Classes and Activities
Blood Pressure Checks
High blood pressure can be a sign of health issues, so please stop by on Wednesday at 9:00 a.m. to get your blood pressure checked by the Orange Beach Fire Department. Anyone is welcome, and it only takes a couple of minutes and can help you be more aware of your health.
Fitness & Wellness Classes - $5 fee per class
Staying active as we age is very important for both physical and mental health. Fitness classes are great for any activity level and can be modified for an individual's previous injuries and certain health conditions to allow anyone to benefit from the physical activity. Classes are all drop-in, so no need to pre-register. Classes may be cancelled due to instructor availability, please check the schedule or call the Senior Center for more information.
- Sit & Be Fit - Build strength and mobility all while sitting in a chair. This class is a great option for those individuals that may have difficulty standing for longer periods of time, but still would like the opportunity to exercise and build strength and endurance.
- Yoga for Everybody & Chair Yoga - A gentle practice that incorporates simple flowing sequences to warm up the body, as well as slower paced movements focusing on alignment, strength, balance, and flexibility. Chair Yoga completes similar sequence flows but modified using a chair to allow for less stress on the joints, but chairs can also be used in any yoga class for those uncomfortable going to the ground.
- Flex & Stretch - For those looking for a little boost in heart rate, this class will provide a balanced mixture of cardio to get the blood pumping, strength to help the body, and stretching to help cool down and relax. All class activities can be done with a chair as well.
- Tai Chi - Tai Chi is a low-impact physical and mental practice that consists of slow, circular movements. Meant to be practiced regularly to receive its full benefits, Tai Chi can be easily adapted to meet your unique mobility and fitness needs.
Cards & Games
Card games can help keep the brain active and sharp with math and memory skills, as well as strategic thinking, psychologist and sociologists say. It is also a great opportunity to socialize and strengthen bonds with friends over a little friendly competition. Games are all drop-in, so no need to pre-register.
- Party Bridge
- Hand & Foot Canasta
- American Mah Jong
- Mexican Train Dominoes
Arts & Crafts- Space limited, must sign-up in advance
Arts & Crafts are a great way to keep the brain and hands active. These craft classes are a fun way to introduce a variety of styles and techniques to create unique handmade projects that you can make to use at home or even make and give as gifts. A few different arts & craft projects are offered each month, and change monthly, so there will always be something new to explore. Projects can range from Folded Photo Albums and Wine Bottle Windchimes to Burlap Christmas Trees and Seashell Candle Holders with so much more. Fees will vary by project.