Upcoming Events

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Blood Pressure Screening

TUESDAYS, 11 AM - 12 PM, EVERY OTHER WEEK, JULY 12 & 26
An trained EMT will be at the Senior Center every other Tuesday to do blood pressure checks.     



Exercise and Balance Programs

Ballroom Basics for Balance (BB4B)

Don’t let the name fool you! We also do line dances, salsa, tango, tap, meringue, rumba, Chicago Steppin’ and more. This class is for you if you want to get better at walking or moving around on various surfaces and in various environments, both inside and outside. A completed Registration Form and payment in advance is REQUIRED to attend, and to have a spot held for you. Please send a check to Madison Senior Center, 330 West Mifflin St, Madison, WI 53703. Credit card payment can be done over the phone or in person. Cash payment can be made in person. If you need a scholarship email Laura at lhunt@cityofmadison.com. Check the Messenger  or the BB4B website for the current dates and times. This program is offered both in person and virtually. Please Register


Ballroom Basics for Balance – Next Steps”

BB4B ‘Next Steps’ is a class for those who have taken BB4B in the past and/or are independent in moving around. We’ll challenge you even more, and have even more fun working on our balance with dance! We will still focus on your goals of getting better at walking or moving around on various surfaces and in various environments, both inside and outside. A completed registration form and payment in advance is REQUIRED to attend, and to have a spot held for you. Check the Messenger or the BB4B website for the session dates and times. Please register

BB4B at Main Library

 


Chicago Steppin' & Line Dancing

Saturdays: July 9, 23, 30 - 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

The Madison Smooth Steppers present Chicago Style Stepping & Line Dancing Classes. Do you want to learn how to step and line dance for balance, memory, and fall prevention, all while having fun? Instructor, Judy Young, teaches all over the City and would love for you to join her. Masks are encouraged. A $5 donation is suggested if you are able.


Fit For Life Cardio Dancing for 55+

Fridays 1:00 - 1:45 pm

Start out the weekend with an energizing cardio class that will get the blood pumping. This class is for you if you can move around freely without assistance, and would enjoy a class that recreates the dance moves to songs you love at an easily modified intensity to fit your comfort range. The class introduces easy-to-follow choreography that focuses on balance, range of motion and coordination. Come ready to sweat, and prepare to leave empowered and feeling strong. Develop and improve cardiovascular health, muscle conditioning, flexibility and balance! Register once and then come whenever you can. 


Gentle YogaYAFA Logo

Thursdays, 10:00 – 11:00 am
Do you want to improve your balance, range of motion and flexibility? Do you want to strengthen your bones and muscles, quiet your mind? Then GENTLE YOGA is for YOU! All abilities and levels welcome. We will do a combination of seated and standing positions, and will always suggest modifications if a pose isn’t working for you. Effective April 14, this will be a drop-in class. Occasional days off will occur, but will be announced in class at least two weeks in advance.  Yoga Accessible for All (YAFA) provides all instruction, and teachers usually work in teams to best serve the participants who need modifications. Please register.

 

Gentle Exercise - HASfit

Exercise together by watching the HASfit exercise program on YouTube using our TV. The Senior Exercise segments focus on strength, flexibility and balance. Small hand weights are available if you wish to make it more challenging. Everyone welcome!


Line Dancing 

Wednesdays, 1:00 - 2:15 pm

This is a beginner Basic Line Dance Step Class, but don’t let the word beginner fool you. This class will be equivalent to an invigorating walk. You will learn new dance steps, and get a workout in. Line dancing is great for balance, mental health and exercise. Join usfor an hour of dancing, laughing and fun. Please register.

Maintaining strong cognitive and physical function is essential to healthy aging.