Wellness Programs offer seniors healthy aging options. It’s never too late to start a new fitness routine – to help prevent injuries, to remain fit, and to improve overall well-being.
The Ionia County Commission on Aging offers a variety of programs throughout the year at our Ionia Senior Center and at other locations throughout the county. Designed for those aged 60 and older, classes are both fun and engaging.
If you’d like more info on any of our classes or schedules, please contact Wellness Specialist Rachel Yenchar at (616) 527-5365 ext 468. You can also find details in our latest newsletter, found on our Home Page.
Classes include Evidence-based Disease Prevention (EBDP) programs which have been rigorously studied, tested and evaluated to show they provide positive health effects such as:
Tai Chi is a fun, relaxing way to improve balance, flexibility and relieve arthritis pain. Regular classes are held at the Ionia County Commission on Aging Senior Center and ICCOA regularly offers 10-week sessions at other locations around Ionia County.
EnhanceFitness® is a full hour of fun that focuses on dynamic cardiovascular exercise, strength training, balance, and flexibility. Suitable for all fitness levels, EnhanceFitness® is a great option to and extend and maintain health as we age. This popular class has sessions throughout the week at our Senior Center in downtown Ionia.
Matter of Balance
Matter of Balance is an award-winning program designed for those who have fallen or have a fear of falling. Learn how to make changes to reduce fall risks while increasing strength and balance. Classes held regularly throughout the year. Call to reserve your spot in the next class!
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
The Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program uses gentle activities to help increase joint flexibility, range of motion and to maintain muscle strength. While the program is designed specifically for those with arthritis, anyone can participate. Watch for Arthritis Exercise Classes coming to the Ionia Senior Center.
Walk With Ease Program
Doctor recommended and developed by the Arthritis Foundation, Walk With Ease is designed to help you safely get physical activity back into your life! Call to add your name to the Walk With Ease waiting list!
Diabetes P.A.T.H. helps older adults learn to manage their Diabetes and take control of their life. Classes held annually. Call ICCOA to get a call back when our next class is scheduled.
The Ionia County Commission on Aging also offers:
Good Time Cloggers Classes – great for cardiovascular exercise, building strength, and social interaction. A great group and lots of fun!
Armchair Exercise – a gentle exercise program designed for those who are unable to stand for a long period, the group is open to seniors at all fitness levels.
Wii Bowling – the great game we all love but without lifting a heavy bowling ball! Wii is a simple, easy-to-learn video game that gets you moving and throws in a little healthy competition too.