Posts Tagged ‘cary senior center’

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.

Senior Citizen: For Beginners

Welcome! You have become a senior citizen! You may be at the 55 level where you start looking at retirement in a few years and discounts or the 60 level where retirement is right at your doorstep. No matter what step of the process you are in, we welcome you. Here I have some tips to help you along the path of being a senior citizen.

First of all, this is a time for celebration! You have come a long way and still have a full life in front of you. Plan a trip with friends or your significant other, have a night out to dinner or to a show. You may not feel like this is something to celebrate, but we feel that it is and you should see it this way as well.

Second, make sure you plan some doctor’s appointments. Yes, this one doesn’t sound as exciting, but it is best to do a couple checkups and see about maintaining your health through a healthy diet and exercise. While you’re out at those checkups, make an appointment with your social security office. Talk about where you are and when you are planning to retire. You’ll need to find out when to file for benefits and how to go about receiving Medicare coverage.

Finally, sign yourself up for some sort of fitness class. Now that you have talked to the doctor you can plan what kind of work out is best for you. The best part is, you might not have to go to the gym to do so! Check out your local Senior Center and see if they have some equipment or classes you can look into. While you’re there, look at some of the social events and trips they have planned out. Make some new friends and make a plan to go out and do something at least once a month. There are a whole bunch of opportunities open for you, all you need to do is seek them out!