CH Senior Center News
The Cleveland Heights Senior Activity Center (SAC) is offering new classes to keep you feeling healthy and fit. Enrolling in any of them can have a multitude of benefits, and you can try each of them one time for free. It’s a chance to meet new people and enhance your quality of life.
Pilates Primer is offered Wednesdays at 10 a.m. with instructor M. Valentin. This basic Pilates class includes modifications made especially for seniors. Pilates has been shown to increase strength and flexibility in both the core and the legs, which can positively affect balance and prevent falls.
Zumba Gold classes meet Tuesdays at 11 a.m. with instructor Anita Bartel. Zumba Gold, geared specifically toward seniors, is fun and is credited with increasing muscular strength and endurance, and improving cardiovascular function, range of motion and posture. Zumba can also reduce depression, stress and anxiety.
Tai Chi 2.0 is scheduled on Tuesdays at 12:15 p.m. Jeannie Koran’s focused Tai Chi instruction is designed to take your practice to a new level by going more deeply into the various moving forms (some previous Tai Chi training is recommended). Studies have shown that regularly practicing Tai Chi benefits seniors by improving symptoms of arthritis and Parkinson's disease, effectively reducing stress, providing pain relief and enhancing feelings of well-being. Tai Chi improves flexibility and balance, and has been credited with lowering blood pressure.
The Cleveland Heights SAC, located in the CH Community Center at 1 Monticello Blvd., offers a variety of programming for those 60 and older. A complete schedule of programs is published in the community center’s newsletter, and is available online at www.chparks.com.
SAC membership is $5 for Cleveland Heights residents. To sign up, bring a recent piece of mail (such as a bill) and a photo ID.
University Heights residents who would like to join SAC must first register with Patrick Grogan-Myers, University Heights community development coordinator, at 216-932-7800, ext. 203, or firstname.lastname@example.org. Membership is $10 for University Heights seniors.
Amy Jenkins is supervisor at the Cleveland Heights Office on Aging and the Senior Activity Center. She can be reached at 216-691-7379 or email@example.com.