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OUR APPROACH TO HEALTH AND WELLNESS

We believe that being healthy is more than exercising our bodies. It involves keeping all aspects of ourselves healthy by focusing on seven areas of wellness: physical, social, purposeful, emotional, intellectual, spiritual and financial.

Get Healthier

Emotional Wellness

Our case management services can provide you with assistance in getting through challenging times. Our senior centers are a hub of activity that provide a sense of belonging and support.

Financial Wellness

When our finances are out of balance, it creates daily stress. Our staff can help you budget, apply for benefits and choose the right Medicare plan for you.

Intellectual Wellness

Join us at our senior centers for innovative programs that will challenge your mind. Keep your mind active with book clubs, card playing, lectures and trivia.

Physical Wellness

Senior Neighbors offers an array of programs to help you stay active and healthy. You can find dance classes, Tai Chi, walking groups, group exercise classes and many other programs to help you keep moving! We offer these classes at our senior centers, as well as in partnership with communities throughout the area.

Purposeful Wellness

Our extensive volunteer opportunities, advocacy programs and “give back” programs allow you to continue to find purpose as you settle in to the life changes aging brings.

Social Wellness

Our senior centers offer opportunities to meet new people and connect with others who may have common interests.

Spiritual Wellness

Our centers have a variety of programming that can keep your spirit strong.

Ever wondered what a healthy aging class looks like? 
Here is a video from a recent EnhanceFitness class.

  OUR HEALTHY AGING
PROGRAMS:

New Winter 2021 Class Schedule

All classes begin the week of January 18th *unless otherwise noted.

To register for any Virtual Fitness Classes, please contact Julie Lake at (616) 233-0283 or jlake@seniorneighbors.org.

Virtual Fitness Classes:

    • Offered virtually by certified instructors using ZOOM
    • Zoom is available for your use at no cost on a tablet, smart phone, or computer, in the safety and comfort of your home!
    • Focus on strengthening, balance, conditioning, flexibility and having fun!
    • Allow you to regain strength and endurance after this lengthy shelter in place!
    • Are safe and effective for older adults!
    • Suggested donations of $3.00/class are accepted via mail or online at:  http://weblink.donorperfect.com/wellnessdonation

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Zoom Fit   

These 60-minute group exercise classes address endurance, balance, strength and flexibility. People of all abilities can participate either seated or standing! To register please call (616) 233-0283.

Upcoming classes:

          • Tuesday and Thursday at 10:30 with Dani
          • Monday, Thursday and Friday at 11am with Gretchen
          • Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 am  with Amber
          • Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 10:00 with Rosemary
          • Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 9:00* with Julie
            *This session offered through Facebook Live.

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Tai Chi For Arthritis 
This gentle and slow moving exercise class is great for anyone with or without arthritis. It is based in centuries old martial arts movements and is a mindful and meditative way to build balance, strength, and endurance.

Intro to Tai Chi: 

          •  Monday and Thursday at 9:30am with Gretchen
          • Tuesday and Thursday 1:00pm with Matt
          • Tuesday and Thursday 6:00pm with Sara

Tai Chi Classes for Beginners: 

          • Monday and Wednesday at 1:30pm with Gretchen

Tai Chi classes for Intermediate:

          • Tuesday and Thursday at 1:30pm with Gretchen
          • Tuesday and Thursday at 4:15pm with Sara

Tai Chi for Advanced

          • Monday and Wednesday at 12:00pm with Gretchen
          • Tuesday and Thursday at 1:00pm with Sara

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Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program

Joint friendly stretching and strengthening exercises suitable for anyone with arthritis, and is effective for those without arthritis also! This program also includes a little cardio to get your heart rate up!

          • Mondays at 10:00am & Wednesdays at 11:00am with Dani
          • Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10:00am with Darcy

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Newly Added Classes for Fall/ Winter 2020-2021! 

Gentle Yoga

Uses breathing techniques, balance poses, and gentle stretches to improve strength, mobility, and health. We practice in and around a chair with an option to spend the last 10 minutes on floor work.

          • Monday  at 11:00 am with Dani
          • Wednesday at 1:00pm with Dani
          • Friday at 10:00 am with Dani

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Balance, Core & More!

This class takes you through a variety of exercises designed for people that would like to increase balance, muscular strength, and range of movement, helping with activities of daily living. Exercises may use hand- held weights. Elastic tubing with handles and a small ball or pillow for resistance are encouraged but optional. Household items can be used!

          • Wednesdays at 1:00 with Rosemary

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Strong and Steady

A safe and effective combination of strength and balance exercises, from our Yoga, Fitness, and Arthritis Foundation classes.

          • Tuesday at 9:30 am with Dani

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To Learn More or if you have questions, just let Julie know: (616) 233-0283, jlake@seniorneighbors.org