An Array of Activities
A variety of daily activities are provided to our patrons as scheduled on the calendar of events. Examples are shopping, exercise, education (a variety of subject areas of particular interest to seniors), entertainment, ceramics, health screenings, bingo, trips (local such as River Market, fishing, museums, art centers and longer such as to the Isle of Capri, New england tour and cruises), Bible studies, eating at local restaurants, various types of entertainment, dances (live bands), holiday celebrations. Activities and trips away from the center have a nominal fee to cover costs.
Available Throughout the Year
MATTER OF BALANCE—An 8 week class that addresses fall related issues, how to prevent falls and exercises to strengthen our entire body as we think about prevention. A very interactive and fun class that gives participants the opportunity to share and learn from others experiences.
BE WELL—LIVE WELL-A 6 week class designed to teach people with chronic illness a way to live with a disease and that is to work at overcoming the physical and emotional problems caused by the disease. The goal of the class is to achieve the greatest possible physical capability and pleasure from life. No miracles or cures, rather many tips and ideas to make your life easier.
SUPER NOGGIN-A brain fitness program designed to maintain and even improve brain health. Practicing brain fitness also contributes to good physical health which is a bonus. This program is suitable for adults of any age, including those with normal aging memory problems (senior moments). It is not designed for those already diagnosed with cognitive decline. It is a multi-faceted program that includes:
Educational and motivational workshops
Brain exercises to stimulate cognitive functions
A year’s worth of activities to encourage on-going participation
Tracking of individual progress in making healthy lifestyle choices
BEAN BAG BASEBALL-A competitive game that gives the participants an opportunity to play league and tournament games against members of other Senior Activity Centers. Encourages socialization, hand-eye coordination, total body exercise and is just plain fun.
SENIOR OLYMPICS-For seniors 50 years of age and older. Competition is held annually in Hot Springs and gives seniors a chance to compete in a variety of athletic events including Bean Bag Baseball.
TAI CHI –A gentle slow moving exercise that promotes health and mental relaxation . It has many backward and forward movements in order to improve mobility, also movements which helps breathing. The Soon form that is taught here has a higher stance making it easier for senior adults who are seeking the health benefits of Tai-Chi.
ZUMBA GOLD—Zumba Gold targets the largest growing segment of the population: Baby Boomers, it takes the Zumba formula and modifies the moves and pacing to suit the needs of the active older participants, as well as those just starting their journey to fit a healthy lifestyle.
PEPPI –Physical activity program designed for older adults which includes flexibility, balance, strength and endurance exercises, Its purpose is to increase physical fitness and independence.
LINE DANCING-Weekly teaching of a variety of line dances.
WEEKLY DANCE & LIVE MUSIC—Live bands play every Tuesday night from 7:00 to 9:30. The public is invited to come dance and listen to music. Admission is $5.00 per person.