As we come into August, we approach days dedicated to celebrating seniors and our community. August 21st marks National Senior Citizen’s Day, a day dedicated to the appreciation and support of all seniors. To finish the week, August 24th will be our celebration for Shelbyville Senior Service’s 40th Anniversary.
The Senior Center is dedicated to supporting our seniors any way we can, providing activities, lunches, celebrations and supportive services. Throughout our 40 years, we have had and continue to provide many healthy programs for those who visit the Horizon Center and now at our satellites in Fairland, Waldron and Morristown. Each center offers a healthy lunch at a low cost for any seniors that would like to join. Other health-friendly options include free exercise programs every week, Walk with Ease and Geri-Fit. What better way to encourage and support our seniors than improving health and activity? These programs are suitable for anyone wanting to participate and provide easy access to the health benefits of a regular exercise routine.
Along with our free programs, we offer specialty programs such as yoga, bowling, tai chi, and T.O.P.S. for those looking for a more specific wellness program to join. Our anniversary celebration will offer a chance to take a look at all of the health and wellness programs at the Horizon Center as well as demonstrations from our Rock Steady Boxers, giving a better look into what these programs can do for you or your fellow seniors.
Shelby Senior Services offers a variety of opportunities to support active lifestyles for building strength.
Parkinson’s Exercise and Support Group: This is a FREE event that meets at SportWorks at the Renovo Clinic on Wednesday August 8th and Wednesday August 22nd from 11:00-11:30 a.m. led by Lakin Covey.
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.
Active Lifestyle Enhance Safety, Socialization
Senior Services offers a variety of opportunities to support active lifestyles for building strength. Fitness programs include:
Geri-Fit has changed it’s time!
Classes will now take place Tuesday afternoons at 1:00pm. Join us for healthy snacks and exercises May 1st. If you attend four classes within May 1st to June 26th, your name will be put into a raffle for a prize! Join us for some strength training, fall prevention, and muscle building. 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 prevents falls and reduces arthritic conditions. Please bring your water bottle and two 2 lb. weights. Please contact Liz Oeffinger if you are interested in the class or have questions.
Chair yoga Mondays at 12:30-1:00 p.m. Cost is $5; regular yoga Mondays at 1:00p.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 a.m.
Every Friday, 12:30 p.m. for anyone 60 years of age and older at Blue River Bowl, 1601 S. Miller St. Either $2 per game or colored pin bowling at three games for $7.50.
Walk with Ease:
Wednesday at 1:00 pm and Friday 11:00 am. We meet at Sunset Park, if it rains we will go to Shelbyville Parks Department to walk inside.
Line dancing two times per month, the 2nd and 4th Thursday.
Rock Steady Boxing:
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 Tuesdays 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 9:30 a.m. (call for Saturday availability) at the Briley Family Center located at 762 Fair Avenue, Shelbyville.