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Move Forward in Your Longevity Journey this Spring

National Senior Health & Fitness day is May 29 but we are encouraging holistic health over the whole month!

Consider joyful movement to music, growing your social network, or fortifying your independence, ALL AT ONCE! Try a complimentary group exercise class, or just call it as movement if the word exercise makes you cringe.

No special clothes needed; just comfortable. No special experience; just a willingness to try. No sweat or pounding heart rate but a welcoming instructor who helps you feel comfortable with your own level of activity. Our goal is to turn a “have to” into a “want to.”

Additionally, you can taste healthy cooking recipes and enjoy a beautiful Tai Chi performance by our instructors and students. Soothe your soul with music, meditation and gentle stretching.  Discover helpful information regarding fall prevention, how hearing impacts memory and have a free balance assessment. So much to choose from!

You might pick up extra steps during our day trips. Connect with nature in our garden series, visit Belle Isle, or relax on a river cruise. Tour the Grosse Pointe War Memorial, Fox Theatre, or Stahl's Automotive Museum. Maybe lunch at Sinbad's or O’Connor’s Public House? Many wonderful options. Here is a sampling!

Fitness Assessments Professional fitness assessment with Fitness Coordinators Maggie & Becca. Check your flexibility, balance, and cardio endurance. Evaluate your current level of activity and use these measures to set goals that will improve the quality of your life. Inspire yourself by tracking your progress! Pre-registration and Appointment required. $5/resident only times/dates vary

Hearing Screening Thursday May 9 9AM—11:00PM Get your free hearing screening onsite at the Senior Center. Drop in or call for an appointment. Screenings provided by Hinderliter Hearing Services.
Balance Screening Friday May 24 10AM—1:00PM Get your free balance screening in only 5 minutes. Obtain your current level of balance and how you can improve it. This simple test may prevent future falls. No appointment necessary.

Don’t Let Your Stress Manage You! & Tai Chi Performance Wed May 29 10:15-11:15AM Join JFS for this workshop that focuses on helping people recognize the stress process and learn to interrupt it early in the cycle, before it escalates. Many techniques are discussed, as well as a specific model for understanding the effects of stress on our emotions, brains and bodies. Following the workshop, at 11:30, enjoy a beautiful performance by our Tai Chi instructors and students!

National Garden Meditation Day & Live Cooking Demo Friday May 3 10:30AM-1:00PM Fitness Coordinator Maggie Barclay will share the benefits of meditation and then lead seated breathwork and muscle relaxation techniques in a serene, indoor garden setting. Give yourself the time to just breathe. Following the meditation will be a live healthy cooking demonstration by Mary Spencer. Watch as she makes two healthy meal options. Great for beginner or experienced cooks. It’s sure to delight! (Complimentary for Residents / $3 Non-Res)

Music for Wellness Friday May 31 9:30-11:00AM Start the day with a gentle seated stretch to relaxing music with Fitness Coordinator Maggie. Followed by Singing for Wellness featuring artist Michael Krieger performing songs from the 60s and 70s, come sing and smile along! (Complimentary for Residents/$3 Non-Res) Complimentary

‘Try-It’ Classes May 1—6 *Times Vary Take the opportunity to try a class and find what works for you. A wide variety of land and aqua classes of all levels available, along with some outdoor programs! See page 11 for classes, days, and times.

See the full catalog here.



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