"Being active and engaged are key elements to physical and emotional well being for everyone, but as you enter retirement years, it is essential to have those connections. The Meridian Senior Center (with over 500 members) is a great place to join with other older adults of all ages to remain active and healthy."
Thank you for another great year!
Take a look at our Exercise/Wellness selection for 2019!
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program 7 week session (14 classes) January 7 – February 27 No class January 21 and February 18 10:30 am – 11:30 am Cost: $ 98 members / $140 nonmembers / $12 drop in The Arthritis Foundation’s seven week exercise program can have a huge and positive impact on individuals with arthritis. This program can be viewed as an “eye opener to see how simple activity can change the ability of participants.” The exercise program is designed with movements that help increase joint flexibility, range of motion, and muscle strength. Benefits from this exercise program include increased functional ability and self-care as well as decreased pain and depression. The program developed and approved by The National Arthritis Foundation can help individuals with arthritis, related rheumatic diseases or musculo-skeletal conditions, and those that want to incorporate excellent physical movement to enjoy a more active lifestyle while improving health in a welcoming, supportive, fun environment
Balance & Core Strengthening Class 6 week session Mondays 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm January 7 – February 25 No class January 21 and February 18 Cost: $48 members / $60 nonmembers / $12 drop in 1 -2 pm Cost: $80 members $96 nonmembers, $15 drop in fee Taught by: Heather Vaughn –Southerland Building a strong core comes with many key benefits: Most daily activities require core muscles and building a strong core, with muscle that work together , effectively means a day untroubled with balance, back pain, standing up or sitting down. Often exercising the core is thought of as an abdominal workout, with a flat stomach as the goal. Abs certainly play a part in it, but the core matters for everyone. Benefits of core exercise include the following: --> Improves balance --> Improves back pain --> Improves posture
Therapeutic Yoga with Lisa Tuesday Class Taught by Lisa Theriac 8 week session January 8 – February 26 No class on January 1 10 – 11 am Cost: $80 members /$96 nonmembers /$12 drop in Thursday Class 7 sessions 8 week session January 10 – February 28 No class on January 3 Cost: $80 members /$96 nonmembers /$12 drop in Member discount: sign up for both sessions and save 20% ($24) This safe and slower-moving class is designed for seniors and seniors with physical challenges. We work gently to increase range of motion in shoulders, back, hips and legs to develop better balance, core awareness, flexibility and breath awareness. Learn to protect and strengthen the joints of the body to experience renewed movement with ease and joy. Chairs will be also be used in many or all poses as will other props. Standing and seated yoga poses specially adapted for all levels will be taught. Continued attendance to yoga classes is strongly recommended to gain all the benefits yoga can offer.
Tai Chi 6 week session Taught by Robert Teachout January 8 – February 26 NO Class January 1 or February 5 12:30 – 1:30 pm Cost: $70 members / $84 nonmembers / $12 drop in Instructor: Robert Teachout has been teaching classes in the Lansing area and workshops through Michigan since 2002. His tai chi practice began in 1981. Most of us have heard tai chi is good for us. Multiple studies over several decades document its many health benefits including improved joint mobility, balance and coordination, circulation, respiration, strengthened immune system, and a significantly improvement in how we meet the stressors of our daily lives. And, of course, all of the conditions that are affected by those systems are improved. Tai chi’s health benefits derive from addressing those very systems that wear and break down as we age. It does so in a gentle and progressive manner that is accessible to all ages.
Meditation Second Thursday of each month January 10 February 14 Lead by: Surendra Mahanti Class limited to 10 Please be sure to sign up to save your space. The Meridian Senior Center Located in the East Wing of the Chippewa Middle School 4000 N. Okemos Rd (517)706-5045
Injury Clinic First Tuesday of each month by appointment only First Wednesday of each month January 9 February 6 By appointment only from 1 pm - 2 pm Cost: Free Peak Performance Physical Therapy is a physical therapy clinic specializing in hands-on manual physical therapy to treat a wide variety of chronic and acute pain. We will be on-site at the Meridian Senior Center for Free Injury Screenings/Assessments to help you to Reach Your Peak and regain function and activity in your everyday life. Come in to have any ache or pain, whether it is your back, shoulder, knee, wrist, ankle or any other pain assessed. Our goal is to assist you in regaining pain-free movement and get you back to doing the activities you enjoy.
The Meridian Senior Center is no longer an AARP Tax Preparation Site. Please call information resource center, 2-1-1 (It sounds funny, but yes, 2-1-1 is the whole phone number!) and ask for an AARP Tax Preparation site near you. Thank you, and we apologize for this inconvenience. It's time to renew memberships! You can renew by stopping by the Senior Center. Memberships are due January 7th. Membership year runs January 1 - December 31.
The Meridian Senior Center is seeking someone to lead the following classes:
Foreign Language instructor
Men’s group leader
Ted Talk facilitator
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