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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. 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.  
 


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Senior Yoga (Winter Session)

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 deadline: January 19. Min. 8. Max. 30.  

Code              Dates           Day                      Time

141200-T1      1/26-3/23     T                    12-1 pm

141200-R1      1/28-3/25     Th                  12-1 pm

Sessions/Fee: 8/$41/$46 after January 19.

Sign up for both Tuesday and Thursday classes for a reduced rate of $68 (16 sessions)
Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.



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ABC Exercise: Activate, Boost & Challenge (Winter Session)

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. 

Starting November 24 you can participate in virtual ABC Exercise (9:30 am) and/or Cardio Flex (10:45 am) on Tuesdays/Thursdays.  

Please call the Community Center (260-427-6460) to get started. Additional information is available to watch LIVE on the Community Center's Facebook page! 




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 (Winter)

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 con- sists of 20-30 minutes of cardiovascular exercise designed to help decrease fat mass and lower resting heart rate and cholesterol levels. Prior participation is not required; however, we recommend you consult your doctor before beginning any exercise program. 

You can now participate in virtual ABC Exercise (9:30 am) and/or Cardio Flex (10:45 am) on Tuesdays/Thursdays.  

Please call the Community Center (260-427-6460) to get started. Additional information is available to watch LIVE on the Community Center's Facebook page! 

Testimonials:

Thanks everyone for making this easy (Cardio Flex virtual option) and efficient for me. Hope to see you soon, Mary.

The Fort Wayne Parks and Recreation are amazing. Everyone does such a quality job, with so many resources and good communications, let alone the fine facilities throughout the city. I moved here recently and am so impressed and thankful. Connie M.

 


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. Look for more information in the spring!


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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

Call 427-6460 to reserve a 2 hour time slot.

Bring your own cue stick or sign one out at the information desk.

Bingo                                  2nd-4th F              1 pm

Cornhole                            W                          11 am

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

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

Call 427-6460 to schedule use of equipment

Quilting                              Th                          1-4 pm

Scrapbooking                    T                            1-3 pm

Table Tennis                      M,W                       8:30-11:30 am

Wii Bowling                        T                           1-3 pm

Many THANKS to the following for their contribu- tions to our Fun & Games:

  • Miller’s Health Systems of Greater Fort Wayne
  • Heritage Park
  • Englewood Health & Rehab

 

Winter Bingo

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

February 12, 26

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Prizes include snacks, canned goods and miscellaneous household items. Sponsored by Miller’s Health Systems of greater Fort Wayne and Heritage Park. Fee: 3 cards/50¢

Please note, the January 22 session of Bingo will be offered virtually only.  Call 260-427-6460 to sign up. 

Community Cornhole League

Wednesdays, January 27-March 3, 11:00 a.m. Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Toss your cares away and join us for some friendly cornhole competition! Men, women, beginners and experts . . . all are welcome! Play continues for 6 weeks, with prizes awarded to the top 3 finishers at the conclusion of the league. Call 427-6461 by January 13 to sign up. Drop in fee: $1. Min. 6.

 

Spring Programs

 

2021 Senior Games

June 7-24

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

AARP Sponsored Fitness Park Powered by FitLot

The new outdoor fitness park located at the Community Center, 233 W. Main Street is open to the public, free of charge, like all city parks and playgrounds. Come check it out!


AARP Sponsored Fitness Park Powered by FitLot

Our new AARP/FitLot outdoor fitness park features various pieces of outdoor fitness equipment that require one’s own body weight as resistance making each piece designed to fit your age, gender and specific ability. The fitness park is here for you to stop in and work out any time. A professional instructor will be available on the days below to introduce you to the equipment and show you the most effective way to use it. No registration is necessary, however, please arrive a few minutes early to sign in. All sessions are FREE!

Dates                    Day              Time

Introduction

4/13                       T              1:30 pm

4/15                       Th            1:30 pm

4/16                       F                 10 am

Drop-In Sessions             

4/23-6/11               F                10 am

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


Outdoor Fitness Fun

In this outdoor fitness class, you will be guided by a fitness professional and work out alongside a committed group also working to achieve a more active lifestyle. This will be structured similar to a circuit training class. And the best part . . . the class is FREE! Instructor: Kim Labenberg. Registration deadline: April 12. Min.8. Max. 12.

Code                    Dates                 Days                   Time

241212-M1          4/19-6/14            M/W     9:30-10:30 am

# Sessions/Fee: 16/FREE

Location: Community Center FitLot, 233 W. Main St.


Circuit Training for Beginners

Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:30-10:15 a.m.

March 1-April 14

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Circuit Training is a workout program where you rotate through a variety of exercises (usually 5-10) with little time in between. This class is suitable for healthy active adults and can be adapted depending on the fitness level of individual participants. 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. Instructor: Kim Labenberg. Drop-in fee: $1/class.


Mind, Music & Movement

Music is a great way to excite both sides of the brain. It is actually the only information that is stored twice in your brain. Join this engaging group that is filled with music designed to cognitively stimulate and challenge your memory. This time together will also be sure to add enjoyment and quality of life in a welcoming environment.   Instructor: Kristine Agen. Registration deadline: March 31. Call 427-6466 to sign up. 

Code                    Dates                   Day              Time

241213-W1          4/7-5/12               W            1-2 p.m.

# Sessions/Fee: 6/$10

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 great way to spend a Thursday afternoon. You’ll learn dance techniques and performance skills. No previous experience is required. Tap shoes or hard sole shoes are recommended. Ages 50+. Instructor: Linda Mullenhour. Registration deadline: March 25. Min. 5. Max. 15.

Code                        Dates              Day                       Time

Beginner

241210-R1           4/1-5/20               Th           3:30-4:15 pm

Advanced

241210-R2           4/1-5/20               Th           2:45-3:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 8/$15/$20 after March 25

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 50 and over. 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.


Downtown Walkers

Every Wednesday, 11:00 a.m., beginning April 14

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.


Rescue Mission Walking Tour

Wednesday, April 14, 3:00-4:30 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Put on your walking shoes, dress for the weather and join us for a tour of the new Rescue Mission.   Founded in 1903, The Rescue Mission aims to provide a home for the homeless, food for the hungry, and hope for their future.  Please bring a mask and wear comfortable shoes.  We thank Emily Lahr, Major Gift Officer at the Rescue Mission, for assisting in the hosting of our tour and our tour guide Keith Hood. We will depart from the Community Center on foot promptly at 3:00 p.m. and walk to The Rescue Mission. Ages 50+. This tour is free but you must call 427-6460 by April 7 to register.


Arts Campus of Fort Wayne Walking Tour

Wednesday, May 19, 9:30-11:00 a.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

This tour will include some of the local creative art facilities available through the Arts Campus of Fort Wayne. We will see some of the beautiful architecture and interior spaces of the United Arts Center and/or the Auer Center for Arts and Culture. If COVID restrictions do not allow touring the interior space, then only an exterior Arts Campus tour may be permissible. Please bring a mask and wear comfortable shoes. We will depart from the Community Center on foot promptly at 9:30 a.m. and walk to the Arts Campus. Ages 50+. The tour is free. Call 427-6460 by May 12 to sign up.

 

AARP Sponsored Fitness Park Powered by FitLot

The new outdoor fitness park located at the Community Center, 233 W. Main Street is open to the public, free of charge, like all city parks and playgrounds. Come check it out!


AARP Sponsored Fitness Park Powered by FitLot

Our new AARP/FitLot outdoor fitness park features various pieces of outdoor fitness equipment that require one’s own body weight as resistance making each piece designed to fit your age, gender and specific ability. The fitness park is here for you to stop in and work out any time. A professional instructor will be available on the days below to introduce you to the equipment and show you the most effective way to use it. No registration is necessary, however, please arrive a few minutes early to sign in. All sessions are FREE!

Dates                    Day               Time

Introduction

4/13                       T              1:30 pm

4/15                       Th            1:30 pm

4/16                         F                10 am

Drop-In Sessions             

4/23-6/11                 F               10 am

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


Outdoor Fitness Fun

In this outdoor fitness class, you will be guided by a fitness professional and work out alongside a committed group also working to achieve a more active lifestyle. This will be structured similar to a circuit training class. And the best part . . . the class is FREE! Instructor: Kim Labenberg. Registration deadline: April 12. Min.8. Max. 12.

Code                    Dates                  Days                  Time

241212-M1          4/19-6/14            M/W     9:30-10:30 am

# Sessions/Fee: 16/FREE

Location: Community Center FitLot, 233 W. Main St.


Circuit Training for Beginners

Mondays & Wednesdays, 9:30-10:15 a.m.

March 1-April 14

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Circuit Training is a workout program where you rotate through a variety of exercises (usually 5-10) with little time in between. This class is suitable for healthy active adults and can be adapted depending on the fitness level of individual participants. 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. Instructor: Kim Labenberg. Drop-in fee: $1/class.

 

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2021 Senior Games 

June 7-24, 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 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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