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Downtown Walkers

Wednesdays, June 17-August 26, 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.

Downtown Walkers

Wednesdays, 11:00 a.m.

September 2-October 28

Community Center, 233 W. Main St. 

Get out and enjoy a nice walk through Downtown Fort Wayne! We take different routes through the downtown area and walk approximately 1 mile. Some walks 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.

Senior Tap Class

Whether you’ve tapped before or just want to try something new, you are invited to join the fun! Tap dancing 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 deadlines: June 11 and August 6. Min. 5. Max. 15.

Code                    Dates                  Day                     Time

Beginners

341210-R2           6/18-7/23            Th           3:30-4:15 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 6/$15/$20 after June 11

341210-R4           8/13-10/1            Th           3:30-4:15 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 8/$17/$22 after August 6

Advanced

341210-R1           6/18-7/23            Th           2:45-3:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 6/$15/$20 after June 11

341210-R3           8/13-10/1            Th           2:45-3:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 8/$17/$22 after August 6

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 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 3. Min. 5. Max. 15.

Code                    Dates                  Day        Time

Beginners

441210-R1           9/10-10/29          Th           2:45-3:30 pm

Advanced

441210-R2           9/10-10/29          Th           3:30-4:15 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 6/$15/$20 after October 3

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.




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Alley Kats

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


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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. We will not be able to supply mats during COVID-19, so please bring your own mat and water bottle. Ages 50+. Registration deadlines are five working days prior to the start of each class. Min. 10. Max. 30.

Code                    Dates                   Day               Time

341200-T1            6/16-7/21            T              12-1 pm  

341200-R1           6/18-7/23            Th            12-1 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 6/$32/$37 after deadlines

Sign up for both Tuesday and Thursday classes for a reduced rate of $54 (12 sessions)

341200-T2            8/11-9/29            T              12-1 pm  

341200-R2           8/13-10/1            Th            12-1 pm  

# 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.


Senior Yoga

Yoga is an excellent way 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. Our Senior Yoga program offers an individualized, safe and effective approach to help seniors at any fitness level improve their health. Yoga can help you 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: October 14. Min. 8. Max. 45. Note: There will be no class November 24 and 26.

Code                     Dates                    Day           Time

441200-T1            10/20-12/1             T          12-1 pm

441200-R1            10/22-12/3             Th       12-1 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 6/$32/$37 after October 14

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 Aqua Fit

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

Burning more calories per minute than land exercise

Decreased pain and muscle soreness

Reduced swelling

Increased strength and mobility

Increased range of motion and endurance

Improved balance

Helps maintain fitness levels while injured

Instructors are provided by Corporate Health. Ages 50+. Registration deadlines: September 9.

Min. 7. Max. 23.

Code           Dates         Day            Time

441209-W1 9/16-11/18   W          11:30 am-12:15 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 10/$67/$72 after September 9

Location: Turnstone, 3320 N. Clinton


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ABC Exercise: 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. Please bring your own water bottle and light weights. We will not be able to supply equipment during COVID-19. Balls and bands will be available for purchase. No pre-registration is required for this drop-in program. Ages 50+. Drop-in fee: $1/class


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!

Cardio Flex          
    

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 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. We will not be able to supply equipment during COVID-19. Balls and bands will be available for purchase. No pre-registration is required for this drop-in program. Ages 50+. Drop-in fee: $1/class


AARP Sponsored Fitness Park Powered by FITLOT 

An AARP FitLot features various pieces of outdoor fitness equipment that require one’s own body weight as resistance making each piece age, gender and ability based. AARP will also be providing programming that will include a demonstration of the equipment and group circuit training. See below for the specific programming schedule: 


Fitness Park Introduction

Wednesdays, 9:00-10:00 a.m. through Sept. 9

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Come see what’s new at the Community Center! Our outdoor fitness park features various pieces of equipment that use one’s own body weight for resistance making each piece adaptable to any age, gender and ability. Our fitness instructor is available on Wednesday mornings through September 9 to show you how to use the equipment and answer any questions you may have. Once you are familiar with the equipment, join one of our fitness classes or come any time at no cost to exercise on your own. Ages 50+. Drop-in fee: $1/class.

Outdoor Fitness Class

Our outdoor fitness park features various pieces of equipment that use one’s own body weight for resistance making each piece adaptable to any age, gender and ability. Participants 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 9. Min. 6. Max. 8.

Code                    Dates                  Day             Time

441222-W1          9/16-11/4            W            9-10 am

# Sessions/Fee: 8/$50/$55 after September 9

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


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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  

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            1-3pm

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

Call 427-6460 to schedule use of equipment.

Quilting                      Th             1-4 pm

Papercrafting             T              1-3 pm

Shuffleboard          M-F              8 am-4:30 pm

Wii Bowling               T              1-3 pm



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

Millers Merry Manor-Huntington (Bingo)

Heritage Park (Bingo and free Wi-Fi) 


Bingo

2nd and 4th Fridays, 1:30 p.m.

June 26, July 10 & 24, August 14 & 28

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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

 

Bingo

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

September 11, 25; October 9, 23; November 13

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¢ 


Lunch Break Shenanigans

Monday-Friday, 11:00 a.m.-1:00 p.m.

Through October 30

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Working downtown? Grab your co-workers or friends and come spend your lunch break with us! Games like Connect Four, Cornhole and Shuffleboard are available to be set up outside to play on your own or you can invite others to join you. Just come into the building and let us know what game you would like to play. Our new Outdoor Fitness Park is also available for a quick workout or pick a quiet spot to just sit and enjoy your lunch. Lots of shenanigans to choose from, so see you on your lunch break!


Recreational Shuffleboard League

Wednesdays, 9:30 a.m.

September 9-October 14

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 2. Drop in fee: $1. Min. 6.


Community Cornhole League

Mondays, 1:00 p.m.

September 14-October 19

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Toss your cares away! Men, women, beginners and experts . . . all are welcome to join the friendly cornhole competition! 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 by September 7 to sign up. Drop in fee: $1. Min. 6.


Wii Bowling League

Tuesdays, September 15-October 27, 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 8 to sign up. Drop in fee: $1. Min. 6.


Learn to Play 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 enjoyable time with other Mah Jongg enthusiasts. Registration deadline: September 10. Min. 4. Max. 5.

Code                     Dates                 Day                      Time

441322-R1           9/17-10/8            Th           9:30-11:30 am

441322-R2           9/17-10/8            Th           1:30-3:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 4/$26/$31 after September 10

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

 

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2021 Senior Games 

September, 2021

Save the date! More than 500 active senior adults participated in the 2019 Senior Games. Mark your calendar and start “training” now for the 2021 Senior Games. Registration packets will be mailed late summer. 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. 
 

Active Aging Week

October 5-9, 2020

This weeklong series of events is designed to celebrate 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.

There is no charge for Active Aging Week events, however, pre-registration is required and space is limited. Call 427-6460 or stop by the Community Center to sign up. Registration deadlines are two days prior to each event. Check-in for tournaments is 30 minutes before each event.

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

Saturday, October 3                          

9:30 a.m.              Walk to End Alzheimer’s

Help us kick off Active Aging Week! Join the Active Agers team for the Alzheimer’s Walk. Virtual kick-off is at 9:30 followed by a 1-mile walk through downtown to the event at Parkview Field. Return to the Community Center at your leisure (it’s a short walk). This activity is free but you must call 427-6460 to register by September 26. The Community Center works closely with the Fort Wayne Alzheimer’s Association to provide programming in support of caregivers and those with early stage dementia.

Monday, October 5                          

8:30 a.m.              Opening Breakfast  

                Sponsored by StoryPoint

10:00 a.m.           Women’s Cornhole Tournament

                Sponsored by Hearing Aids Plus+

11:00 a.m.           Men’s Cornhole Tournament

                Sponsored by Hearing Aids Plus+

2:00 p.m.             Canoeing (1 hour)           

                Fort Wayne Outfitters, 1004 Cass St.


Tuesday, October 6         
                     

9:00 a.m.              Women’s Golf, 9 holes

                Shoaff Park, 6401 St. Joe Rd.

                Sponsored by TLC Management

9:30 a.m.              Downtown Mural Walking Tour

                Sponsored by Life Care Center of

                Fort Wayne

1:00 p.m.             Choosing Healthy Meals as You Age           
             Sponsored by Parkview Regional

                Medical Center

2:00 p.m.             Billiards Tournament

                Sponsored by Miller’s Merry Manor

                of Fort Wayne

5:30 p.m.             Disc Golf (9 or 18 holes)

                Shoaff Park, 6401 St. Joe Rd.


Wednesday, October 7  
              

9:00 a.m.              Men’s Golf, 9 holes        

                McMillen Golf Course,

                Oxford & Hessen Cassel

                Sponsored by Summit City Health    

                 and Rehabilitation

10:00 a.m.           Hike at Acres Land Trust

                Take a sack lunch and eat in the barn

                1802 Chapman Road, Huntertown

                Sponsored by Majestic Care of

                West Allen

1:00 p.m.             Getting to Know Your Herbs

2:00 p.m.             Connect Four


Thursday, October 8                    
    

9:00 a.m.              Wii Tournament

                Sponsored by Majestic Care of

                Fort Wayne & New Haven

2:00 p.m.             Bocce

                Kreager Park, North River Rd.


Friday, October 9      
                      

9:00 a.m.              Shuffleboard Tournament

                Sponsored by Chapman Place

                Senior   Living

12:00 pm              Lunch

                Provided for the first 50 Active           

               Aging Week participants only  

               Sponsored by Nine Mile Restaurant

1:00 pm                BINGO

                Sponsored by Miller’s Merry

                Manor, Huntington

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