|60+ Activity Center
20 SE 2nd, Newport, OR 97365
|Peggy O'Callaghan, Coordinator||541.574.5459|
|Meals on Wheels||541.574.0669|
Friends of the 60+ Center
Newport Senior Citizens Association
Ways to Help
Welcome to the 60+ Activity Center!
Come in and visit with the instructors and learn more about balance assessments and Tai Chi! Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance warm-up classes are being offered on Saturdays, November 12, and December 10, 2016, from 11:30 - 3:00 pm at the Newport 60+ Activity Center. The full program will be offered beginning in early 2017. Research has shown that people who complete the program are half as likely to fall and are less fearful about falling. Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance helps older adults improve their balance and reduce the likelihood of falling.
Monday classes have a new time starting on November 21, 2016. Class time will be 12:00-1:00PM.
Do you like card games? Want to make new friends? Need mental stimulation? Learn new tricks!
Courses for beginning bridge players begin Tuesday, January 17, 2017, 2:00-4:00 p.m., with continuation/ refresher courses for players who want to improve their skills beginning on January 31st. Classes will meet in the multi-purpose room of the Newport 60+ Activity Center. Instructors are experienced bridge players.
Please call Mike Rickus at 541-574-1938 to reserve a spot.
Beginning in January 2017, the “Movement for Improvement” class will move to Fridays, 1:45-2:45 p.m., in the Health & Wellness Studio, with the first class meeting on January 6th..
Movement for Improvement combines yoga, tai-chi and chair dance to improve flexibility, strength, balance and overall coordination. The class is led by Jenica Herndon, a certified Tai Chi instructor.
The class has been noted to provide improvement for those with Parkinson’s. With Parkinson’s there is a reduction in the production of dopamine in the brain which means impulses don’t travel as they should, often affecting gait, balance and flexibility. Through movement and dance, dopamine production may be increased which could help to slow down the progress of Parkinson’s.
This class can benefit anyone, not only those with Parkinson’s Disease.
Janet Engle will lead this easy cooking class. Taste the delights from her healthy creations and take home the recipes!
Sign up early; class size is limited.