- ing Fun & Games programs. Just drop in and join the fun! Ages 50+. Drop-in fee: $1

Game                                        Days                                             Time
Billiards                                   M-F                                 8 am-4:30 pm

Call 427-6460 to reserve a 2 hour time slot.

Bring your own cue stick or sign one out at the

information desk.

Bingo                                        2nd/4th F                                    1 pm

Cornhole                                   M-F                              8 am-4:30 pm

Crochet                                     W                                  10 am-12 pm

                                                  W/F                                         1-3 pm

Fitness Equipment                  M-F                             8 am- 4:30 pm
Call 427-6460 to schedule use of equipment

Quilting                                    Th                                           1-4 pm

Scrapbooking                          T                                            1-3 pm 

Shuffleboard                            
M-F                       8:30 am- 4:30 pm

Table Tennis                            M, W                     8:30 am-11:30 am

Wii Bowling                             T                                            1-3 pm

Many THANKS to Miller’s Health Systems of Greater Fort Wayne and Heritage Park for their contributions to Bingo.

 


Downtown Walkers

Every Wednesday, 11:00 a.m., beginning April 14

Community Center, 233 W. Main St. 

Would you like to get outside and enjoy a nice walk through Downtown Fort Wayne? Join us for a fun mile walk while enjoying the company of others. We will walk different routes through the downtown area. Some of the walks will include a stop at various locations for a quick tour. Please call 427-6460 to sign-up by the Monday before each walk. There is no fee to participate.

 

Thank you for the Downtown Walkers Program! I love exploring, learning, and admiring downtown FW with other walkers. Jennie is a wonderful leader! The variety of places we walk has been inspirational as well as educational. Thank you to all who make this program available!

Miriam L.

Recreational Shuffleboard League

Wednesdays, August 11-Sept 15, 9:30 a.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

There’s a lot of pushing and shoving going on     at the Community Center and you can get in on it! Come and join our Recreational Shuffleboard League. Set-up and sign-in begins at 9:15 a.m. and games begin at 9:30. Prizes will be given to the top 3 places at the conclusion of the league. Call 427-6461 by June 9 and August 4 to sign up. Drop in fee: $1 Min. 6

Community Cornhole League

Wednesdays, July 21-August 25, 1:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Toss your cares away and join us for some friendly cornhole competition on our brand new boards! Men, women, beginners and experts . . . all are welcome! Play continues for 6 weeks with prizes awarded to the top 3 finishers at the conclusion of the league. Call 427-6461 by April 28 and July 14 to sign up. Drop in fee: $1 Min. 6.


Introduction to Mah Jongg

Have you ever played Mah Jongg on your computer or hand held device? Come learn to play the real American Mah Jongg. You will learn the rules of the game, how to read the game card and develop a beginning strategy. Once you learn these basic skills, you will be on your way to a fun and enjoy- able time with other Mah Jongg enthusiasts. Regis- tration deadline: August 14. Min. 3. Max. 4.

Code                        Date                    Day                                   Time
341331-S1               8/21                    Sa                       9:30-11:30 am

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$22/$27 after August 14
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


Bingo

2nd and 4th Fridays, 1:00 p.m.

August 13, 27

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Prizes include snacks, canned goods and miscel- laneous household items. Sponsored by Miller’s Merry Manor and Heritage Park. Fee: 3 cards/50¢ 

          

 yoga_senior        


Senior Yoga

Research has shown that exercise can slow down the effects of aging by improving health, wellness, strength, flexibility and endurance. This Yoga for Seniors program offers an individualized, safe and effective approach to help seniors at any fitness level improve the health of the respiratory, digestive, circulation and nervous systems. Yoga can help keep old age at bay, leading to good health habits, feelings of vitality and energy and   a renewed zest for life. Ages 50+. Registration deadlines are five working days prior to the start of each class. Min. 8. Max. 30.

Code                        Dates                  Day                                   Time                               

341200-T2              8/17-10/5            T                                   12-1 pm

341200-T4              8/17-10/5            T                      12-1 pm (Virtual)

341200-R2              8/19-10/7            Th                                 12-1 pm

341200-R4              8/19-10/7            Th                    12-1 pm (Virtual} 

# Sessions/Fee: 8/$41/$46 after deadlines

Sign up for both Tuesday and Thursday classes for a reduced rate of $72 (16 sessions)

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

 

FitLot 1 sm

 

    

AARP Fitness Park Powered by FitLot

The outdoor fitness park at the Community Center features various pieces of equipment that use one’s own body weight as resistance making them appropriate for any age, gender or ability. The park is open to all ages for use any time, however, a certified instructor will be available to demonstrate the proper use of equipment at three scheduled Introductory sessions as well as Wednesday and Friday mornings throughout the summer. There is no pre-registration required for these sessions. If you prefer a more structured setting, sign up by July 6 for a Fit Class. All FitLot fitness programs are FREE!

Instructor Supervised Drop-In Sessions

W, 6/2-7/21, 10:45 am • Fri, 7/16-9/3, 10:00 am

Fit Classes

Code                         Dates                  Day                                   Time
341214-M1               7/12-9/1              M, W                  9:30-10:30 am

341214-T2                8/3-9/23              T,Th                     5:30-6:30 pm

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Downtown Walkers

Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Get some fresh air and enjoy a brisk one-mile walk in the company of others. We will take different routes through the downtown area each week. Walks may include stops at various locations for a quick tour. There is no fee to participate, however, we ask that you call 427-6460 to sign up the Monday before each walk.

 

IMG 0763


ABC Exercise: Activate, Boost & Challenge

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

ABC Exercise, formerly Arthritis Foundation Exer- cise, is a recreational exercise program designed for anyone with arthritis or related rheumatic disease and/or joint problems (hip/knee replace- ment, stroke, etc.). If you are just beginning to exercise, start with this class specifically designed to improve strength and flexibility, reduce pain caused by arthritis and other ailments and increase mobility. No pre-registration is required for this drop-in program. Ages 50+. Drop-in fee: $1/class


Cardio Flex

Monday/Tuesday/Thursday, 10:45-11:30 a.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Cardio Flex is for those individuals who desire     a more intensive workout than offered in ABC Exercise. It is designed for active seniors and consists of 20-30 minutes of cardiovascular exer- cise designed to help decrease fat mass and lower resting heart rate and cholesterol levels. You will be using light to medium dumbbells to increase muscular strength and flexibility. Prior participa- tion is not required; however, we recommend you consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program. No pre-registration is required for this drop-in program. Ages 50+. Drop-in fee: $1/class 

 

Senior Aqua Fit

Aqua Fit is total body toning with many fun water resistance tools. The instructor will guide the class through various aerobic movements done to rhythmic music in the water. Aerobic movements are performed with the use of resistive and buoy- ancy equipment. Some of the benefits include:

  • Burning more calories per minute than land exercise
  • Decreased pain and muscle soreness
  • Reduced swelling
  • Increased strength and mobility
  • Help in regaining range of motion and endurance
  • Improved balance
  • Help in maintaining fitness levels while injured Instructors are provided by Corporate Health. Ages 50+. Registration deadline: June 9. Min. 7. Max. 15.

Code                        Dates                  Day                                   Time

                                6/16-8/18            W                     11:30-12:15 pm

Sessions/Fee: 10/$70/$75 after June 9
Location: To be determined

Fall Programs

Downtown Walkers

Wednesdays, September 1-October 27, 11:00 a.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St. 

Would you like to get outside and enjoy a nice walk through Downtown Fort Wayne? Join us for a fun mile walk while enjoying the company of others. We will walk different routes through the downtown area. Some of the walks will include a stop at various locations for a quick tour. Please call 427-6460 to sign-up by the Monday before each walk. Drop-in fee: $1

Rescue Mission Walking Tour

Tuesday, October 5, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Put on your walking shoes, dress for the weather and join tour guide Keith Hood for a tour of the new home of The Rescue Mission located at 404 E. Washington Blvd.   Founded in 1903, The Rescue Mission aims to provide a home for the homeless, food for the hungry, and hope for their future.  Please bring a mask and wear comfortable shoes.  We thank Emily Lahr, Major Gift Officer at the Rescue Mission, for hosting our tour. We will depart from the Community Center promptly at 3:30 p.m. and walk to The Rescue Mission. Ages 50+. This tour is free but you must call 427-6460 to register by September 28. Max. 19.

Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Saturday, October 2, 9:00 a.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

We want your help to kick off Active Aging Week! Join our team, The Active Agers, and show off what active aging really looks like! We will start at the Community Center and walk to Parkview Field to watch the live opening ceremony at 9:00 a.m. After that, we will begin our walk through downtown. You can choose to do a 1-mile or a 3-mile walk. This activity is free but you must call 427-6460 to register by September 25. Did you know that we work with the Fort Wayne Alzheimer’s Association to provide free educational programs? Check out the “Did You Know” section for more information.


Senior Aqua Fit

Aqua Fit is total body toning with many fun water resistance tools. The instructor will guide the class through various aerobic movements in the water performed to rhythmic music. Aerobic movements are performed with the use of resistance and buoyancy equipment. Some of the benefits include:

Burning more calories per minute than land exercise

Decreased pain and muscle soreness

Reduced swelling

Increased strength and mobility

Help in regaining range of motion and endurance

Improved balance

Help in maintaining fitness levels while injured

Instructors are provided by Corporate Health. Ages 50+.
Registration deadline: September 8. Min. 7. Max. 15.

Code                Dates            Day                       Time

441209-W1       9/15-11/17    W   11:30 am-12:15 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 10/$70/$75 after September 8

Location: Turnstone, 3320 N. Clinton

Senior Yoga

Research has shown that exercise can slow down the effects of aging, and in some cases, may help reverse aging by improving health, wellness, strength, flexibility and endurance. This Yoga for seniors program offers an individualized, safe and effective approach to help seniors at any fitness level improve the health of the respiratory, digestive, circulation and nervous systems. Yoga can help keep old age at bay, leading to good health habits, feelings of vitality and energy and a renewed zest for life. Ages 50+. Registration deadlines: October 12 and October 14. Min. 8. Max. 30. Note: There will be no class November 23 or 25.

Code                Dates                Day                   Time

441200-T1       10/19-11/30      T                  12-1 pm

441200-R1       10/21-12/2       Th                12-1 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 6/$31/$36 after deadlines

Sign up for both the Tuesday and Thursday class at a discounted rate of $52 (12 sessions)

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

ABC: Activate, Boost & Challenge

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:30-10:15 a.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

ABC Exercise, formerly Arthritis Foundation Exercise, is a recreational exercise program designed for anyone with arthritis or related rheumatic disease and/or joint problems (hip/knee replacement, stroke, etc.) If you are just beginning to exercise, start with this class specifically designed to improve strength and flexibility, reduce pain caused by arthritis and other ailments and increase mobility. No pre-registration is required for this drop-in program. Ages 50+. Drop-in fee: $1/class

Cardio Flex

Mondays, Tuesdays & Thursdays, 10:45-11:30 a.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Cardio Flex is for those individuals who desire a more intensive workout than offered in ABC Exercise. It is designed for active seniors and consists of 20-30 minutes of cardio exercise designed to help decrease fat mass and lower resting heart rate and cholesterol levels. Prior participation is not required; however, we recommend you consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program. No pre-registration is required. Ages 50+. Drop-in fee: $1/class

Senior Tap Class

Tap dancing is fun at any age! Whether you’ve tapped before or just want to try something new, you are invited to join the fun! It is great exercise and a fun way to spend a Thursday afternoon. You’ll learn dance technique and performance skills. No previous experience is required. Tap shoes or hard sole shoes are recommended. Ages 50+. Instructor: Linda Mullenhour. Registration deadline: September 2. Min. 5. Max. 15.

Code                Dates            Day                       Time

Advanced

441210-R2       9/9-10/28     Th            2:45-3:30 pm

Beginners

441210-R1       9/9-10/28     Th            3:30-4:15 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 6/$15/$20 after September 2

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


Alley Kats

The Alley Kats is a 15-member performing tap dance troupe made up entirely of active senior women ages 50 and over. The Alley Kats are available to perform for your organization or private party. To audition for the troupe or to book the Alley Kats for your function, please call 427-6461.


Introduction and Drop-In for the Outdoor Fitness Park

Get your outdoor workout in before it is too cold! Learn the correct way to use the equipment in one of two introductory sessions offered in September. After you learn how to use the equipment, come during instructor-supervised times on Wednesday mornings, sign up for a regular class (Outdoor Fitness Fun), or exercise on your own any time. Pre-registration is not required for these drop-in programs but must be completed before class. Please come 15 minutes in advance to register. Both classes are FREE!

Dates               Days                                           Time

Introductory Sessions

9/7 & 9/9          T & Th                                   1:30 pm

Supervised Drop-In Sessions

9/15-11/3         W                                         10:45 am

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Outdoor Fitness Fun

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

The new outdoor fitness park at the Community Center features various pieces of outdoor fitness equipment that require one’s own body weight as resistance making each piece age, gender and ability based. Participants in this FREE exercise class will develop a routine practice of physical activity under the guidance of a fitness professional and alongside a committed group of community members who are also working to achieve a more active lifestyle. Ages 50+. Registration deadlines: September 7. Min.6. Max. 8.

Code                Dates            Day                       Time

441214-M1      9/13-11/3       M/W      9:30-10:15 am

# Sessions/Fee: 16/$FREE

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Active Aging Week

October 4-8

Initiated in 2003 by the International Council on Active Aging, the weeklong campaign calls attention to and wholeheartedly celebrates the positivity of aging today. It showcases the capabilities of older adults as fully participating members of society and spotlights the role models that lead the way.

All Active Aging Week events are FREE, however, pre-registration is required. Call 427-6460 or stop by the Community Center to sign up. Registration deadlines are two days prior to each event. Check-in for events is 30 minutes prior to start time. Prizes will be awarded to the top three finishers in each tournament with more than 10 participants. Tournaments with fewer than 10 participants will award the top two finishers. The first 100 participants will receive a free t-shirt.

All events are held at the Community Center, 233 W. Main St. unless otherwise noted.

Monday, October 4                          

9:00 a.m.     Opening Breakfast  
                    Sponsored by StoryPoint

10:00 a.m.   Women’s Cornhole Tournament
                    Max. 20 participants

11:00 a.m.   Men’s Cornhole Tournament
                    Max. 20 participants

2:00 p.m.     Canoeing
                    1 hour, Max. 12 participants
                    FW Outfitters, 1004 Cass St.

Tuesday, October 5                          

11:00 a.m.   Women’s Golf, 9 holes
                    Shoaff Park, 6401 St. Joe Rd.
                    Sponsored by TLC Management

2:00 p.m.     Billiards Tournament

3:30 p.m.     Rescue Mission Walking Tour
                    Sponsored by Life Care Center
                    of Fort Wayne

5:30 p.m.     Disc Golf
                    9 or 18 holes (specify)
                    Shoaff Park, 6401 St. Joe Rd.

Wednesday, October 6                    

9:00 a.m.     West Central Walking Tour
                    Swinney Homestead,
                    1600 W. Jefferson
                    Sponsored by Fort Wayne Trails

11:00 a.m.   Men’s Golf, 9 holes
                    McMillen Golf Course,                                         
                    Oxford east of Anthony Blvd.

12:00 p.m.   Every Step Counts -
                    Wellness Competition 

Make your way to different stops around town featuring games, food, fun and a stamp in your “passport.” Turn in your completed “passport” by 4:00 p.m. for a chance to win the grand prize fitness basket worth over $100. 

Sponsored by Chapman Place and Heritage Park

2:00 p.m.     Connect Four

Thursday, October 7                          

9:00 a.m.     Wii Tournament  
                    Sponsored by Sponsored by
                    Majestic Care of Fort Wayne &
                    New Haven

11:30 a.m.   Timed Jigsaw Puzzling

2:00 p.m.     Bocce
                    Kreager Park, North River Rd.

6:00 p.m.     Staying Active Trivia
                    Sponsored by Visiting Nurses of
                    Fort Wayne

Friday, October 8                            

9:00 a.m.     Shuffleboard Tournament
                    Sponsored by Chapman Place
                    Senior Living

12:00 p.m.   Lunch
                    Provided for the first 50 Active
                    Aging Week participants only
                    Sponsored by Nine Mile Restaurant

1:00 p.m.     BINGO
                    Max. 50 participants
                    Sponsored by Miller’s Merry Manor of Greater Fort Wayne

We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.


Fun & Games

Join in organized Fun & Games or play on your own anytime between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. at the Community Center. You may bring your own equipment or borrow ours from the information desk. There is no pre-registration for these ongoing Fun & Games programs. Just drop in and join the fun! Ages 50+. Drop-in fee: $1

Game                                   Days                      Time

Billiards                                M-F         8 am-4:30 pm  

Bingo                                    2nd-4th F                 1 pm

Cornhole                              M-F         8 am-4:30 pm

Crochet                                W             10 am-12 pm

                                            W/F                  1-3 pm

Fitness Equipment                M-F         8 am-4:30 pm  

Quilting                                Th                      1-4 pm

Paper-crafting  T                   1-3 pm

Shuffleboard                        M-F         8 am-4:30 pm

Wii Bowling                          T                        1-3 pm

Many THANKS to Miller’s Merry Manor of Greater Fort Wayne and Heritage Park for their contributions to our Fun & Games:


Community Cornhole League

Wednesdays, 1:00 p.m.

September 8-October 13

November 3-December 8

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Toss your cares away with the corn-filled bag and join us for some friendly cornhole competition! Men, women, beginners and experts . . . all are welcome! Play continues for 6 weeks, outside when possible, with prizes awarded to the top 3 finishers at the conclusion of the league. Call 427-6461 before one week prior to each start date to sign up. Drop in fee: $1. Min. 6.


Wii Bowling League

Tuesdays, September 14-October 19, 1:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Wii Bowling is a great way to stay active! It promotes physical activity and helps to keep you on your mental game as well. It is also a great way to meet new friends! Join us for fun and friendly competition at the Community Center! Call 427-6461 by September 7 to sign up. Drop in fee: $1. Min. 6.

Recreational Shuffleboard League

Wednesdays, September 29-November 3, 9:30 a.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

There’s a lot of pushing and shoving going on at the Community Center and you can get in on the fun! Set up and sign-in begins at 9:30 a.m. with play starting right after. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers at the conclusion of the league. Call 427-6461 to sign up by September 22. Drop in fee: $1. Min. 6.

Bingo

2nd and 4th Fridays, 1:00 p.m.

September 10, 24; October 8, 22; November 12

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Prizes include snacks, canned goods and miscellaneous household items. Sponsored by Miller’s Merry Manor and Heritage Park. Fee: 3 cards/50¢

Learn to Play Mah Jongg

Come learn to play the real American Mah Jongg. You will learn the rules of the game, how to read the game card and develop a beginning strategy. Once you learn these basic skills, you will be on your way to a fun and enjoyable time with other Mah Jongg enthusiasts. Registration deadlines: September 9. Min. 4. Max. 5.

Code                Dates            Day                       Time

441322-R1       9/16-10/7     Th           9:30-11:30 am

441322-R2       9/16-10/7     Th            1:30-3:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 4/$26/$31 after September 9

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.
 

6 13 Senior Games2  6 13 Senior Games2  6 13 Senior Games2


         

RFW Logo Hori RGB 01

IMAP.NEW

NOW AVAILABLE!  Search for parks, trails, activities and more.

We want your feedback!

new_blue_64x64Take our on-line survey now!
This quick and easy survey will only take 1 minute or less and will provide us with valuable information!

Translate Content

enfrderues