New programs offered at local senior centerWORTHINGTON — Members of the Senior Advisory Committee are working toward their goal of expanded programming at The Center, and that includes the addition of new classes and guest speakers.
WORTHINGTON — Members of the Senior Advisory Committee are working toward their goal of expanded programming at The Center, and that includes the addition of new classes and guest speakers.
Chair yoga, taught 11 a.m. Mondays at the Center for a nominal fee, has been a popular addition.
“We had 10 people the first week we had yoga, and this week we had 11, so it’s already grown,” said Center Coordinator Alice Hoffman with a laugh. “It’s really fun.” The six-week program may last longer if it’s well-attended, she added, and walk-ins are welcome.
Also in the works are an art class and small computer basics class set for this summer.
Committee members discussed efforts to amp attendance in the senior dining program.
Hoffman is also securing guest speakers on a variety of topics relevant to seniors: depression, Parkinson’s disease and diabetes, for example.
“I’d like to get a series of three speakers right away (in) May, June, July,” she said. “Just to get something started.”
She has been asking senior visitors to The Center what kinds of programming they are interested in.
“Some of the guys said they would enjoy a bus trip to (see) the Twins,” she reported. “We’re just working out the details of some of these things, but it’s exciting news.”
The committee is also seeking funding, and is awaiting response on a grant application submitted to the Worthington Regional Healthcare Foundation.