Posts Tagged ‘cary senior center’

Social Knitting

Whether you are looking for time to finish a project or to start a new one, join us in classroom 303 at the Cary Senior Center for some knitting! Every Tuesday starting January 22nd through May 14th, we will be meeting up to simply knit and make some friends. Share your creative ideas with one another and help turn that lumpy scarf into the perfect gift for your Granddaughter. If needed, help will be provided. Meetings start at 12:30 pm. Can’t make it every Tuesday? That is perfectly fine, we would love to have you whenever you are available!

Location: 120 Maury O’Dell Place

Phone: (919) 469-4081

PC to iPad

Classroom 302 is hosting a series of classes on Apple Computer products at the Cary Senior Center! On January 16th there will be a class at 1:30 pm on how to easily move from a PC to an iPad. You may be worried that one class will not be all that you need, but the instructors are offering the class again on March 6th if you in need of a refresher! This class is free and open to Seniors 50 and up. Learn how to move your critical files, email accounts and how to use the web in this class. Also, we will be showing you Apps you can use to do the same tasks you were doing on your PC. We hope to see you this Wednesday!

Location: 120 Maury O’Dell Place

Phone: (919) 469-4081

Introduction to SeniorNet

This class is a computer training program that will teach you all about the other programs offered to seniors at the Cary Senior Center. Learn about up coming classes and workshops that you might be interested in partaking in. The program will also teach you about the National SeniorNet program, helping you schedule classes that are at the best time for you. Come to classroom 302 on Thursday, January 10th starting at 1:30 pm for this free meeting. Tell your friends to come along too!

Location: 120 Maury O’Dell Place

Phone: (919) 469-4081

Trivia Question

Brookdale Senior Living likes to send out trivia questions with prizes for seniors! This morning the questions asked was:

Be the first to respond to Cyndi with the correct answer and receive a $10 gas card!

In respect to “recovering from the holidays”, we are making this an easy one….

How many Brookdale communities are in the Raleigh/Durham Triangle area??

*Hint:  See below

Contact Cynthia at: CFreed@brookdaleliving.com

Brookdale

Aerobics, Seniors in Motion

This fitness class for seniors is one of the most popular offered through the Cary Senior Center! This complete workout benefits cardiovascular, strength and flexibility! Cover every aspect of fitness while having a great time with friends both old and new! Come out to Herbert C. Young Community Center on Tuesday, January 8th to start classes. Please make sure you call to register! If you have any questions about the class, call the number listed below.

Location: 101 Wilkinson Avenue

Phone: (919) 460-4965

Are you Getting Enough Exercise?

Now that you have reached the Senior Citizen level does not mean that you can now stop going to that zumba class three times a week or cancel your gym membership. All seniors need to maintain a level of functional fitness to carry out daily activities and reduce your risk of major illnesses and disease. A lot of individuals with disabilities have gotten to that point, not due to old age, but because of inactivity. However, you should double check with your doctor as to which exercises  would be best for you. Don’t go to that advanced yoga class because you used to go a few years ago, start out at an easy pace and work yourself up. Also, include stretching whenever you are going to exercise. Even if you are about to take a walk around the neighborhood, make sure you stretch your legs and ankles. Most importantly, stay hydrated. Bring a water bottle with you and make sure you are drinking enough throughout the day so that you don’t get to the point where you grow thirsty and chug half the bottle. Once you reach that point where you could finish off the whole thing, then you have gone too long without drinking water.

Within your workout routine, you should have some form of aerobic and strength training. Aerobic exercise helps your cardiovascular system, reduces blood pressure, raises good cholesterol and reduces the bad. Muscle mass increases with strength training, which helps to prevent bone fractures. Plan to have a half hour of each type in your workout schedule. Listed below are some activities that will help your cardiovascular system, as well as build bone mass; dancing, hiking, biking, jogging and lifting. What benefits are there for  you to work this into your routine once a day? Exercise can reduce signs and symptoms of: obesity, depression, arthritis, back pain, diabetes and osteoporosis. Check out your local senior center to see if there are any classes or gym equipment available for use.