Senior Programs for This Quarter

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DAYTIME YOGA CLASSES

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Thursday's,Sept  23-Nov 1810am-11amEssig Rec Center$55

Let your journey in yoga start today and learn how to relax your mind and relieve stress. Gentle and thorough yoga poses that strengthens your muscles, increases your flexibility, improves your balance, circulation and lung function. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. 

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CHAIR YOGA CLASSES

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Thursday’s, Sept. 23rd-Nov. 18th10am-11amEssig Rec Center$55

These classes will offer the benefits of our other yoga classes but use a chair as a prop for support, balance, or advancing the pose as appropriate for each student. Weekly classes will incorporate an exploration of alignment, strength, balance, flexibility, breath, and relaxation. No Yoga experience needed. Wear comfortable clothes and get ready to relax.

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ADVANCED MEDICAL PLANNING TIPS

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Thurs. Nov. 4th10am-11:30amEssig Rec CenterFree

Even if you are not sick now, future medical planning is important to think about so you can receive the medical care you want. Join us for this overview of advanced medical planning from Betty Robertson with Carilion Clinic. Call us at 540-483-9238 or sign up at the front desk so that we can reserve a seat for you. 

BONE HEALTH BASICS

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Thurs. Oct. 7th10am-11:00amEssig Rec CenterFree

Nearly half of American’s over the age of 50 have weak bones. Come and learn from Betty Robertson, from Carilion Clinic, about things you can do to prevent bone loss and even build new bone mass. Call us at 540-483-9238 or sign up at the front desk so that we can reserve a seat for you

CRANBERRY JELLY CANNING CLASS

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Thurs. Oct. 7th10am-11:00amEssig Rec CenterFree

Sitting next to the turkey and mashed potatoes, the cranberry jelly shines and wobbles ever so slightly with each pass of the gravy, the stuffing and the other sides across the table. Come learn how to can your very own cranberry jelly. 

Deadline to Register: Monday, November 29, 2021 

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HOLIDAY GAMES

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Thurs. Dec. 2nd10am-11:00amEssig Rec CenterFree

Join us for some holiday games and trivia. Call us at 540-483-9238 or sign up at the front desk so that we can reserve a seat for you 

LIFE AFTER COVID-19

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Thurs. Oct.28th10am-11:00amEssig Rec CenterFree

Join us for an informal discussion about what we learned about ourselves from the pandemic. Call us at 540-483-9238 or sign up at the front desk so that we can reserve a seat for you.


MATTER OF BALANCE CLASSES

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Wednesday’s, Sept. 29th-Nov. 17th10:30am-12:30pmEssig Rec Center
Free

In these classes you will learn how to view falls and face the fear of falling. Along with increased activity comes better balance and stamina. We will |also learn how to make simple changes to your environment that can reduce fall factors. 

Deadline to Register: Monday, September 27, 2021 

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MINI CHAIR YOGA CLASSES

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Thurs. Dec. 2nd-16th10am-11amWaid Park Large Shelter$30

Continue your journey in practicing yoga with this short 3 week course. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Deadline to Register: Monday, November 29, 2021 

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MINI YOGA CLASSES

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Thurs. Dec. 2nd-16th1pm-2pmEssig Center$30

Continue your journey in practicing yoga with this short 3 week course. Bring a yoga mat and wear comfortable clothing. Deadline to Register: Monday, November 29, 2021 

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PICKLEBALL

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Sept.-Dec.
Mon, Weds, Fri
10:30am-2:30pmEssig CenterFree

Come to the Essig Recreation Center and try the fasted growing sport around. All levels are welcome and bring a friend to introduce to this fun sport. Balls and paddles are provided

PICKLEBALL SKILLS & DRILLS CLINICS

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Sept. 2nd
Oct. 7th
Nov. 4th
Dec.2nd

10am-12:30pmEssig Center$25 per player

These clinics will be held at the Essig Recreation Center and each month we will use the Pickleball machine and work on different aspects of the game. Fundamentals of dinking, 3rd shot drop, blocking and many more will be covered. The last 30 minutes will be free play. Deadline to Register: One Week Prior to Clinic 

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PICKLEBALL LADDER LEAGUE

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Tues, Sept. 21st-2610:30amEssig Center$25 per player

The format of this league is designed so that players play with others of similar skill levels. Your court assignments will be based upon your scoring percentage throughout the league. The results of six weeks of play will be used for final rankings. Awards will be presented to the top four players. Deadline to Register: Tuesday, September 14, 2021 

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TAI CHI FOR BEGINNERS

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Weds, Sept. 29th- Dec.15th11:30am-12:30pmEssig Center$60

These low impact martial art classes are beneficial as the focus is on circulation, breathing and stretching techniques. Deadline to Register: Monday, September 27, 2021

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TAI CHI FOR ADVANCED

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Thurs, Sept. 29th- Dec.15th12:30pm-1:30pmEssig CenterFREE

These advanced martial art classes are for those who have taken the Tai Chi of Beginners classes and want to progress through learning more advanced Tai Chi 

Deadline to Register: Monday, September 27, 2021

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THANKSGIVING SOCIAL BINGO

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THURSDAY Nov.18th11am-1pmEssig CenterFREE

Come take a chance at 12 games of Bingo  to win some incredible prizes.  Bring a dauber and some good luck.



WATERCOLOR EXPRESSIONS

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Tues, Oct. 5th-26th
Tues, Nov. 9th-30th
Tues, Dec.7th-28th
10:30am-12:30pmEssig Center$45 per session

Come learn and experience a loose and free approach course is which the tools needed are provided to begin your artistic journey into self expression and the beauty and joy of watercolor painting. Classes includes demonstration, individual assistance and discussion. Brushes, palettes and water jars are available for use. Paper and paints can be purchased in class, if needed. Deadline to Register: One Week Prior to Session

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WINTER SOCIAL

Social information: Thursday, December 16, 2021 11am-1pm at the Essig Rec. Center.  Come celebrate the magic of the holidays with Karen & MarkTempleton as they sing us some holiday favorites.  Call to register at 540-483-9238 and for more information.


SENIOR GIVING TREE

Would you like to help an elder in need this holiday season?  Last year we were able to give over 175 bags to those in need here in Franklin County.  If so, come by the Essig Recreation Center and pick up a “star” to see what they need.  Stars may be picked up beginning the week of November   15th from 8:30am-5pm at the Office of Aging located here at the Essig Recreation Center. We kindly request unwrapped items to be returned no later than Wednesday, December 15, 2021.