March activity calendars are ready

Hello, Shawnee! How about that warmer spring weather? Well, it might not quite be “spring,” but we’re getting closer. As always, watch out for the Oklahoma wind!

March is here and our March activity calendars are ready. These show all of the fun activities and programs we offer for people 55 and older here at the Senior Recreation Center. We are located at 401 N. Bell, downtown behind the county courthouse. Our hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. You can call us at 405-878-1528.

We would be happy to mail you one of our activity calendars which shows full details of our programs at the Senior Rec Center, as well as the lunch menu for the Project Heart meals served at the Community Center located at 804 S .Park. For more information on the Project Heart Breakfast Program, please call their office at 405-275-4530.

As you may know, through the Town of Shawnee Recreation Department, we provide opportunities for active living while making healthy choices. Each of us can benefit from staying active as we age. If you are over 55 you can participate with us as we have a variety of fun and engaging programs for all types of people! You are welcome to stop by for a visit and see if you can find anything you might enjoy!

Our next Wellness Wednesday focus will take place on Wednesday, March 9. We’ll be hosting Dr. Calyn Russ and Dr. Kurt Kalis from Hearing Health Care, Inc. for “Hearing Conversations”. Join us from 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. for demonstrations of the latest hearing technologies and an information table. Everyone is welcome!

Here at the Senior Rec Center, our talented and certified fitness instructors offer 14 group fitness classes per week, which are free for people 55 and over. You will find a wide variety of classes, each designed to provide safe and effective exercise for all fitness levels, as well as helping individuals gain balance, strength and flexibility to mitigate risk. of fall.

Our classes include Tai Chi for Better Balance, which is offered Tuesday and Thursday mornings, 8:15-9:15 a.m. This slow and steady movement class taught by Cyndi covers the basics of Tai Chi targeting the development of overall balance. Plus, the SAIL class taught by Angie helps with core strength and fall prevention. The full name is “Staying Active and Independent for Life” and it meets Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 1:30-2:30 p.m. and Friday morning from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

An Enhance Fitness class is taught by Beth, which provides overall strength and balance to help individuals maintain an active lifestyle. It meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday mornings, from 8:30 am to 9:30 am and offers a holistic fitness experience. Chair fitness classes with Angie run from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m., with chair fitness stretches offered on Mondays and Wednesdays, while chair strength classes are held on Tuesdays and Thursdays.

Finally, our gentle restorative yoga class with Angie meets every Tuesday and Thursday afternoon from 3:30 to 4:30 p.m. This class uses modified, gentle yoga movements to improve flexibility and reduce stress. All exercises can be done sitting in a chair, standing next to a chair, or using a mat. Your choice!

For more information on our fitness class schedule, as well as our Pickleball sessions, you can call us at 405-878-1528. Each week you will also find crafts such as quilting, crocheting, knitting. Plus we have music, dancing, singing, card games, billiards, dominoes, puzzles, plus lots of coffee and iced tea. Stop by or give us a call to find out more about our new groups, including the “Just Crafting Around” club, a knitting group, or a fun open card game group!

Each month we celebrate all birthdays in that month on a designated day. For the month of March, we will be celebrating on Thursday, March 17, which is also St. Patrick’s Day! We will have snacks all day with healthy snack options as well. Everyone is welcome, and if you have a birthday in March you can add your name to our February birthday poster which we will continue to display every year.

To stay up to date on all local senior events, you can tune in every Wednesday morning at 8:35 a.m. for the “Mike in the Morning Show,” found at KGFF on your radio dial at 100.9 FM or 1450 AM.

Take care, and we hope to see you soon at the Recreation Center for Seniors!

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