~ Important Announcements~
From the desk of Tammy Roehrs, Division on Aging Director: Do you have concerns about falling?
Many older adults experience concerns about falling and restrict their activities. A Matter of Balance, is an award-winning program designed to manage falls and increase activity levels. We are currently taking names of interested seniors for a class in mid August, 2013. Class will be 4 weeks, two times per week. Specific dates and location have not been confirmed at this time. Call Eric at 895-4100 with your name and phone number for details when they become available. This program is free and a wonderful opportunity to learn about the risk of falls, set goals to increase activities, and exercise to increase strength and balance. (Program is supported, in part, by the U.S. Administration on Aging, the Michigan Office of Services to the Aging, and Region VII Area Agency on Aging).
Senior Olympic Games 2013 ~ Mind, Body & Spirit 26 Years Strong. Starting May 29 and running to Friday, June 14, 2013, two and one half weeks of fun, fellowship, along with physical and mental activities. The games offer an opportunity to get involved in a large variety of events such as, Bid Euchre, Shuffleboard, Cycling, Pinochle, Walking/Running Challenge, Euchre, Cribbage, Fishing, Cornhole Toss, Horseshoes, Golf, Bowling, Tennis, Smear, Putt Putt Golf, and to conclude with an awards ceremony and banquet. Check us out. For more information call 895-4100.
Osteoporsis Strength Exercise Class - is offered in the Fall, Winter and Spring of each year. This class concentrates on the bones and muscles that deteriorate due to age, disease and lack of use. An award winning class for ages 60 and over with or without limitations. Our instructor is from the In Patient Rehabilitation Unit at McLaren's West Campus. She brings an enormous amout of knowledge and humor to the class. Classes are held twice a week on Monday and Wednesday for 6 weeks. Call Division on Aging main office at 895-4100 to be put on the wait list for Fall, 2013.
Announcement of Grant Awarded from the Banfield Charitable Fund: see announcement letter