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On-going Fun & Fitness

Fun & Games

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Join 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 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                                          F                              9:30-11:30 am

Crochet                                            W                              10 am-12 pm

                                                      W/F                                        1-3 pm

Euchre                                             W                                 12:30-3 pm

                                                        Sa                                 9 am-12 pm

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

Mah Jongg                                       F                                       12-4 pm

Quilting                                          Th                                         1-4 pm

Scrapbooking                                 T                                          1-3 pm

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

Wii Bowling                                    T                                          1-3 pm

Many THANKS to the following for their contributions to our Fun & Games:

Miller’s Merry Manor of Huntington (Bingo)

Heritage Park   (Bingo)

Englewood Health & Rehab (Euchre)

 

Bingo

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

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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


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Alley Kats                            

The Alley Kats is a 15-member performing tap dance troupe made up entirely of active senior women 50 and over. Rehearsals are Thursdays at 1:15 p.m. The Alley Kats are available to perform for your organization or private party. Most performances are scheduled on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday afternoons. To audition for the troupe or to book the Alley Kats for your function, please call 427-6461.


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Arthritis Foundation Exercise

Tuesday & Thursdays, 10:00-10:45 a.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program 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, this class is a good start. It is designed to improve strength and flexibility, reduce pain caused by arthritis and other ailments and increase mobility. You can attend this drop-in program at any time. Ages 50+. Orange juice is provided by Miller’s Merry Manor. There will be no class on December 24, 26, 31 and January 2. Drop-in fee: $1/class.


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Cardio Flex

Tuesday & Thursdays, 11:00-11:45 a.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Cardio Flex is for those individuals who desire a more intensive workout than offered in the Arthritis Foundation Exercise program. It is designed for active seniors and consists of 20-30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise 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 participation is not required; however, we recommend you consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program. You can attend this program at any time. Orange juice is provided by Miller’s Merry Manor. Ages 50+. There will be no class on December 24, 26, 31 and January 2. Drop-in fee: $1/class.

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Everyday Exercise

Tuesday & Thursdays, 9:00-9:45 a.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

The benefits of a daily exercise routine are too numerous to mention. The certified instructor will incorporate the use of handheld weights to help increase cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, balance and mobility. Please consult your doctor before beginning any new exercise program. You may attend this drop-in program at any time. Ages 50+. Orange juice is provided by Miller’s Merry Manor. There will be no class on December 24, 26, 31 and January 2. Drop-in fee: $1/class.


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Fall & Winter Classes


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 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: January 8. Min. 7. Max. 23.

Code                        Dates                  Day                                   Time

141209-W1             1/15-3/18             W                     11:30-12:15 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 10/$67/$72 after January 8

Location: Turnstone, 3320 N. Clinton


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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 22 and 24. Min. 8. Max. 45. Note: There will be no class November 26 or 28.

Code                      Dates                 Day              Time

441200-T1             10/29-12/10       T              12-1 pm

441200-R1             10/31-12/12      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.


Senior Yoga

Research has proven 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, circulatory 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 deadline: January 9. Min. 8. Max. 40.

Code                        Dates                  Day                                        Time

141200-T1               1/14-3/3               T                                       12-1 pm

141200-R1              1/16-3/5               Th                                     12-1 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 8/$41/$46 after January 9

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

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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 great way to spend a Thursday afternoon. You’ll learn dance techniques and performance skills. No previous experience is required. Tap shoes or hard sole shoes are recommended. Ages 50+. Instructor: Linda Mullenhour. Registration deadline: January 9. Min. 5. Max. 15.

Code                        Dates                  Day                                   Time

141210-R1              1/16-3/5               Th                        3:30-4:15 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 8/$15/$20 after January 9

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

 

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Fitness Seminars & More

Massage Therapy

Tuesday, December 10, January 14, February 11, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Massage therapy can help identify muscle imbalances, improve circulation by improving blood flow, improved flexibility by reducing tightness in soft tissue and reduce stress by releasing endorphins. Appointments for a 10-minute therapy session are made on site on a first-come-first served basis. Please check in when you arrive. Fee: $5.

Greet & Eat

Tuesday, February 25, 10:00 a.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Miller’s Health Systems invites you to join this social gathering. Start your day with a continental breakfast and the opportunity to win prizes! “Greet & Eat” is held quarterly and it is completely free. Everyday Exercise and Cardio Flex are offered on the same day, so you can drop in and exercise before or after the Greet & Eat, if you like. Pre-registration is required for the “Greet and Eat” by February 18. Call 427-6460 to sign up. Space is limited.

Benefits of Fruit & Vegetable Infused Water

Wednesday, January 29, 2:00 p.m.-3:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Did you know that you can receive the benefits of eating fruits and vegetables without actually eating them? In this class you will learn about the health benefits of various fruits and vegetables. You will also learn how adding fruits and vegetables to drinking water may increase health and wellness. Participants will have an opportunity to create their own infused water drink by adding fruits and vegetables of their choice. This free seminar is presented by Oak Street Health and pre-registration is required. Please call 427-6460 to sign up by January 22.

Eating Smart & Moving More

Thursday, February 6, 13, 20, 27, 1:30-2:30 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Eating Smart and Moving More are 4 FREE lessons on food, nutrition and exercise. This class will help you plan nutritious meals, be active, handle food safely, spend food dollars wisely and improve food purchasing and preparation skills. You can also earn a free cookbook and handy kitchen items just by attending! This program is free, however, pre-registration is required. Please call 427-6460 to sign up by January 30.

Lung Health Seminar

Wednesday, January 22, 2:00-4:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Do you or someone you love have COPD or a chronic lung disease? Do you get short of breath with activity? This seminar will cover ways to manage COPD and help prevent exacerbations. We will go over breathing techniques and exercises that can help improve endurance and tips to prevent infection. Information sheets and refreshments will be provided. This free seminar is presented by respiratory therapist Gretchen Andrus. This program is free, however, pre-registration is required. Please call 427-6460 to sign up by January 15.

Fall Risk Assessment

Thursday, January 30, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Thursday, February 27, 11:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

More than 1/3 of adults 65 and older fall each year and 20-30% of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries. Integrity Physical Therapy of Indiana is offering 20 minute appointments on the 4th Thursday of the month to help you identify if you are at risk for falling. They will also provide you with education on risk factors and fall prevention strategies. Call 427-6460 to reserve your FREE appointment. Please arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to check in. If there are openings or no shows walk-ins will be welcome.

 

Exercise Equipment
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

The Community Center has a variety of fitness machines available for public use Monday-Thursday, 8:00 a.m.-7:00 p.m. and Fridays 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. for a drop-in fee of just $1. If you would like assistance, our fitness volunteer is available on Mondays from 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m. to show you how to use the equipment and provide whatever assistance you may need. Call 427-6460 to make an appointment. Just don’t let dust settle on our treadmill!
 
 

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2020 Senior Games 

June 1-19, 2020

Save the date! More than 500 active senior adults participated in the 2019 Senior Games. Mark your calendar and start “training” now for the 2020 Senior Games. Registration packets will be mailed in April. Call 427-6462 to be placed on our mailing list.

Congratulations to the
2019 Senior Games Champions
Holly Small and Joe Sowder

Check out the Senior Games link for additional information. 


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