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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 infor- mation 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                                9:30-11:30 am
Cornhole          F                                9:30-11:30 am
Crochet            W/F                 10 am-12 pm/1-3 pm
Euchre             W                                    12:30-3 pm
Fitness Equip   M-F                            8 am- 4:30 pm
Mah Jongg       F                                          12-4 pm
Quilting            Th                                           1-4 pm
Table Tennis    M/W                           8:30-11:30 am
Spades New     W                                          6-8 pm
Wii Bowling       T                                   11 am-2 pm

Many THANKS to the following for their contributions to Fun & Games:
• Heritage Park (Bingo and free Wi-Fi)
• Life Care Center of Fort Wayne (Euchre)
• Englewood Health & Rehab (Euchre)


Recreational Shuffleboard League
Wednesdays, April 18-May 30, 9:00 a.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Have you always wanted to improve your shuf- fleboard game or just wanted to learn how to play? If so, this league is for you! We will be meeting at the Community Center at 9:00 a.m. for set up and preparation.  Games will begin  at 9:30 a.m. Prizes will be given to the top 3 places at the conclusion of the league. Call 427- 6461 to sign up by April 11 or for more infor- mation. Get ready to slide and push your way to the top! Drop in fee: $1
 
Wii Bowling League 
Tuesdays, April 3-May 22, 11:00 a.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Wii Bowling is a great way to stay active! It pro- motes physical activity and helps to keep you on your mental game as well! We will be playing with teams of two. You can sign up with a part- ner or we can find one for you. Call 427-6461 by March 27 to sign up.


Learn to Play Mah Jongg
Have you ever played Mah Jongg on your com- puter or hand held device? This is even more fun! Even if you have never even heard of Mah Jongg, come learn how to play the game, how  to read the game card and develop a beginning strategy to play a hand. Once you learn these basic skills, you will be on your way to a fun and enjoyable time with other Mah Jongg enthusi- asts. All game pieces will be provided. Registra- tion deadline: April 5. Min. 4. Max. 5.

Code           Dates     Day           Time
241331-R1 4/12-5/3 Th 1:30-3:30 pm
# Sessions/Fee: 4/$26/$31 after April 5
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main  St.

Learn to Play Bridge
Of all the reasons to learn Bridge, the most important is that it’s just fun to play. 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. That’s why it’s the world’s most popular card game. It’s time you learned to play! After this class, you will understand the card play involved, play of the hand and bidding tools. You will be well on your way to becom- ing a Bridge player. Ages 50+. Instructor: Paul Knepper. Note: There will be no class May 28 or June 4. Registration deadline: April 9. Min. 8. Max. 16.

Code          Dates        Day Time
241311-M1 4/16-6/18  M 1-3 pm
# Sessions/Fee: 8/$21/$26 after April 9
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 50 and over. Rehearsals are Thursdays at 1:15 p.m. The Alley Kats are available to per- form 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.


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 rec- ommended. Ages 50+. Instructor: Linda Mul- lenhour. Registration deadline: March 15. Min. 5. Max. 15.

Code              Dates             Day         Time

Advanced
241210-R1     3/22-5/10      Th 2:45-3:30 pm
Beginners
241210-R2     3/22-5/10      Th  3:30-4:15 pm
# Sessions/Fee: 8/$15/$20 after March 15
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.



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 dis- ease and/or joint problems (hip/knee replace- ment, 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. Attend this drop-in program any time. Orange Juice provided by Miller’s Merry Manor. Ages 50+. 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 that 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 decrease fat mass, resting heart rate and cholesterol levels.  You will use 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 exer- cise program. Attend this drop-in program any time. Orange Juice provided by Miller’s Merry Manor. Ages 50+. Drop-in fee: $1


Everyday Exercise 
Tuesdays & Thursdays, 9:00-9:45 a.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Enjoy the benfits of a daily exercise routine designed just for you. This class incorporates the use of handheld weights to help improve cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, flexibility, balance and mobility. Please consult your doctor before beginning any new  exercise program. Attend this drop-in program any time. Orange Juice provided by Miller’s Merry Manor. Ages 50+. Drop-in fee: $1


Zumba Gold 50+ 
Zumba Gold is a beginning exercise program  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 fitness levels. This fun, safe fitness class will help you achieve long-term health benefits. Instructor: Katie Amos. Ages 50+. Registration deadline: March 5. Min. 8. Max. 12.

Code              Dates       Day            Time

241207-M1    3/12-4/16  M    10-10:45 am
# Sessions/Fee: 6/$39/$44 after March 5
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 resis- tive and buoyancy equipment. Some of the ben- efits 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 endur- ance
• Improved balance
• Help in maintaining fitness levels while injured Instructors are provided by Corporate Health. Ages 50+. Registration deadlines: March 28
and March 30. Min. 7. Max. 23.

Code              Dates     Day                   Time
241209-W1    4/4-6/6   W     11:30-12:15 pm
241209-F1     4/6-6/8    F     11:30-12:15 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, 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 respi- ratory, digestive, circulation and nervous sys- tems. 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: March 13 and March 15. Min. 8. Max. 40.

Code          Dates         Day     Time
241200-T1 3/20-5/8     T    12-1 pm
241200-R1 3/22-5/10 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.

Matters of the Heart 
Thursday, May 3, 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.

This educational and innovative lunch series (formerly known as Three Ladies and . . .) focuses on current and future healthcare needs.Todays topic is “The Health Benefits of Coconut Oil . . . and Other Fun Facts!” The program is $3 and includes lunch. Sponsored by AshMore Health Pros. Reservations are required. Call 427-6460 by April 30 to sign up. Space is limited.

Walking Group 
Wednesdays, April 11-May 30, 11:00 a.m.
Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Get some fresh air and enjoy a nice one-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.

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 in April. Call 427-6462 to be placed on our mailing list.

Congratulations to the 2017 Senior Games champions: Dan Schreck Overall Men and Cindy Orr Overall Women.

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

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