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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
Cornhole                  F 9:30-11:30 am
Crochet                    W 10 am-12 pm & 1-3 pm  F 1-3 pm
Euchre                     W 12:30-3 pm
Fitness Equipment   M-F 8 am-4:30 pm
Hand & Foot            W 11 am-3 pm
Mah Jongg               F 12-4 pm
Mexican Train          M 9 am-1 pm
Quilting                    Th 1-4 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: The Hearth of Sycamore Village (Bingo) Heritage Park  (Bingo) Life Care Center of Fort Wayne (Euchre) Englewood Health & Rehab (Euchre).

Learn to Play Mah Jongg
Mah Jongg is a game of both skill and luck that involves strategically matching tiles. The excitement of the game lies in the decisions that you will constantly have to make. Is it preferable to discard a tile and thus gain an advantage, or would it be more prudent to stay with a decent hand? Once you learn basic skills and strategies, you will be on your way to a fun and enjoyable time with other Mah Jongg enthusiasts. Registration deadline: January 11. Min. 3. Max. 4.

Code           Dates     Day            Time
141700-R1 1/18-2/8  Th 1:30-3:30 pm
# Sessions/Fee: 4/$26/$31 after January 11
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


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Alley Kats
The Alley Kats is a 20-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. 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. Registration deadline: January 4. Min. 5. Max. 15.

Code Dates Day Time

Advanced
141210-R2 1/11-3/1 Th 2:45-3:30 pm
Beginner
141210-R1 1/11-3/1 Th 3:30-4:15 pm
# Sessions/Fee: 8/$15/$20 after January 4.
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.



Arthritis Foundation Exercise
Tuesdays and 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 here.  This class 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 November 23, December 26, 28, January 2, 4) Drop in fee:  $1 

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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 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 start this program at any time. Orange juice is provided by Miller’s Merry Manor. Ages 50+.  (There will be no class on November 23, December 26, 28, January 2, 4) Drop in fee:  $1

Everyday Exercise
Tuesdays & 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 hand held 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.  (There will be no class on November 23, December 26, 28, January 2, 4) Drop in fee:  $1 

Zumba Gold 50+
Zumba Gold is a beginning exercise class for the active older adult. You will enjoy Latin based music and easy-to-follow Latin dance fitness moves. Zumba Gold has a specialized approach for anyone needing modifications. You will find the lower intensity moves are safe and effective for people of all ages and different fitness levels. This fun, safe fitness class will help you achieve the long-term health benefits you seek. Instructor: Katie Amos. Ages 50+. Registration deadline: January 8. 
Min. 8. Max. 10.
Code            Dates       Day             Time
141204-M1  1/15-2/19  M    10-10:45 am
# Sessions/Fee: 6/$39/$44 after January 8
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


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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: January 3 and January 5. Min. 7. Max. 23. 

Code            Dates      Day                     Time

141209-W1  1/10-3/14 W 11:30 am-12:15 pm
141209-F1   1/12-3/16  F 11:30 am-12:15 pm
# Sessions/Fee: 10/$67/$72 after deadlines
Location: Turnstone, 3320 N. Clinton



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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+. Registration deadlines: January 2 and January 4. Min. 8. Max. 40.

Code           Dates     Day        Time
141200-R2 1/9-2/27  T       12-1 pm
141200-R1 1/11-3/1  Th     12-1 pm
# Sessions/Fee: 8/$39/$44 after deadlines
Sign up for both Tuesday and Thursday classes for a reduced rate of $68 (16 sessions)
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St. 

Chair Yoga for Seniors 50+

Using a chair for support you will be able to safely perform a variety of Yoga postures designed to increase flexibility, range of motion, balance and endurance. Registration deadline: January 4. Instructor: Kim Labenberg.
Code           Dates       Day      Time
141221-R1  1/11-2/15 Th 1:15-2 pm
#Sessions/Fee: 6/$33/$38 after January 4.
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


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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2018 Senior Games
June 4-21, 2018

Save the date! 400 active senior adults participated in the 2017 Senior Games. Mark your calendar and start “training” now for the 2018 Games. Registration packets will be mailed next April. Call 427-6462 to be placed on our mailing list.

Congratulations to the 2016 Senior Games champions: Dean Rodenbeck and Holly Small.

Check out the Senior Games link for information on the 2018 Games. Additional information posted in the spring!  

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