Line Dancing: Join us on Thursday August 8th and 22nd 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 August 7th and 21st at 2:00 p.m. Instructed by Lisa Coppetelli.
Where: Sports Works at ReNovo
Transportation services available through ShelbyGo. Must schedule your ride by calling 317-398-7614
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.
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 and the Shelbyville Horizon Center’s back room at 2:30 p.m. on JuAugust 14th and 28th. 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!
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!
EATING FOR THE SEASON
As the weather changes, so does the variety of fresh produce. Although the time for berries may be over, the time has begun for apples, peppers, and peaches. Including seasonal produce into your diet can have many benefits including cost, taste, nutritional needs, and shopping local. This season has introduced several ways to shop local produce at affordable prices. The farmers market in downtown Shelbyville sets up every Saturday morning from 8am-12pm. They offer a variety of produce available throughout the season with affordable prices as well as accepting SNAP. The Neighborhood Farmers Markets have also started and will continue into October. Those markets take place at the Parks Dept., Builders, 1st Presbyterian Church, Blue Ridge Terrace, and Charles Major Manor. These markets follow a schedule depending on the location and also accept WIC and senior vouchers for produce provided by Harker’s Family Farm and Orchard.
Buying produce in season is also highly cost effective. Cost of produce goes down when it is in season and not needed to be outsourced from out of area due to climate, especially when shopping locally, there are fewer traveling expenses and storage not being required. When you are able to buy produce shortly after being harvested, there is a higher nutritional value. Over time, nutritional value can decrease when stored for longer periods of time or preserved for a longer shelf life. Not to mention, we all know something picked right off the vine taste so much better than store bought! Use these opportunities to shop local while the season is still right and we have access to tasty, fresh fruits and veggies!
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.