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Course/event description Location Dates & times
Golf-Specific Exercise: Get Ready for the Season!

Physical conditioning is a very important part of golf. It is vital to injury prevention and proper swing mechanics. Join Jodi Grantham, Spectrum Health physical therapist and Titleist Performance Institute certified golf fitness instructor to learn proper golf-specific exercises to help with strengthening, stabilization, stretching and balance. Research shows that a golf-specific exercise program helps improve core, shoulder and hip strength, balance, and hip, shoulder and torso flexibility. Give your game and your body an edge this year!

Fee is $80 for this 8 - week series

 Free parking on-site.

Call (616) 267-2626 to register or for more information.
Grand Rapids
Spectrum Health Blodgett Hospital 1840 Wealthy Street SE, Yaw Auditorium

March 11 – April 29, 2014
5:30 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Quit 101: Smoking Cessation Class

Are you fed up with the cost of tobacco to your wallet and your health? Have you struggled in the past to stop using tobacco only to remain caught in the web of addiction? QUIT 101 focuses on tips to help you develop a quit plan and strategies that will work for you. Facilitated by Libby Stern, LMSW, a nationally certified tobacco addiction specialist, who is also a former smoker, the program will help you find the motivation and skills you need to stop tobacco once and for all. Included also will be information about medications used in quitting smoking as well as a free nicotine replacement therapy sample.

This event is free

 Free parking on-site.

Call (616) 267-2626 to register or for more information.
Grand Rapids
West Michigan Heart 2902 Bradford Street NE (lower level, east side entrance)

March 25, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Now What? The Choices, Challenges and Opportunities of Retirement

Join us for an interactive workshop led by gerontologist, educator and author, Mike Faber, Director of the Older Learner Center at Grand Rapids Community College. You will have an opportunity to explore your personal interests, learn more about common issues and concerns relating to retirement, and increase your awareness of some community resources available for this next opportunity in your life! This session is offered by the Successful Aging Community Partners (Area Agency on Aging of Western Michigan, Grand Rapids Community College, Priority Health, Senior Neighbors, and Spectrum Health Healthier Communities).

This event is free

 Free parking on-site.

Call (616) 267-2626 to register or for more information.
Grand Rapids
Spectrum Health Healthier Communities 665 Seward Avenue NW, Suite 210

March 25, 2014
1:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.

Balance and Bones Sampler: Helping to Protect Your Bones Help your balance and your bones. No matter what your bone health, join a Spectrum Health physical therapist for this interactive session to learn how to protect your bones and prevent falls. You will have an opportunity to try balance and core exercises, strength training and Tai Chi to increase coordination.

This event is free

 Free parking on-site.

Call (616) 267-2626 to register or for more information.
Grand Rapids
Spectrum Health South Pavilion 80 68th St SE, Community Room

March 27, 2014
1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Matter of Balance: Managing Concerns About Falls Many older adults are afraid to participate in activities because of fear of falling. Matter of Balance is an evidence-based, award winning program designed to manage this fear and safely increase activity. Learn how to look at falls and the fear of falls as something you can control, set realistic goals for activity, reduce fall risk factors and use exercise to increase strength and balance. This program is designed for individuals who are independently mobile and able to problem solve. Please join us to increase your confidence and maintain your independence.

Fee is $10 for this 8 - week series.

 Free parking on-site.

Call (616) 267-2626 to register or for more information.
Grand Rapids
Spectrum Health Healthier Communities 665 Seward Avenue NW, Suite 110

April 3 to May 22, 2014
9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
Low impact exercises that you can do either sitting or standing to help relieve stiffness and pain and build strength. Developed especially for people with arthritis or related conditions. Several two-day a week sessions are available.
Call Senior Neighbors at 616.459.6019 for the location and time that works for you.
Grand Rapids
Salvation Army Senior Program
1235 E. Fulton
Mondays and Wednesdays 
10:15-10:45 a.m.
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
Low impact exercises that you can do either sitting or standing to help relieve stiffness and pain and build strength. Developed especially for people with arthritis or related conditions. Several two-day-a-week sessions are available.
Call Senior Neighbors at 616.459.6019 for the location and time that works for you.
Grand Rapids
United Methodist Community House
904 Sheldon Ave SE
Mondays and Wednesdays
10:30 - 11:15 a.m.
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
Low impact exercises that you can do either sitting or standing to help relieve stiffness and pain and build strength. Developed especially for people with arthritis or related conditions. Several two-day a week sessions are available.
Call Senior Neighbors at 616.459.6019 for the location and time that works for you.
Grand Rapids
Senior Neighbors Grand Rapids Senior Center
333 S. Division
Tuesdays and Thursdays
10:00-10:45 a.m.
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
Low impact exercises that you can do either sitting or standing to help relieve stiffness and pain and build strength. Developed especially for people with arthritis or related conditions. Several two-day a week sessions are available.
Call Senior Neighbors at 616.459.6019 for the location and time that works for you.
Rockford
Rockford Reformed Church
4890 11 Mile
Tuesdays and Thursdays
10:10 – 11:00 a.m.
Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program
Low impact exercises that you can do either sitting or standing to help relieve stiffness and pain and build strength. Developed especially for people with arthritis or related conditions. Several two-day a week sessions are available.
Call Senior Neighbors at 616.459.6019 for the location and time that works for you.
Sparta
Sparta Senior Neighbors Center
Harvest Way
100 Ida Red
Tuesdays and Fridays
10:30-11:15 a.m.

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