The importance of exercisePublished 4:42pm Saturday, June 23, 2012
We are sweating a lot of things these days, but in at least one case, this is a good thing. The physical and mental benefits of vigorous exercise have become increasingly clear in recent years. So has the linkage with fitness and diet. While good health habits alone cannot stave off the effects of aging, those who do practice good health habits give themselves an edge in old age. Baby Boomers enjoy experiences, rather than just activities. They are also known to go to great lengths to resist the realities of aging.
If seniors are otherwise healthy into their 70s and even 80s, there is no physical reason they can’t engage in strenuous physical activities. Social attitudes about the physical capabilities of older bodies are slowly changing, but remain an impediment to healthy aging for many seniors.
No matter what your age it is important to exercise. The earlier you incorporate it into a regular routine the better off you will be. Here at the Senior Center we have many exercise programs to meet your needs. We offer discounts for the classes if you are a senior center member but you don’t have to be a member to attend. There are also free exercise programs three days of the week. We are making it easy and fun for you to get your workouts in. Now all you have to do is come down and check it out.
Mark your calendars for July 2, the senior center is doing a fundraiser at the Pizza Ranch. Join us at the Pizza Ranch for evening meal and the Senior Center gets the tips and a percentage of the evenings income. The Board, Staff and Members will be waiting on your tables that evening.
Monday: Blood pressure, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Exercise with Evie, 1 p.m.; Zumba, 5:30 p.m.; Zumba, 7 p.m.
Tuesday: Silver Sneakers, 8:30 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge) 12:30 p.m.; Zumba, 3 p.m.; Zumba Gold, 4 p.m.; Silver Sneakers, 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Cribbage) 12:30 p.m.; Stitching Bees, 1 p.m.; open chess, 1 p.m.; Zumba, 5:30 p.m.; Zumba, 7 p.m.
Thursday: Silver Sneakers, 8:30 a.m.; virtual dementia tour, 9 a.m.; Exercise with Evie, 9 a.m.; cards (Pinochle, Duplicate Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Bingo, 1 p.m.; open chess, 1 p.m.; Zumba, 3 p.m.; Zumba, 3 p.m.; Zumba Gold, 4 p.m.; Silver Sneakers, 4:30 p.m.
Friday: Tai Chi, 9:30 a.m.; cards (Bridge), 12:30 p.m.; Zumba, 5:30 p.m.; Zumba, 7 p.m.
Weekly Card Results
June 11, four tables
1st Pat Swenson, 2nd Russ Vaale, 3rd Jaynard Johnson, 4th Quentin Fiala, 5th Mable Vaale, 6th Shirley Knowlton Pinochle
1st Dave Solomonson
1st Dale Peters
Tuesday Duplicate Bridge
June 12, four tables
1st Ray Schmidt, 1st Gail Schmidt; 2nd Jim Fisher, 2nd Bud Higgins; 3rd Millie Seiver, 3rd Lorraine Lippert, 3rd Dave Ring, 3rd Loren Cleland; 4th Marge Blaser, 4th Joyce Crowe
June 12, five tables
1st Willard Ballantyne, 2nd Wayne Chilson 3rd Dave Solomonson 4th Barb Dickman
June 15, three tables
1st Dave Ring, 2nd Mable Vaale, 3rd Quentin Fiala, 4th Russs Vaale, 5th Harriet Oldenburg
June 13, 3.5 tables
1st Val La Vallie, 2nd Dorothy Schloo, 3rd Dale Peters, 4th Loretta Nelson
June 15, four tables
1st Helen Broitzman, 2nd Beulah Luthe, 3rd Barb Dickman, 4th Eddie Hall
Semcac Daily Meals
Monday: Ham Balls. Alt: Burger
Tuesday: Fruity chicken salad
Wednesday: Baked chicken Thursday: Beef tettrazzini
Friday: Salmon loaf