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Fun & Games

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

Chip n’ Score                      F              9:30 am-11:30 am

Chair Yoga                         W                     1:30-2:30 pm

Cornhole                             F                    9:30-11:30 am

Crochet                               W/F     10 am-12 pm, 1-3pm

Euchre                                W                       12:30-3 pm

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

Flex & Groove                    M                               6-7 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                     11 am – 2 pm

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

Millers Merry Manor-Huntington (Bingo)

Heritage Park (Bingo and free Wi-Fi)

Senior Helpers (Euchre) & Englewood Health & Rehab (Euchre)

Learn to Play Bridge

There are many reasons why you should learn Bridge. It offers the suspense of poker, the cerebral qualities of chess and the excitement of athletic sports, all in a sociable setting where you’re a participant, not just a spectator. But most importantly, it is so much fun! That’s why it’s the world’s most popular card game. In the Beginner class, you will understand the card play involved, play of the hand and bidding tools. You will be well on your way to becoming a Bridge player. In the Intermediate class, you will improve your problem-solving skills. Ages 50+. Instructor: Paul Knepper. Registration deadline: July 1. Min. 8. Max. 16. 

Code                   Dates                    Day                    Time

Beginners

341311-M1          7/8-8/26               M            10 am-12 pm

Intermediate

341311-M2          7/8-8/26               M                     1-3 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 8/$21/$26 after July 1

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Recreational Shuffleboard League

Wednesdays, July 17-August 28, 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! Our Recreation Shuffleboard League begins July 17. 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 to sign up by July 10.  Drop in fee: $1

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 ages 50 and over. Rehearsals are Thursdays at 1:15 p.m. 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.

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 technique and performance skills. No previous experience is required. Tap shoes or hard sole shoes are recommended. Ages 50+. Instructor: Linda Mullenhour. There will be no class on July 4.  Registration deadlines: May 23 and August 8.  Min. 5. Max. 15.

Code                    Dates                  Day                     Time

Advanced

341210-R1           5/30-7/25            Th           2:45-3:30 pm

341210-R3           8/15-10/3            Th           2:45-3:30 pm

Beginners

341210-R2           5/30-7/25            Th           3:30-4:15 pm

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

# Sessions/Fee: 8/$15/$20 after deadlines

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


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Walking Group

Wednesdays, June 5-August 28, 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.

 
 

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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. Ages 50+. There will be no class on June 4 and July 4. Registration deadlines are five working days prior to the start of each class. Min. 8. Max. 45.

Code                      Dates                  Day               Time

341200-T1             5/28-7/23            T              12-1 pm  

341200-R1             5/30-7/25           Th            12-1 pm  

341200-T2             8/13-10/1            T             12-1 pm  

341200-R2            8/15-10/3            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.

Chair Yoga

Wednesdays, 1:30-2:30 p.m., June 12-August 28

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Enjoy the benefits of Yoga while remaining upright. Using a chair for support you will be able to safely perform a variety of postures designed to increase flexibility, range of motion and balance while building endurance. Yoga mats and blocks will be provided. Ages 50+. There is no need to call ahead just drop in! Drop-in fee: $1/class

Flex and Groove

Mondays, 6:00-7:00 p.m., June 10-August 26

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

This class is designed to begin with 15-20 minutes of low impact cardio. The rest of the class you will be working on strength, balance and coordination.  Participants will have the opportunity to use weights, bands and balls throughout this hour workout.  All equipment will be provided.  There is no need to call ahead just drop in! Drop In fee:  $1/class


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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 deadlines: June 17 and June 19. Min. 7. Max. 23.

Code                    Dates                 Day                    Time

341209-M1          6/24-8/26            M            11:30-12:15

341209-W1          6/26-8/28            W           11:30-12:15

# Sessions/Fee: 10/$67/$72 after deadlines

Location: Turnstone, 3320 N. Clinton

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Arthritis Foundation Exercise  

Tuesdays & 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, start with this class. This class is designed to improve strength and flexibility, reduce pain caused by arthritis and other ailments and increase mobility. You can attend the drop-in program at any time. Ages 50+. Orange juice is provided by Miller’s Merry Manor of Fort Wayne. 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 Arthritis Foundation 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. You can attend this program at any time. Orange juice is provided by Miller’s Merry Manor of Fort Wayne. Ages 50+.  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.

Enjoy the benefits of a daily exercise routine designed just for you. This class incorporates 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 can start this drop-in program at any time. Ages 50+. Orange juice is provided by Miller’s Merry Manor of Fort Wayne. Drop-in fee: $1/class 

FALL Programs

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 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 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: September 4.

Min. 7. Max. 23.

Code     Dates    Day        Time

441209-W1          9/11-11/13          W            11:30 am-12:15 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 10/$67/$72 after September 4

Location: Turnstone, 3320 N. Clinton

Walking Group

Wednesdays, Sept 4-Oct 30, 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. There is no fee to participate.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise

Tuesdays & 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 help improve strength and flexibility, reduce pain caused by arthritis and other ailments, and increase mobility. You can attend this drop-in program any time. Ages 50+.  Orange Juice provided by Miller’s Merry Manor. There will be no class on November 28.  Drop-in fee: $1

Cardio Flex

Tuesdays & 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. This session is perfect for active seniors. The class consists of 20-30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise designed to help reduce fat mass and lower resting heart rate and cholesterol levels. You will be using light to medium dumbbells to increase muscular strength and flexibility. Each class will end with light stretching. Prior participation is not required; however, we recommend you consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program. Cardio Flex is a drop-in program you can attend any time. Ages 50+. Orange Juice provided by Miller’s Merry Manor. There will be no class on November 28. Drop-in fee:  $1

Everyday Exercise

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

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

The benefits of a daily exercise routine designed just for you are too numerous to mention. The certified instructor will incorporate the use of handheld weights which will help improve your cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, balance and mobility. Please consult your doctor before beginning any new exercise program. Everyday Exercise is a drop-in program you may attend any time. Ages 50+. Orange Juice provided by Miller’s Merry Manor. There will be no class on November 28.    Drop-in fee: $1

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: October 17. Min. 5. Max. 15. There will be no class on September 26 and November 28.

Code                    Dates                  Day        Time

Advanced

441210-R1           10/24-12/12        Th           2:45-3:30 pm

Beginners

441210-R2           10/24-12/12        Th           3:30-4:15 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 6/$15/$20 after October 17

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 better. 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.

 

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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