It’s finally fall and the pumpkins are plentiful. Not only are they outside of every house in town but they are also on menus everywhere. Try out your hand at a healthy pumpkin spice recipe that could be great any time of day!
Pumpkin Spice Smoothie
199 Per Serving
11g Per Serving
6g Per Serving
Cost Per Serving
1/2 cup canned pumpkin (not pie filling)
1/3 cup fat-free, plain yogurt
1/3 cup skim milk
2 Tbsp. rolled oats
2 tsp. honey
1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
3-4 ice cubes
Into a blender, add pumpkin, yogurt, milk, oats, honey, pumpkin pie spice, and ice cubes. Blend until smooth and frothy, about 1 minute. Pour into a glass and serve.
Cooking Tip: Keeping the can of pumpkin in the fridge before using isn’t necessary, but helps make a colder smoothie.
Keep it Healthy: Make sure to buy 100% pure pumpkin and not pumpkin pie filling or mix, which looks similar but can have added sugar.
Tip: Plain nonfat Greek yogurt, which has more of a tangy taste as well as more protein, can be substituted for the light plain yogurt.
Line Dancing: Join us on Thursday Nov. 14th from 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m. here at Shelby Senior Services. No cost.
Parkinson’s Exercise and Support Group: This is a FREE event that meets at SportWorks at the Renovo Clinic on Wednesday Nov. 6th and 20th at 2:00 p.m. Instructed by Lisa Coppetelli.
Attention: Punch back against Parkinson’s! Rock Steady Boxing Shelby County is a non-contact exercise program designed for those with Parkinson’s. Each class helps to improve physical and mental health through boxing, exercises, and friendship. Stop by a class to see what it is all about!
If you have Parkinson’s and are interested in becoming a boxer with ROCK STEADY BOXING, please contact Liz Oeffinger at 317-398-0127 for more information. Classes meet every Tuesday at 3:00 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.; Thursdays at 3:00 p.m. and 4:15 p.m.; as well as Saturday at 9:00 a.m. (call for Saturday availability) at the Briley Family Center located at 643 Fair Avenue, Shelbyville.
Geri-Fit: Classes take place Tuesday afternoons at 1:00 p.m. There’s no cost for this program, only healthy benefits and rewards! This is a chair exercise, strength training, and muscle building and maintaining class for seniors. This class helps prevent falls and reduces arthritic conditions. Please bring your water bottle and 2 lb. weights. Contact Liz Oeffinger if you are interested in joining the class or have any questions.
Yoga: Chair yoga Mondays at 12:30-1:00 p.m. Cost is $5; regular yoga Mondays at 1:00 p.m. Cost is $5. Class is led by certified instructor Jerrillee Lucas. Classes are helpful for balance, flexibility, and strength. Anyone is welcome to attend!
T’ai Chi Alumni: Thursdays at 11:00-11:30 a.m. No cost or reservation needed!
Walk with Ease: Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday at 1:00 p.m. We will meet at the Parks Department Paul Cross Gym. When weather permits, we will be meeting at Blue River Memorial Park. Contact Liz at Shelby Senior Services to check location or with questions (317)398-0127. Bring a water bottle and your walking shoes!
T.O.P.S. – Taking Off Pounds Sensibly – Meets Tuesdays from 10-11 a.m. Have you thought about joining a weight loss program? Make 2019 your year towards a healthier lifestyle! Membership is $32 for the year and $5 per month. You first meeting is FREE!!! Come check it out and learn about healthy eating and exercise. This is a great group of people who are tons of fun. This is a chance to meet others who are on their weight loss journey!
Bowling: Fridays 12:30 p.m. at Blue River Bowl. Cost is $2 a game and $2.50 for shoe rental. Anyone is welcome!
Chair volleyball Join us on Monday Nov. 11th and 25th at 10:00 a.m. in the back room for volleyball. This is a free event open to everyone! All you need to bring is yourself and a little bit of competition! Contact Liz with any questions at 317-398-0127.
Interested in joining a Zumba Gold class? We need at least three people per class and scheduling is flexible. Contact Liz Oeffinger at 317-398-0127 and request a class in the near future!
Can You Help Us?
The agency offers blood pressure and blood sugar checks to seniors every Friday morning 8:30-9:30 a.m. Can you help administer those for us? Call 317-398-0127.