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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               9:30-11:30 am

Cornhole             F               9:30-11:30 am

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

Crochet                F                          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

Shuffleboard        M-F           8 am-4:30 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:

Miller’s Health Systems (Bingo)

Heritage Park (Bingo and free Wi-Fi)

Life Care Center of Fort Wayne (Euchre)

Englewood Health & Rehab (Euchre)

Active Aging Week

September 24-28

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Monday, September 24

8:00 a.m.               Opening Breakfast

                              Sponsored by:

                              Brookdale Fort Wayne

10:00 a.m.             Cornhole Tournament 

                              Sponsored by: Hearing Aids Plus+

Tuesday, September 25

9:00 a.m.              Pickleball Tournament  

                             Lions Park, Carew & Hazelwood

                             Sponsored by: TLC Management

2:00 p.m.              Historic Walking Tour   

                             Sponsored by: Life Care Center

Wednesday, September 26

9:00 a.m.              Table Tennis Tournament

                             Sponsored by: Summit City

                             Health and Rehabilitation

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

                             1802 Chapman Road,

                             Huntertown, IN  46748

Thursday, September 27

10:00 a.m.            Billards Tournament 

2:00 p.m.              Wii Tournament

Friday, September 28

9:00 a.m.              Shuffleboard Tournament

                             Sponsored by: Chapman Place

11:30 a.m.            Lunch provided by 9 Mile

                             Restaurant    

                             For the first 50 Active Aging

                             Week participants only

                             Sponsored by: 9 Mile Restaurant

Registration deadlines are two days prior to each event. Call 427-6460 to register. There will be prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place finishers in each tournament.

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Wii Bowling League

Tuesdays, September 11-November 13

11:00 a.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! Join us for fun and friendly competition at the Community Center and other locations where we have the opportunity for social bowl-a-thons throughout the season. Call 427-6461 by September 4 to sign up. 

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Recreational Shuffleboard League

Wednesdays, July 18-August 29, 9:00 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 Shuffleboard League begins July 18. Set up and sign in begins at 9:00 a.m. with play beginning at 9:30. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers at the conclusion of the league. Call 427-6461 by July 11 to sign up and get ready to push your way to the top! Drop in fee: $1/session

Recreational Shuffleboard League

Wednesdays, September 12-October 31

9:00 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 Shuffleboard League begins September 12. Set up and sign in begins at 9:00 a.m. with play beginning at 9:30. Prizes will be awarded to the top 3 finishers at the conclusion of the league. Call 427-6461 to sign up by September 5. Note: There will be no play on September 26, due to Active Aging Week activities. Drop in fee: $1

Learn to Play Mah Jongg

Mah Jongg is a Chinese game played, usually by four people, with 136 or 144 rectangular pieces called tiles. The object is to collect winning sets of these tiles, as in card games such as gin rummy. Once you learn the rules and basics of the game such as how to read the game card and how to develop a strategy for playing your hand, you can enjoy playing with other Mah Jongg enthusiasts. Registration deadline: September 27. Min. 4. Max. 5.

Code                    Dates                  Day                       Time

441322-R1           10/4-10/25          Th           1:30-3:30 pm                     

# Sessions/Fee: 4/$26/$31 after September 27

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

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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 9 and October 11. Min. 8. Max. 42. Note: There will be no class November 20 and 22.

Code                     Dates                  Day        Time

441200-T1            10/16-12/11        T             12-1 pm

441200-R1           10/18-12/13        Th           12-1 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 8/$39/$44 after deadlines

Sign up for both the Tuesday and Thursday class at a discounted rate of $68 (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 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 6. Min. 5. Max. 15.  There will be no class on September 27. 

Code                    Dates                  Day                    Time

Advanced

441210-R1           9/13-11/8            Th           2:45-3:30 pm

Beginners

441210-R2           9/13-11/8            Th           3:30-4:15 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 8/$15/$20 after September 6

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 All


Walking Group

Wednesdays, September 5-October 24

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.

Zumba Gold 50+

Zumba Gold is for the true beginner and 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. Zumba Gold is a fun and safe fitness class that will help you achieve long-term health benefits. Instructor: Katie Amos. Ages 50+. Registration deadlines: September 3 and October 29. Min. 8. Max. 10.

Code                    Dates                 Day                    Time

441204-M1          9/10-10/15          M            10-10:45 am

441204-M2          11/5-12/10          M            10-10:45 am

# Sessions/Fee: 6/$39/$44 after deadlines

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

Code                    Dates                 Day                         Time

441209-M1          9/24-11/26          M            11:30 am-12:15

441209-W1          9/26-11/28          W            11:30 am-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, 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 22. 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 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 22. Drop-in fee:  $1

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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 22.    Drop-in fee: $1


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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 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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2019 Senior Games 
  
 Over 400 active senior adults participated in the 2018 Senior Games. Registration packets will be mailed in April for the 2019 Games! Call 427-6462 to be placed on our mailing list.

Check out the Senior Games link for additional information.   

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