The following is a list of weekly programs and special events at the senior center for the month of September. These are drop-in sessions, but a call to sign up is suggested.
QI GONG/TAI CHI. Wednesdays at 12:30 p.m. with Bill Mazzeo. Qigong can be described as a mind-body-spirit practice that improves one’s mental and physical health by integrating posture, movement, breathing technique, self-massage, sound, and focused intent. Tai chi is a low-impact exercise ideal for seniors. Over time, the gentle movements of regular tai chi practice can improve your strength, flexibility, and range of motion.
STRENGTH AND FLOW. Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. with Kerry Donnelly. Strength, Balance, and Flow integrates breath, mindful movement, yoga, with the use of small hand weights, resistance bands, and balls to improve balance and increase strength and flexibility. This class complements other modalities, such as yoga, Pilates, walking, and more. Some of the benefits include: strengthen and tone the major muscle groups; improve overall flexibility; and link breath to movement. Working out with others provides inspiration and connection. ZUMBA TONING WITH MOROCCAN STICKS. Thursday at 2:30 p.m. with Justine Hobin
We will be using light-weight toning Moroccan sticks, enhancing sense of rhythm and coordination while toning arms, core, and lower back. We will focus on strengthening muscle groups and reducing the loss of muscle mass. Its purpose is to sculpt and tone while adding muscle resistance. Improves cardiovascular health.
MAH JONG. Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m. with Barbara Lawlor. Tile-based game that was developed in the 19th century in China and has spread throughout the world. Beginners and experienced players welcome.
CARD CLUB. Tuesdays at 1 p.m. Whist, poker, and bridge groups. Meet to play your favorite card game. Meet someone new or bring a friend.
MOVIE MATINEES. Second and fourth Wednesdays begins at 2 p.m.
Sept. 8: “Nomadland” – A woman in her 60s, after losing everything in the Great Recession, embarks on a journey through the American West, living as a van-dwelling, modern-day nomad.
iPAD CLASS. Wednesdays from 10-11 a.m. Sept. 15, 22, 29, Oct 6. Introduction to iPad; four-week session at $35. This class will teach you how to navigate around your iPad. It will start with the basics and progress into learning about apps, email, Facetime, and more. Join Good Geeks, learn some tips, so you can relax with your iPad, connect with friends and family, and impress your kids and grandkids. Contact the center to request a survey. We will customize this class to cover what you want.
SUCCESSFUL AGING. Sept. 15, from 2-3 p.m. William Zella, Ph.D., licensed psychologist and a psychology professor for more than 40 years, will review the theories of aging and what influence we can have over our own aging process. He will give some tips for successful aging for you to feel stronger as you age. If you are interested in signing up, call 781-925-1239.
TICK TALK. Sept. 16 at 1:30 p.m. Blake Dinius, entomologist and extension educator for Plymouth County. Ticks make a second round of migration in September and October and can be larger and more dangerous. Ticks are out looking for a host in you or your pet. We welcome back Blake to teach us ways to defend ourselves from ticks and still maintain a healthy and happy outdoor lifestyle. There is always a Q&A at the end, so bring your questions. Reserve a spot for this talk, and protect yourself and your family from ticks.
ALLERTON HOUSE HOSTS LUNCHEON AT HULL SENIOR CENTER. Sept. 21 at 11:30 a.m. Join Lynda Chuckran for “Name That Tune” while you enjoy a delicious hot lunch provided by the chef at Allerton House. Free. Signup is required. Space limited. RSVP at 781-925-1239.
MATTER OF BALANCE. Wednesdays, 2-4 p.m. Sept. 22-Nov. 17 (no class Oct. 27). Eight-week program emphasizes practical strategies to manage falls. Free. You will learn to: view falls as controllable; set goals for increasing activity; make changes to reduce fall risks at home; and exercise to increase strength and balance. Anyone concerned about falls, or who has fallen in the past, is interested in improving balance, flexibility, and strength, or anyone who has restricted activities because of falling concerns should consider attending. For more details, call 781-925-1239. (Offered by Norwell Visiting Nurses)