River Camp

 

July 25-29, 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.

Shoaff Riverlode, 6401 St. Joe Rd.

In this one-week camp you will learn about our rivers through hands-on exploration and leave with an enthusiasm for our waterways. Water activities, outdoor games, fishing, science experiments, canoe and kayaking, hiking, river clean-up and water safety are all part of the fun! A confirmation letter will be sent out with details a week prior to camp! Ages 8-12. Registration will begin March 21. Min. 20. Max 40.


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Important Information

Register on-line for River Camp starting March 21

Important Forms
Confirmation Information River Camp for 2022 
Release & Authorization form
COVID-19 letter

Medication Permission Forms (As needed)
Medication Protocol Information
Prescription Medication Permission Form
Over the Counter Medication Permission Form

 

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Unwind Your Mind: Activities for Persons with Early Dementia

A diagnosis of Alzheimer’s disease or other dementia is life changing. Because individuals with dementia often feel isolated and disconnected, it is important that opportunities to participate in community activities that are meaningful, creative, and social are made available to them. Such activity can provide a sense of competence, a reduction in depression, and improved relationships with family members. Studies have shown that arts, crafts, computers and social activities help slow mild cognitive loss by up to 50%.

The Parks and Rereation Department offers classes and activities at the Community Center for those those with signs of early dementia. 

For additional information including to register please call the Community Center, 260-427-6461 or 260-427-6466. 
 

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View the full Unwind Your Mind brochure
Here!


Fidget Blankets

The Alzheimer’s Association in conjunction with Annie’s Caring Crochet Kit Club offers free Fidget Blankets to Alzheimer’s caregivers. These crocheted blankets have various objects securely attached to them that can help stimulate the mind and keep a person occupied as they “fidget” with each item. The Community Center is currently assisting with the distribution of Fidgit Blankets. Call Patti Davis at the 427-6465 to arrange a pickup.


General Programs 



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Fall Programs

Acrylic Painting

Paint a picture and take it home the same day! You’ll be guided step-by-step from blank canvas to your finished painting, learn how to load the brushes, paint wet into wet and blend colors as you go. All necessary supplies will be provided. Max. 8.

Dates                    Day        Time

11/15                     T              1:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$25

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Relaxation Station: Adult Coloring

3rd Mondays, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Sept 19, Oct 17, Nov 21

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Who doesn’t like to color? Listen to relaxing music, visit with your neighbor and color until your heart’s content using colored pencils. Masks are required. No pre-registration is necessary. Just drop in! Drop-in fee: $1. (Note: Our monthly Monday Luncheons are on the same dates, so make plans for lunch.)


Creative Quilting

Thursdays, 1:00-4:00 p.m.

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Do you like to quilt? Do you want to meet other quilters, meet new friends, share your ideas and get your quilting questions answered? The iron and ironing board will be set up for pressing. You will have a large table to work on and lay out your quilt. New friends, new ideas, and new patterns –all you need for an enjoyable afternoon. Ages 50+. No need to call ahead. Just drop in! Drop in fee: $1



ABC Exercise: Activate, Boost & Challenge

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. No pre-registration is required for this drop-in program. Ages 50+. Drop-in fee: $1/class


Bingo

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

Sept 9 & 23, Oct 14 & 28, Nov 11

Bingo is held at 1:00 p.m. on the 2nd and 4th Fridays of each month. Prizes are snacks, canned goods and miscellaneous household items. Fee: 3 cards/50c

 

 

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ABC Exercise: Activate, Boost & Challenge

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. No pre-registration is required for this drop-in program. Ages 50+. Drop-in fee: $1/class


Tuesday Movies

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Join us for an afternoon at the movies! Features are recent releases or popular classics. Admission is FREE; however, space is limited so reservations are required. Call 427-6460 by the Monday prior to each movie to reserve your seat. Tuesday movies are sponsored by Miller’s Health Systems of Greater Fort Wayne. Show time is 1:30 p.m.

December 6        The Claus Family              

December 20     The Christmas Chronicles 2

January 3             The Age of Adaline

January 17           Uncharted         

February 7           Dog

February 21        The Desperate Hour


Acrylic Painting

Paint a picture and take it home the same day! You’ll be guided step-by-step from blank canvas to your finished painting, learn how to load the brushes, paint wet into wet and blend colors as you go. All necessary supplies will be provided. Max. 8.

Dates                    Day        Time

2/14                       T              1:30 pm

# Sessions/Fee: 1/$25

Location: Community Center, 233 W. Main St.


BINGO

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

Dec 9, Jan 13 & 27, Feb 10 & 24

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Join us for BINGO fun! Prizes include snacks, canned goods and miscellaneous household items. Fee: 3 cards/50¢


Relaxation Station: Adult Coloring

3rd Mondays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Dec 19, Jan 16, Feb 20

Community Center, 233 W. Main St.

Who doesn’t like to color? Listen to relaxing music, visit with your neighbor and color till your heart’s content using colored pencils or gel pens. No pre-registration is necessary. Drop-in fee: $1

Alzheimer’s Educational Presentations

These educational sessions are sponsored by the Alzheimer’s Association. The sessions are free; however, you will need to call 427-6460 to register.

Understanding Alzheimer’s and Dementia

Monday January 9, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

Alzheimer’s disease is not a normal part of aging. Join us to learn about the impact of Alzheimer’s; the difference between Alzheimer’s and dementia; stages and risk factors; current research and treatments available for some symptoms; and Alzheimer’s Association resources. Registration deadline: January 2.

Dementia Conversations

Monday, February 6, 3:30-5:00 p.m.

When someone is showing signs of dementia, it’s time to talk. Often, conversations with family about changing behaviors can be challenging and uncomfortable. This program provides tips for breaking the ice with your family so you can address some of the most common issues that are difficult to discuss: going to the doctor for a diagnosis or medical treatment, deciding when to stop driving, and making legal and financial plans for future care. Registration deadline: January 30.

 

 


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Adult Programming at McMillen Park Community Center is $1 admission to the Center unless otherwise noted. Photo ID required. 

Public Hours of McMillen Park Community Center

Check out the McMillen Park Community Center link for hours of operation.    

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Fall Programs (Now-November)

 

Pickleball

Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Come play the fastest growing sport in America on our climate-controlled indoor courts. Drop-in fee: $1 and Photo ID


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Wellness 

Monday-Friday, 12:30 p.m.-2:30 p.m.

Enjoy our indoor walking track and fitness equipment in the comfort of a clean, spacious facility. Drop-in fee: $1 and Photo ID 
 

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Essential Steps

Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Join the line dancing fun with choreographed, sequenced steps that help improve memory, coordination and balance while providing cardio exercise! Drop-in fee: $1 and Photo ID


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Cardio Fit

Monday & Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Cardio Fit provides fun, aerobic fitness for all skill levels! Drop-in fee: $1 and Photo ID

 

Winter Programs (December-February)

 

Pickleball

Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.

Come play the fastest growing sport in America! Indoor pickleball courts are available for drop-in play weekday mornings. Free with $1 admission and photo ID.

Weight Room

Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Add our weight room to your daily fitness routine. Free with $1 admission. Photo ID required.


Walking Track

Monday-Friday, 12:00-2:00 p.m.

Don’t let the cold weather cut into your daily step goal. Our indoor walking track is available every weekday, free with $1 admission and photo ID .


Essential Steps

Mondays, 5:30-6:30 p.m.

Wednesdays, 6:00 p.m.-8:00 p.m.

Join the line dancing fun with choreographed, sequenced steps that help improve memory, coordination and balance while providing cardio exercise and fun! Free with $1 admission and photo ID.


Cardio Fit

Monday & Thursday, 6:30-7:30 p.m.

Cardio Fit provides fun aerobic fitness for all skill levels! Free with $1 admission and photo ID.


Yoga for Adults

Tuesdays, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Saturdays, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

Yoga combines stretching and strengthening postures with deep breathing and relaxation. Free with $1 admission and photo ID.


Seated Yoga

Wednesday, 12:00-1:00 p.m.

Designed for seniors or those with limited mobility, yoga poses are practiced from a seated position. Free with $1 admission and photo ID.

Men’s Adult Basketball League

Thursdays, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00 p.m.

The Men’s Basketball league begins January 26 and continues through April 6. Stop at the information desk or call 427-2420 to register your team.


Adult Open Gym

M-F, 9:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

M & W, 6:00-8:00 p.m.

Sat, 10:00 a.m.-2:00 p.m.

Sun, 12:00-5:00 p.m.

The gym is available daily for pick-up sports activity.


McMillen Park Community Center Rentals

The McMillen Park Community Center has a space for every event. Let us host your family reunion, birthday party, baby shower, pickleball tournament, basketball tournament, conference, group meeting, wedding reception or other event. We have a variety of room sizes depending on the needs of your group. Alcohol is permitted at the Center. Please contact Percinta Hunter, Program Coordinator at (260) 427-2420 for additional information.   


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Check Out Seasonal Jobs!

We have job opportunities year 'round!  So check out the link TODAY!

 

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Meet Me On Our Riverfront!

Check out: Riverfront Fort Wayne 
for a complete list of activities on the Riverfront!

 

Meet Me at the Park 

...and explore a new park (check out the list of our 87 parks)
... and we can visit the Old Fort
....for a hike with Wild Walkers or at Lindenwood Nature Preserve
...so we can wander Salomon Farm or take a class
...to paint, play a game, eat lunch or take in a special event at the Community Center
...for all sorts of sports (Youth Athletics or Adult Athletics)
...and let's volunteer
...in order to Unwind Your Mind (activities for those with signs of early dementia)
...to participate in activities on the Riverfront  
...and check out $1 Nights, Family Garden Close-Ups, Botanical classes and much more!! 
   Learn more at www.botanicalconservatory.org 
...for endless FUN! 



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Meet Me On-Line!

If you need to "shelter in place" enjoy our link of virtual activities at FWParks@Home where you can explore virtual activities like walks, classes, blogs, activities and just have fun!  Check back often as we add more content periodically.


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We created a link (FWParks4FUN) to list all of our games & activities we are releasing  How about BINGO? So check out this link and visit a park soon!


Looking for even more ideas or have a question? Give us a call at 260-427-6000.  Or check out our Current Fun Times!  

For questions about any of these activities please call the Main Office at 260-427-6000.  

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Ready to Register for the After-school program?

Register today! 

 

Winter Schedule (December-February)

 

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McMillen Park Community Center Rentals

The McMillen Park Community Center has a space for every event. Let us host your family reunion, birthday party, baby shower, pickleball tournament, basketball tournament, conference, group meeting, wedding reception or other event. We have a variety of room sizes depending on the needs of your group. Alcohol is permitted at the Center. Please contact Percinta Hunter, Program Coordinator at (260) 427-2420 for additional information.
 

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Sisters of the Cloth 

The Master quilters of Sisters of the Cloth work one-on-one with youth ages 8-18, teaching the craft of quilting. Class sizes are limited. Call 427- 2420 for more information.

 

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Testimonials

Mrs. Cin. is very professional, nice and overall helpful.  The staff is wonderful with children.  L. Crawford
Staff is very professional. Tami C.
Awesome job-keep up the great job! Proud of the Center-Sandra W.
My son gets to enjoy some of his summer with other kids he may not get to see during the summer. Jennifer C.
Great program.  Glad that it is available to my kids. B. Pritchard
Your doing good.  Ms. Cin is great! N.G.
The program is very helpful because I didn't have anywhere to take my grandchildren for the summer. C. Shepherd
Great program for the kids, they also have plenty of activities. Kristal S. 


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